Of course, this yin-yang approach to brand rebuilding wasn't lost on The New York Times or others following yesterday's announcement. To explain, Ford's VP for North American sales said:
"We do have great car products; we do have great fuel performance."This prompted one analyst to quip:
"It is a mistake and it’s very disappointing," said John Casesa, managing partner of Casesa Strategic Advisers in New York. "I just think it shows that Detroit still has a business model predicated on low energy prices."Can the nation's #2 automaker successfully tout its green-ness, while building decidedly ungreen cars? Let's watch and see.
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