Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln division tapped supplier Magna International Inc. to join the “program team” in developing its '02 Blackwood luxury sport/utility vehicle because Lincoln needed engineering assistance in preparing the vehicle for production, the division chief tells Ward's. Mark W. Hutchins, president of Lincoln Mercury, says Magna's engineering role with the Blackwood is much like the Special Vehicle Team, which has been responsible for launching Ford's high-performance but ...

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