Chrysler, GM Cut Sales Projections by 10% for Japan: Reflecting a slowdown in demand, Chrysler Corp. cut its projection to 18,000 vehicles from 20,000, largely because of lower demand for its Jeep Cherokee, which accounts for most of its sales in that country, a company spokeswoman said. Similarly, General Motors Corp. reduced its projection to 9,000 this year from 10,000, a GM spokesman said. He attributed the revision to insufficient supplies of the Chevrolet Blazer. The shortage is the result of strong sales of that model in other parts of the world, GM said. Chrysler sold 13,601 cars in Japan last year, up 139% from a year earlier, and GM sold 8,696 vehicles, up 2%.
<i> Times Staff and Wire Reports</i>