To the long list of dead U.S. car brands, you can now add one more: Mercury. The Ford Motor Company announced today that Mercury production would cease by the end of this year. That means that the widely anticipated compact Mercury version of the 2012 Ford Focus--named "Tracer" after the badge-engineered Ford Escort sold from 1991 to 199, and before that, used on a thinly disguised Mazda 323--will never see the light of day. Instead, the car may be reworked into a more luxurious Lincoln version. That compact Lincoln will likely draw its inspiration from the perplexing Lincoln Concept C show...
New Green Compact Car Coming In 2011 From ... Mercury ?!?!?
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...John Voelcker