CHICAGO – Like it or not, the future of Ford Div. design rides on the pen of a Brit named Joe. Joe Baker is the chief designer of Ford’s 427 concept, a sinister, rear-wheel-drive sedan that bowed at the 2003 Detroit auto show, characterized by a grille carrying three solid longitudinal bars and solid body design bound together by straight-edge lines. Ford’s 427 concept. Next year, Baker’s gritty styling cues will show up on the ’06 Ford Fusion midsize sedan, and they’ll eventually ...

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