If January is any indication, Ford Motor Co. could be headed for a brutal 2005, with SUV sales slipping, inventories swelling and three significant new products under-performing. The auto maker posted a 5.1% loss on a daily sales rate basis vs. like-2004 during the year’s opening month, with high-profit trucks and SUVs taking double-digit hits as buyers increasingly seem to be turning to cross/utility vehicles and moving away from gas-guzzlers in the face of escalating fuel prices, U.S. ...

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