Ford: sales up "dramatically" on cash for clunkers

DETROIT Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:13pm EDT

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's (F.N) U.S. sales chief said on Thursday that the pace of auto sales has picked up "dramatically" since the launch of a cash for clunkers program.

* U.S. sales chief says automaker's July sales were 'strong' before launch of

incentive program

* U.S. sales chief says industry-wide July sales rate could top 10 million

units, highest rate of the year