The Chrysler 200 used to be better known as America’s rental car. Can this brand-new version erase that memory and reset Chrysler’s image in mid-size family sedans?
Ford has issued a service bulletin for some of its popular large vehicles for a problem with ventilation of smoke. The affected vehicles include the 2010-2014 Ford Flex and Taurus; the 2013 - 2014 Explorer; and the 2010-2014 Lincoln MKS and MKT. Only vehicles with the turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 are included.
Back in May, we told you about MonkeyParking, a new app that lets desperate drivers in San Francisco pay for parking -- or, more to the point, it lets them pay the owners of parked cars to leave prime spots.
2015 Ford Edge
ord has taken the wraps off its 2015 Edge. This newest member of the Ford family hits showrooms early next year and for the first time will be sold in global markets, including as far away as Australia. Looking almost identical to a concept version unveiled a year ago, the 2015 Edge’s handsome design should ensure it makes an impact on the market.
The first undertaking of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Vehicles Operations personalization department is the F-Type Project 7, the production version of last year’s Project 7 concept car. Yes, Jaguar has confirmed that it will build 250 examples of the stunning speedster, and will present the car for the first time at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed starting tomorrow.
Land Rover has confirmed that the high-performance version of its Range Rover Sport that we’ve been seeing for months in prototype form is called the SVR. The British automaker has also confirmed that the vehicle will be presented, still as a prototype, at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which kicks off tomorrow.
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan
Toyota has said for many years that it plans to build and sell a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, and now the company has trickled out some more information on that car. Specifically, it provided images of the final production version's exterior design--little changed changed from the concept it showed at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2013--along with on-sale dates and the price in Japan.
It was much easier to be suspicious of older diesels with their poor performance, noise and so-so economy figures, and images of diesel-powered trucks "rolling coal" did nothing for their green image either.
There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What if you want to spend as little as possible on fuel, but spend as little as possible on the car itself too?