DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford Motor Co. late last month treats journalists to an early view here of some of the powertrain advances the company will employ to achieve its goal of increasing sport/utility vehicle (SUV) fuel economy by 25% in the coming five years (see WEVTU - Aug. 1, '00, p.1). Engineers say that no single technology will deliver such large gain, but instead the company will use combinations, depending on the ability to adapt them to individual platforms. For example, Ford ...

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