MELBOURNE — Ford Australia releases a 1999 Ford Explorer specifically tailored to local conditions, including a new self-leveling rear suspension. A spokeswoman for Ford says engineers from both Ford's U.S. and Australian light truck programs spent weeks on Outback roads to ensure the new suspension can handle the wide range of Australian conditions. An engineer from the automaker's shock absorber supplier, Arnin, also participated in the development program. Together, the three teams ...

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