The first application of Ford Motor Co.’s new global C-car platform will roll off the line this summer at the auto maker’s assembly plant in Saarlouis, Germany, Ward's has learned. Preparations to build the Ford Focus C-Max are “on time,” an insider says. Ford is mum on production volume. A “mid-sized people carrier” intended for European markets, C-Max will be a cousin to the next-generation Mazda Protege and Volvo S40/V40 because they share the same “technology.” (Ford is loath to use ...

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