Ford CEO Alan Mulally has told just-auto that he is convinced the US vehicle market can reach unit sales of 14m this year as the economy continues to improve.
Mulally made the comments to just-auto at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit against a slew of positive economic indicators.
Unemployment – that had remained stubbornly high – is starting to fall while it equally appears new jobs are being created as pent-up demand for cars is finally starting to be released following the slump of 2008.
“We see a certain improvement in the economy in the US – probably 2%-3%,” Mulally told just-auto. With that, we think the auto industry [could do] 13.5m-14m units.”
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