Expect a smooth transition this week as Ford Motor Co. officially combines its car and truck product development programs, says Chris Theodore, vice president-North America product development. That’s because the reorganization, announced Sept. 6, is "just an extension" of what was begun earlier in the year when Ford grouped its products according to consumer application, Mr. Theodore tells Ward’s. They are: family vehicles, lifestyle vehicles, tough trucks and outfitter products and youth ...

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