Yes. At one time, the Mercury was a full lone of automobiles and even had a
line of llight trucks. Most of these cars were simply re-identified and
rebadged Ford products. Most recent have been cars like the Contour/Mistique
and Crown Victorua/Grand Marquis. Late 70s and early 80s saw the T-Bird and
Cougar sharing the same body shell/ powertrain.
SimilarlyDodge once shared platforms with their Plymouth division. GM is the
king of cross-marque platforming... In the early 80s, the Cadillac division
was ballsy enough to re-identify a Cavalier or similar econo-box... complete
with leather seats and wire wheel hubcaps. The Cimarron didn't last in
production for very long....
Not to mention the current pairings:
Montego/FiveHundred (based on Volvo S80)
Milan/Fusion (based on Mazda 6)
The Sable is no longer in production. The Taurus alone is being built
for fleet sales only for a few more months.
Even most Lincolns are based on Ford vehicles, although they usually
have very different suspensions and other details compared to Mercury,
which are usually little more than different grills and taillights.
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