DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. hopes to bat at least Five Hundred with a new flagship sedan anchoring the batting order in 2004, the auto maker’s self-proclaimed “year of the car.” Five Hundred new flagship of Ford car line. The Five Hundred is an all-new vehicle from a new, dedicated platform targeted at the important midsize-car segment that represents 3 million sales, or 18% of the industry. To fill out the lineup, Mercury gets its own version in the Montego. And the batting ...

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