Betting the Farm: Ford's Post-Minivan Play will Be Monday Announcement

Ford's got an announcement to make. (No, you'll have to wait until this coming Monday to hear it from the Boss's mouth.) But press outlets are already reporting that company will divulge its upcoming minivan stratagy, which, according to USA Today, involves flight from the minivan segment altogether, leaving plant closures, layoffs and executive departures in its wake. The Detroit Free Press's message is more optimistic — that the company will announce a minivan replacement based on the Fairlane concept (pictured) unveiled last year. One Jalopnik tipster, a Ford insider who says he knows some of the project staff, confirms the story. Good news. Bad news. Old news? Hmm.

Ford to reinvent sluggish minivans [Detroit Free Press]

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