Ford messed up big time when it sold Volvo to the Chinese. While its Lincoln division stagnates, this Swedish speedster is poised to woo a lot of status buyers. Dan Neil takes it for a spin

THE SADDEST WORDS of tongue or pen are “It might have been,” wrote the poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

Can it, Johnny, say Ford shareholders.

Once upon a time, Ford owned the Volvo Car Corporation but, in 2010, sold it to the Chinese conglomerate Zhejian Geely Holding Group for $1.8 billion, which was just $4.7 billion shy of the price Ford...



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