Ford Motor Co. is in a better position today when it comes to fuel-economy and cleaner emissions than it was in 2004, its top U.S. sales analyst says. “In 2004, 30% of our retail sales in the U.S. were cars and cross/utility vehicles, so 70% were trucks and SUVs. Today, it’s almost a 50/50 mix in the first three months of this year,” George Pipas says during a conference call in which he reports Ford’s light-vehicle sales fell 13.5% in March compared with year-ago. Pipas’ assessment of ...
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