Ford Motor Co. of New Zealand Ltd. is threatening legal action over the use of a late-model Ford Falcon in new anti-speeding television ads. The NZ$2 million ($1.4 million) ad campaign, commissioned by the government’s Land Transport New Zealand, shows the vehicle losing control on a rural road and somersaulting into a ditch. The car’s Ford badge and other insignia have been removed, but Ford says the vehicle is clearly identifiable as a Falcon. A Ford official says the ad breaches an ...

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