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Ford CEO Tells just-auto US Market Recovery to Continue

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.”

For more details of Ford’s take on the US economy and car market visit

Established in 1999, just-auto is a leading online resource for the global automotive industry, publishing around 50 news articles, analysis features and insights every working day. Under the direction of Managing Editor David Leggett; its experienced team of journalists, consultants and analysts provide a unique blend of automotive news, interviews and research that is delivered to over 90,000 business executives per month.

Via its web site, webinars and QUBE, CONSULT and PLDB research platforms just-auto offers insight into OEM and supplier corporate strategies, manufacturing developments, in-depth management briefings, supplier technologies and innovations, component market trends and forecasts and current/future car model programmes.

For details of how just-auto is “helping decision makers make decisions” visit  

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