Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas, an influential auto analyst, has named Ford (NYSE:F)as his top pick in the auto sector, citing the company's "radically improved product offering" and "levered play on the U.S. housing recovery and European restructuring." Jonas gave the automaker a $17 price target, significantly up from its current $10 share price. In the preceding video, Fool.com industrials analyst Brendan Byrnes explains why Ford is strictly a long-term play but also discusses many significant drivers coming up in the automaker's future.

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