Mercury Milan News

  • 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    Hybrids originally came from mass-market brands--Toyota, Honda, then Ford--before they ascended into loftier realms (Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche). Now Ford is taking its well-received hybrid sedans upscale, by adding a hybrid model to the 2011 Lincoln MKZ lineup. The MKZ, although it shares a production line and some sheetmetal with the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans, never got the hybrid model offered in those two sedans. At today's media day for the the 2010 New York Auto Show, the company officially launches the 2011 Linoln MKZ Hybrid four-door sedan. While it carries over much of...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    New Hybrid Braking Issue: First Prius, Now Ford Fusion Hybrid

    Another day, another hybrid braking problem. Only this time, it's not Toyota. It's Ford. Late yesterday, Ford announced a "customer satisfaction program" that will ask that owners of 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid models built before October 17 to bring the cars to their...

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    New Hybrid Scorecard Slams Carmakers For Loading On Luxury

    It's long been known that hybrid buyers often choose them over luxury cars, and aren't buying them solely for the payback in gasoline savings. But a new Hybrid Scorecard, launched by the Union of Concerned Scientists, slams carmakers for inflating their prices by loading luxury into fuel-efficient...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009
    EPA's Most Climate-Friendly Cars: All About Fuel Efficiency

    The dirty little secrets of Top 10 lists are in the methodology, as Forbes found out with its weirdly inaccurate "10 Dirtiest Cars" list. (It's the end of the year, so it's time for a lot of Top 10s.) But we see no such problems in the EPA Green Vehicle Guide, which rates vehicles not only on...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    2010 Fusion Hybrid Takes Credit For 73-Percent Ford Hybrid Sales Rise

    With record unemployment numbers and an active global recession, it's not news that vehicle sales have been lousy, falling by more than one-third from the record levels of a few years ago. But at least one maker's green cars are doing better than ever: Ford's U.S. sales of its hybrid-electric...

  • 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

    The five finalists for the 2010 Green Car of the Year Award include three hybrid models--two Japanese hatchbacks and one U.S. sedan--and a pair of German clean-diesel cars. The nominations were announced today by Green Car Journal, which has presented the award at the Los Angeles Auto Show for five years. The winner will be announced at the 2009 LA Auto Show on December 3. The hybrid models include the two highest-volume dedicated hybrids sold by Toyota and Honda. The midsize hatchback 2010 Toyota Prius is the latest generation of the world's most successful hybrid-electric vehicle, with more...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion
    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Claims 41 MPG Title

    Ford says Fusion, Milan hybrids best Toyota and GM hybrids at the pump.

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    Ford CEO: The Future is Electric

    Ford invited and a select group of journalists to Dearborn yesterday to preview some of the secrets that will be released at the 2009 NAIAS. President and CEO Alan Mulally took a minute to talk one-on-one with us about the future of electric cars at Ford. The Ford boss wasn't...

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