DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. expects to complete studies by year-end on how best to compete in the subcompact segment in North America and likely will tap Mazda Motor Corp. to engineer the necessary small car. Ford Ka doesn’t work for North American market. With the success of BMW AG’s Mini and DaimlerChrysler AG’s preparations to bring some of its Smart products to the U.S. next year, Ford knows the segment deserves serious consideration – and it is getting it, says Phil Martens, ...

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