DEARBORN, MI — Straight off the heels of President and CEO Jac Nasser's public decree for higher fuel economy sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) from Ford Motor Co. and the second-largest tire recall ever, the all-new 2002 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer are previewed here at Ford's Dearborn Design Center. The million-dollar question for Ford engineers: How to take the best-selling SUV for 10 years running and substantially improve it? Ford believes the answer to that question is to ...

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