DEARBORN – Any weakness Ford Motor Co.’s aging Taurus creates for the auto maker’s car lineup will be partially offset by the all-new Freestyle cross/utility vehicle, a senior executive suggests. When Freestyle makes its debut in 2005, "there’ll be some shiftover from minivan people," says Jim O’Connor, group vice president-North America marketing, sales and service. Freestyle CUV will be built at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant, alongside Five Hundred sedan. In addition, he ...
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