DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. research shows stronger-than-usual consumer interest in so-called “trend colors,” hues that are used during the launch of a vehicle to spark interest and then eventually phased out. An example of a popular trend color is the Blazing Copper offered during the launch of the Ford Edge cross/utility vehicle, says Jack Palazzolo, manager-advanced product marketing. The color has surpassed Ford’s expectations, with an unusually high 10% take rate. “A trend color ...

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