WASHINGTON -- Lincoln introduces, at the Washington auto show, its new-generation Town Car to be built at Ford Motor Co.’s Wixom, MI, plant on the same line as the Continental and LS. Mike Reed, vehicle engineering manager for Town Car, says the vehicle took 24 months to develop from design freeze to Job 1, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2002. Volume next year should approach 60,000 units with 80,000 scheduled for a full year in 2003. Besides the new sheet metal, ...

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