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Can Ford Regain Its Lost Mercury Market with Fast-Ever Lincoln MKC?

Can Ford Regain Its Lost Mercury Market with Fast-Ever Lincoln MKC?

From Mac Gordon 11-07-2014 An obvious location for trying is central Germany, a venue where German cars have pressed the metal hard at Baden Baden and Hafen City, and competitors have turned the corners with Audi A5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GALX. Motor Trend's actor racer Justin Bell was chosen to tour Germany in a 2015 Li ... Continue reading

What's Up Mac? Subaru and Ford Up Sedan Horsepower

What's Up Mac? Subaru and Ford Up Sedan Horsepower

from Mac Gordon Senior Editor WOODLAND HILLS, CA November 4, 2014; Two under-written sport sedans have been “refreshed”, giving “Driver's car” fans power and price choices other than the diesel options being unfurled this fall. These choices include the Subaru WRX STI and the Ford Focus STI, and the ... Continue reading

Diesels Diesels Everywhere

Diesels Diesels Everywhere

DIESEL 'INVASION' SET FOR NEW LUXURY SEDANS LED BY VW AND BMW from Mac Gordon Senior Editor-at-large Auto Central August 10, 2014; New U.S. VW chief Michael Horn sees fast cars fading out as all VW brands are “dieselized.” Single and twin turbo engines will offset power changes. New MPG Regs dictate need to d ... Continue reading

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Get Boost From Toyota

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Get Boost From Toyota

<p>From Mac Gordon 05-24-2014 </p><p>WOODLAND HILLS - The world’s auto industry set off on four new directions in June, each of which will change driver habits, and reduce costs of fuel, up mileage per gallon averages, and permit dealer-installed accessories. </p><p>First off and the most impressive change came fr ... Continue reading

New York Auto Show Makes News Again

New York Auto Show Makes News Again

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW AGAIN MAKES NEWS From Mac Gordon New York NY April 27, 2014; Always a newsmaker since opening in the early 1900s at the Madison Square Garden, the New York Show had pluses for two Cadillac's-the electric range-extended ELR Coupe; Lexus GS (Lexus's first turbo); BMW 535iM Sport; Dodge Charger; Buick E ... Continue reading

Mustang Marks 50 Years +VIDEO

Mustang Marks 50 Years +VIDEO

Ford Mustang Marks 50 Years +VIDEO by Mac Gordon ... Continue reading

What's Up Mac? April 1-5, 2015

What's Up Mac? April 1-5, 2015

from Mac Gordon News Flash The Volkswagen Group was dealt a strong power play in the midsize sedan segment, killing the exclusive 5-cylinder engine on Passat and Jetta SE models and replacing it with a 1.8 liter 170 hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine fitted for its long-awaited turbo diesel model front wheel drive. Unli ... Continue reading

Mac Gordon on Bill Ford Demise

Mac Gordon on Bill Ford Demise

from Mac Gordon In Memoriam Bill Ford News of the death from pneumonia of Ford Motor Co. Chairman, William Clay Ford Jr., 88. “Bill Ford” was the last member of the Ford family to occupy a senior executive position. Bill was a grandson of Edsel Ford, and for most of his career occupied the position of Executi ... Continue reading

Alfa Romeo 4C Coming To U.S in May +VIDEO

Alfa Romeo 4C Coming To U.S in May +VIDEO

2015 ALFA ROMEO EN ROUTE TO U.S. IN MAY from: Mac Gordon Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel MILAN, ITALY – The long awaited Alfa Romeo sports coupe 4C has been cleared for a U.S. market launch this May as a 2015-model by the Fiat Group – to the delight of owners, former owners and dealers. With the franchise st ... Continue reading

Mac Gordon's LA Auto Show Highlights

Mac Gordon's LA Auto Show Highlights

from Mac Gordon LOS ANGELES, CA November 18, 2013; A surprising bevy of technical firsts have been debuted at the LA show in the downtown Convention Center. To wit: Acura has unveiled the RCX premium sedan. It includes jewel eyed LED headlights , all-wheel steering and a suggested list price of a record $54,450. Cadill ... Continue reading

What's Up Mac? Lease-Led August 2013 US Auto Sales Jump 17% - Oh By The Way Happy 86th Birthday Mac!

What's Up Mac? Lease-Led August 2013 US Auto Sales Jump 17% - Oh By The Way Happy 86th Birthday Mac!

By Mac Gordon Woodland Hills, CA The surge in U.S. new-car sales last month brought on the highest month in 6 years, delighting auto makers no end and setting the stage for near record results in September and the 4th quarter. August sales jumped to 1½ million and the SAAR to 16.9 million! What’s more, late sum ... Continue reading

Auto Makers Buoyed by TC Seminars Cheer Suppliers, Big 3

Auto Makers Buoyed by TC Seminars Cheer Suppliers, Big 3

from Mac Gordon 08-08-2013 TRAVERSE CITY, MI-Global and Detroit-based automakers and suppliers wrapped up the annual Traverse City CAR Seminars August 8 on a high note, portending a new model year that will see growth in new models and improved quality as universal themes. The Center for Auto Research meetings gave aut ... Continue reading

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel High MPG Topic For C.A.R. Management Seminars

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel High MPG Topic For C.A.R. Management Seminars

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel High MPG , Front-wheel-drive five-passenger compact sedan Base price: $24,885 Price as tested: $25,590 (excluding destination charge) Safety equipment: Antilock brakes; stability control; curtain air bags; driver and front and rear seat side air bags; front knee air bags; power locks, window ... Continue reading

Lexus Unveils New Flagship

Lexus Unveils New Flagship

from Mac Gordon 07-01-2013 When Toyota's luxury sedan, the Lexus ES400, stormed the heights in 1990, no automaker or analyst in their right minds believed another rear-drive sedan-albeit one with basic rear-wheel-drive-would establish an upscale brand whose option package would list the successor Lexus in 2014 for an u ... Continue reading

Auto Alphabet Since 1880s from Mac Gordon

Auto Alphabet Since 1880s from Mac Gordon

EDITOR'S NOTE : Introducing a new auto writer's newsletter feature: from a “Roll Call” of cars and trucks since the 20th century's birth of the auto age-in which more than 3,000 separate makes have been produced. What's timely now is the paucity of Electric-titled cars, steam-named cars, Motor Buggys (to be s ... Continue reading

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