Ford Motor Co.’s decision to build the next-generation Ford Explorer at its Chicago assembly plant will go a long way in boosting production at the woefully underutilized facility. The auto maker today says the move will see the Explorer go from a traditional body-on-frame SUV to a cross/utility vehicle in the year’s fourth quarter. A concept version of the new model, the Explorer America, was revealed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Chicago assembly ...

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