Although Ford Motor Co. entered 2008 with U.S. light-vehicle deliveries dropping 4.1% in January, compared with year-ago, the news wasn’t all bad. Despite the loss, Ford executives managed to find a silver lining, pointing to a strong showing by its lineup of cross/utility vehicles and new ’08 Focus small car. Sales of the Ford Edge midsize CUV soared 95% in January to 10,888 units, compared with prior-year, while deliveries of its Lincoln MKX sibling jumped 78% to 3,026 units vs. ...

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