An all-new design of the Mercury Villager was introducedfor 99. It featured a beefed up engine, a more spacious interior, a slidingdoor on the driver side, various interior and exterior refinements and a newlydesigned instrument panel with easier reach. Reduced emission levels, new childseat anchors, optional entertainment center and various trim updates earmarked the2000 model. Minor revisions inside and out took place for 2001, with optional16 alloy wheels, a smoother operating drivetrain and seatbelt pre-tensioners. TheVillager saw no major changes for 2002.