Despite the appealing 2010 Milan Hybrid, the Mercury brand hardly springs to mind when you think "green car". In fact, it hardly springs to mind, period; Ford's upmarket brand has languished for years with little product and even less attention. Now that's going to change. Ford confirmed yesterday that Mercury will introduce a new compact car in early 2011, possibly at the Detroit Auto Show, and almost surely for the 2012 model year. Hallelujah. At last week's Chicago Auto Show, Ford CEO Alan Mulally was asked by a reporter whether Mercury would be "the Cheshire Cat" of auto brands, just...
Hybrid Buick MPV Business Concept Unveiled
Today General Motors unveiled the Buick Business MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) Concept, a sleek hybrid with five doors and seating for up to seven. The MPV was developed in China, where Buick has long been a favorite marque, by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC). PATAC was launched as a...Jennifer Knightstep
Second Generation VW Golf VI TwinDrive Plug-in Hybrid
Volkswagen has just introduced a new variant of its TwinDrive Plugin-in Hybrid Golf, which is based on the new Golf 6 platform. It is basically a refresh of the prior concept that had based on the at-the-time current Golf 5 platform. The car is propelled by a parallel hybrid drivetrain that...Lyle Dennis