MELBOURNE — Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. previews its hurriedly redesigned Ford Falcon at the Melbourne Motor Show. The Series II underwent radical changes after the AU Falcon — the last incarnation that was developed at a cost of A$750 million (US$469 million) — failed to impress buyers (see Ward's Automotive International — Sept. '98, p.1). Ford Australia President Geoff Polites concedes the company did not listen to the customer during the car's design. “We developed a car the ...

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