Ford Motor Co. has produced a composite-body car, but do not expect its Explorer EX concept to turn up in buyers' driveways. The EX is more of a high-tech dune buggy than an actual production vehicle, admitted Richard Parry-Jones, group vice president for global product development and quality for the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker. ``It's not mainstream, obviously,'' Parry-Jones said during the concept's introduction Jan. 9 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With its reinforced reaction injection molded body on a steel frame, the EX is more about checking how far designers can push the Explorer sport utility vehicle, he said. ``The intention of building it is to have some fun and test the limits of extremes,'' Parry-Jones said.
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