Mercury Cougar production at AutoAlliance International Inc. (AAI) will end in 2003 to make way for another Ford coupe, under a plan being considered for the Flat Rock, MI, assembly plant. Bruce Bowman, AAI president and chief executive, says the Cougar could be replaced by another sporty coupe at the plant. Mazda 626 production also would cease in 2005 or 2006 to make way for another 4-door sedan, under the proposed plan, he says. However, with Cougar sales running hot in the U.S. and ...

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