Ford Motor Co. will add independent rear suspension (IRS) to its Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator line, Ward's has learned. It mimics IRS as a new feature on '02 Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer. That coincides with the addition of an optional fold-flat, third-row seat that required a lower floor, meaning the vehicle's solid-axle suspension had to go. Expedition, introduced as a '97 model, will get its first redesign next year when it will be sold as an '03. The current model has a ...

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