Ford pushes ahead on redesign of flagship car

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DETROIT, March 17 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it is advancing its plans to redesign the new Five Hundred sedan, which analysts say has been slow to connect with U.S. customers because of its conservative styling. "We are going to have a freshening not after four years but after two-and-half to three years," Phil Martens, Ford's head of North American product development told Reuters, referring to the Five Hundred. "And then we will have another freshening about two years ...

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