TITLE

Belts get tighter in Ford country

AUTHOR(S)
Connelly, Mary
PUB. DATE
April 2002
SOURCE
Automotive News;4/29/2002, Vol. 76 Issue 5981, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the reduction of cost and content from the redesigned pick-up of Ford Motor Co. Result of the business losses; Evaluation on the feature of the vehicle; Increase of product development costs.
ACCESSION #
6720555

 

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