With confirmation that it will build an upscale, Mercury-badged Windstar derivative, Ford Motor Co. exploits a small segment that is getting smaller in terms of competition. "The minivan market represents more than 1 million units," Mercury says. "and growth is expected in the $30,000-plus luxury market." Mercury Monterey Currently, the luxury van segment – as defined by Ward's – has three competitors: Oldsmobile Silhouette, Volkswagen Eurovan and Chrysler Town and ...

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