Workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Wixom, MI, assembly plant last week began picking up the build pace of the new Lincoln LS. With the official on-sale date a little more than a month away, the line rate slowly is being taken up from just 18 an hour to full speed, which is 21.5 Town Cars, 14.3 LSs, and 7.2 Continentals. Wixom built 141,000 units last year and likely will hit output of about 200,000 late next year when the Thunderbird goes into production. The plant has capacity to go to 240,000 ...

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