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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//Shared%20Platform%20Cars/Mercury%20Meta%20One%20Concept%20(P2)/001__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Perhaps it's no surprise since Peter Horbury headed out to American operations at Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, but Ford is planning even further usage of the Americanized version of Volvo's P2 platrom, known as D3 inside Ford halls.<p>Found via Autoblog from Automotive News, the platform will be used for two new sedans and two other vehicles for new niches according to Automotive News. What could these be? Likely candidates are the Lincoln MKS sedan (concept version shown earlier this year), the Ford Fairlane crossover utility vehicle and a Mercury version perhaps close to the Meta One concept from last year (above).<p><IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//Events/Industry/NAIAS%20Detroit/2006/Lincoln%20MK%20S/001__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>What could the last sedan be? We're guessing the Lincoln Towncar replacement. We'd read this rumor a few months back, and it would seem to make sense. As much as we think it's a bad move to quit making the LTC for fleets, a more competitive flagship for consumers is long-needed. Whether the largest scaled P2 yet will cut the mustard remains to be seen, but we shall see...<p>More here...<br><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/08/ford-using-five-hundred-platform-for-at-least-four-more-vehicles" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2006/0...icles</A>/<br>
 
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