Analysis By 2012, Ford Motor Co. could be well-positioned to eliminate Mercury from its brand family, according to a Ward’s AutoForecasts analysis of the auto maker’s production plans and product pipeline. The five plants that produce Mercury’s 6-vehicle lineup are approaching critical milestones. But the brand appears to have been left out of their respective futures. Among the product commitments made to the United Auto Workers union in their recently ratified 4-year labor ...

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