FTC, dealers settle ad rift
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission says six Philadelphia-area dealers have agreed to stop lease and credit advertising practices that the commission says violate federal law. Primarily the dealers promise to display more prominently all the costs of vehicle leases. Affected dealers are Dunphy Nissan, Norristown Automobile Co., Northeast Auto Outlet, Pacifico Ardmore, Pacifico Ford and Marty Sussman Organization. The agreements do not require the dealers to admit wrongdoing or pay fines.
MAZDA PROMOTES FIELDS
TOKYO - Mazda Motor Corp. promoted Mark Fields to executive vice president and assistant to the president, making him the leading candidate to replace James Miller as Mazda's president. Fields, 38, was senior managing director in charge of marketing, sales and customer service. He recently was named a vice president at Mazda's parent, Ford Motor Co.
TH!NK ROLLS INTO D.C.
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co., trying to build American interest in its Norwegian-made, electric two-seater called Th!nk City, showed it off in the nation's capital last week and announced a plan to put up to 100 of the cars into service next year in San Francisco.