Like the influx of foreign fish and flora threatening native North American wildlife, down-market luxury brand offerings could make endangered species of some domestic models, a top Mercury executive warns. "So many luxury brands have cars selling at under $30,000 that are coming into our territory," Elena Ford, Mercury group brand manager, says on the heels of July sales that, ironically, saw Mercury deliveries increase 7.8% over July of last year – 25,705 units to 22,923. ...

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