CHICAGO – The lull following the eat-’em-up consolidation craze of the recent past is shaking out a few good apples – even at Ford Motor Co. Top among them: The 6-year-old “P2” sedan platform Ford hopped the pond to grab from its Volvo Car subsidiary. Ford Freestyle Ford Five Hundred Mercury Montego Renamed D3, it now underpins three all-new ’05 products: the Ford Freestyle cross/utility vehicle and the Five Hundred/Mercury Montego sedans introduced to the media here. ...

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