The head of Ford Motor Co.’s Premier Automotive Group regrets the disruption posed by consolidating production of its high-volume, entry-level products, but defends the strategy as “a competitive necessity.” The ’04 Freelander will be built at Solihull, unlike its next-generation model. “Clearly, when a plant loses a product, nobody is happy,” Mark Fields says of the plan to build the next-generation Land Rover Freelander alongside the Jaguar X-Type at Jaguar’s Halewood ...

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