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Ford Joins Fiat Chrysler With Slow Start to the Year

  • GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler miss estimates for January deliveries
  • Toyota’s RAV4, Nissan’s Rogue pace U.S. sales increases
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Bloomberg’s Jamie Butters says Detroit automakers had a very rough January.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Automakers began the year with a stark Detroit-versus-Japan divide.

General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV all posted U.S. sales that fell short of analysts’ estimates for last month, as demand plunged for domestic sedans including the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Fusion. Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., meanwhile, boosted deliveries thanks to RAV4 and Rogue crossover models.