Ford Motor Co. light-vehicle sales fell 10.7% in December from year-ago levels, but the auto maker’s top market analyst says the results exceeded internal targets set for the month. U.S. Sales Analyst George Pipas’ optimistic view of an otherwise dismal sales month is due to Ford’s U.S. market share, which stabilized at 14.8% for the month despite the discontinuation of the high-volume Ford Taurus passenger car and the Ford Freestar minivan. Both models, particularly the Taurus, were ...

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