The Ford CrossTrainer, a seven-passenger, three-row vehicle, will be built at the Chicago Assembly Plant beginning in 2004, the company confirmed on Feb. 6, 2002. The new CrossTrainer will be one of the 20 new products the company will introduce each year through 2005. CrossTrainer will be an all-new addition to the Ford lineup. The Taurus will remain in the lineup and continue to be produced at Ford's Atlanta Assembly Plant. CrossTrainer will be available in front and all-wheel drive. It will feature a V-6 engine and new continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The CVT will deliver up to a 10 percent fuel economy improvement over a traditional powertrain. The CrossTrainer will begin production at the Chicago Assembly Plant in 2004.

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