CHICAGO – Retooling and retailing are the bogeys on Ford Motor Co.’s radar as the auto maker prepares to roll out a pair of next-generation minivans. Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey, unveiled here at the Chicago Auto Show, will be assembled in Oakville, Ont. Job 1 is scheduled for summer, but the C$600 million ($395 million) retooling effort – required, primarily, because the vans feature third-row, fold-flat seating – is well under way. "Half of the tooling has been improved," says ...
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