Sales took on a torrid pace in the final week of September in Chrysler Group showrooms, but it was not enough to staunch a 28% bleed in sales compared to year-ago, or to stave off the need to trim inventory by 26,000 units in October. The need to idle the Pillette Road assembly plant for a total of three weeks, and four other plants for a single week, for inventory control, opens the door another inch for Toyota Motor Corp. as it pushes to oust the Chrysler Group from the Big Three. ...

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