Ford's big launch year includes 2 icons

Detroit-based Bradford Wernle has reported on Ford Motor Co. since 2011. He also covered Ford of Europe from 1998 to 2005 while working at Automotive News Europe in London.
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The Ford brand has spent several years focusing on vehicles that struck at the heart of segments once dominated by imports: crossovers and mid-sized sedans.

For the 2015 model year, Ford is returning to its roots with redesigned versions of two crucial home-market mainstays: the F-150, Ford's best-selling and most profitable vehicle, and the Mustang pony car, the brand's image standard-bearer.

The redesigns are significant for different reasons. The F-150 gets an aluminum-intensive body and the Mustang targets buyers in global markets.

Ford has lots more on its plate, including a redesigned Edge crossover and a new commercial van, the Transit, replacing the E series.

Here is a look at the Ford brand's future product plans.

You can reach Bradford Wernle at bwernle@crain.com.


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