MELBOURNE – Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. reportedly will drop one of the country's oldest small car nameplates – the Laser – in favor of the Ford Focus. Throughout the past 21 years, the auto maker has sold roughly 500,000 Lasers. Reports say Ford Australia has been eyeing the Focus for some time, but the small car's popularity in Europe has made it difficult to import at a competitive price. Although Laser sales were up 7% for the first four months of the year, the vehicle claims ...

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