The next Mazda MPV minivan likely will be derived from the next-generation Windstar, due out in about 2002, says Ford Motor Co.'s Asia/Pacific chief. Mazda's '00 MPV, which goes on sale in July, was too far along in the development stage to even consider using the current Windstar platform, Henry D.G. Wallace says. Using the Mercury Villager wasn't feasible because it is shared with Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.'s Quest. “The whole cycle plan has to unroll over time,” Mr. Wallace says. “As we ...

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