Ford Motor Co. begins production of the new ’07 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX cross/utility vehicles at its Oakville, Ont., Canada, assembly plant. The success of the CUVs, particularly the Edge, is of utmost importance to Ford, which is in the midst of a massive restructuring of its North American operations and desperately needs a hit to prop up flagging sales. “We feel we have the right product, at the right time, in the right segment,” says Mark Fields, president-The Americas, in a ...

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