Daily Archives: February 8, 2013

2013 Ford Escape Driving 2

Driving two: Expanded vision of drive-by shots around San Francisco. All-New Ford Escape: Smarter Utility Vehicle Saves Owners Fuel, Money; New Technologies Make Their Lives Easier Ford’s newest sport utility vehicle (SUV) arrives this spring, bringing clever technologies and features designed to make life easier with fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market Versatile vehicle features new hands-free technology — including liftgate with motion-sensing technology similar to video games’ and upgraded MyFord Touch® system that makes connecting with digital devices on the go even easier The all-new Escape offers three engines, which provide efficiency without sacrificing power Customers globally will start seeing this sleek, small SUV this year, too. Named the Ford Kuga in Europe and China, this vehicle made its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will offer unique powertrains and features for customers in those markets The Ford Escape, America’s best-selling SUV, raises the bar even higher with the all-new model that includes 11 new exclusive features and fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market today. “We call our all-new Ford Escape the ‘smarter utility vehicle’ because it offers the strengths that customers today really value — fuel economy, versatility and new technology that makes driving and living with the vehicle easier and more fun — all wrapped in a sleek, more modern design,” said Raj

Five things I learned from January car sales numbers

Five things I learned from January car sales numbers
Despite the arrival last year of three all-new core models (Sentra compact, Altima mid-size and the Pathfinder SUV), sales overall were down 13.6 per cent in January. Nissan officials say they expect increases in the year ahead, given the strength …
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2013 Subaru Crosstrek Review

Join Shelly, the Subaru of Puyallup personal shopper as she reviews the 2013 Subaru Legacy. www.subaruofpuyallup.com Subaru of Puyallup, tacoma, auburn, olympia, seattle, kent, federal way, bonney lake, peninsula, washington, oregon, northwest, pacific, suv, crossover, honda, toyota, mazda, ford, chevy, chevrolet, sport utility,

2013 All-New Range Rover Hybrid Technology

All-New Range Rover Is Revealed Thursday, September 06, 2012 Land Rover has announced the launch of the All-New Range Rover, the world’s most refined and capable SUV. The fourth generation of the iconic Range Rover line, the new model has been revealed to the world via a dramatic event held at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond, London. The All-New Range Rover is the ultimate luxury SUV, following the innovative spirit of the original design from over 40 years ago. The world’s first SUV with a lightweight all-aluminium body, the new Range Rover takes the capabilities of the marque’s flagship to a new level, with even greater luxury and refinement, enhanced performance and handling on all terrains, and significant advances in sustainability. “Launching the all-new Range Rover represents a major milestone for Land Rover, being the first exciting output from an unprecedented investment in premium vehicle technologies,” said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director. “The new Range Rover preserves the essential, unique character of the vehicle – that special blend of luxury, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability. However, its clean sheet design and revolutionary lightweight construction have enabled us to transform the experience for luxury vehicle customers, with a step change in comfort, refinement and handling.” With order books now officially open and sales scheduled to start in late 2012, the all-new Range Rover will be introduced in 170 markets
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2013 Ford Escape Tracking Two

Tracking Two: Includes extra driving shots around San Francisco and Marin County. All-New Ford Escape: Smarter Utility Vehicle Saves Owners Fuel, Money; New Technologies Make Their Lives Easier Ford’s newest sport utility vehicle (SUV) arrives this spring, bringing clever technologies and features designed to make life easier with fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market Versatile vehicle features new hands-free technology — including liftgate with motion-sensing technology similar to video games’ and upgraded MyFord Touch® system that makes connecting with digital devices on the go even easier The all-new Escape offers three engines, which provide efficiency without sacrificing power Customers globally will start seeing this sleek, small SUV this year, too. Named the Ford Kuga in Europe and China, this vehicle made its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will offer unique powertrains and features for customers in those markets The Ford Escape, America’s best-selling SUV, raises the bar even higher with the all-new model that includes 11 new exclusive features and fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market today. “We call our all-new Ford Escape the ‘smarter utility vehicle’ because it offers the strengths that customers today really value — fuel economy, versatility and new technology that makes driving and living with the vehicle easier and more fun — all wrapped in a sleek, more modern design
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New 2013 Ford Escape

The best-selling SUV in the US is getting a makeover: Ford is introducing a dramatically redesigned version of its Escape small sport utility on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show,. The new Escape discards the squared-off silhouette that has been standard for SUVs in the past. Instead, the sleeker look features an arcing roof line that echoes the design of a major competitor, the Honda CR-V (which is also getting a makeover of its own). In addition to the design change, Ford also is touting a package of new high-tech features, such as parallel parking assist and a rear liftgate that will rise for loaded-down shoppers if they kick a foot under with the key in a pocket or purse. This 2013 Escape, which goes on sale next summer, also comes with the company’s new direct-injected, turbocharged “Ecoboost” engines. Though full EPA gas mileage ratings aren’t yet available, Ford engineers say the Ecoboost engines, coupled with the better aerodynamics of the new sleeker shape, could add up to 5 MPG in highway driving, taking the vehicle to 33 MPG. At the same time, Ford will be dropping its gas-electric hybrid version of the Escape — currently the only hybrid in the small SUV class. If the Ecoboost engines can indeed be rated for 33 MPG on the highway, that will top the current hybrid’s highway rating of 31 MPG — although the new engines surely won’t match the hybrid’s 34 MPG in city driving, where hybrids excel. The hybrid Escape is available for now as a 2012 model; Ford is
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All-New 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer unveils

Chevrolet’s toughest, most- refined midsize sport utility vehicle, the TrailBlazer, made its global debut today at the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show in the Middle East. The robust seven-seat show vehicle previews Chevrolet’s latest SUV offering, which will be sold around the world, beginning with Thailand in early 2012. The new-generation TrailBlazer combines the hauling and towing capability of a body-on-frame SUV with the ride comfort and efficiency of a crossover. Developed in tandem with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado pickup by GM do Brasil, it shares the same architecture as its truck sibling, with a chassis tuned to combine heavy-duty off-road capability with refined city driving. The show vehicle features an all-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM’s new 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine, which features a variable-geometry turbocharger for an optimal combination of performance and fuel economy.