Ford Motor Co. is banking on a strong initial reception of the Five Hundred and Freestyle to help ballast Ford Div.’s struggling ship, as it sails into the final months of 2004. The auto maker anticipates selling some 4,000 of the two new vehicles in the inaugural full-sales month of October. This would exceed expectations and help put the brand just short of October 2003's performance, when it sold 231,204 units, Ford Div. President Steve Lyons tells Ward’s. Ford Freestyle While ...

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