Complete with a 4 cylinder (gasp!) 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang has been announced. Muscle car fanatics need not worry, there’s still the classic 5.0-litre V8 and of course the base V6. Keep reading below for highlights and a first look video from Motor Trend.
A Grand Touring Dart? Why not?
The 2013 Dodge Dart GT (photos by Dan Heyman)
Not content to let the Rallye model handle all the go-fast stuff for the Dart line-up, Dodge has released the GT trim package (replacing the “R/T” trim in the line-up), providing special alloy wheels, seats, LED taillamps (called “Racetrack” by Dodge) and other knickknacks.
Full disclosure: It’s louder than a Prius.
We had the Jaguar F-Type V6 S in the Carpages Garage this past summer, and it was seriously fast with an awesome soundtrack that frightened small children. The V8 S model you see here increases both of those characteristics by a factor of ten.
Diesel power, diesel prowess.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTEC (photos by Dan Heyman)
In this age of fuel misering, diesel is the answer for me, and will likely always be. It lessens the emissions footprint of small and large vehicles alike, has power aplenty and makes reaching low fuel economy figures as easy as do many hybrids.
Which is important for this application in particular, because the GL 350 is a luxurious entry into the seven-passenger luxo-SUV segment that you want to just select drive and let it whisk you away, with no thought to perfectly feathering the throttle and keeping EV mode active.
A Fusion in a pinstriped suit.
Back in December of 2012, Ford took a hard look at the once iconic Lincoln brand, sitting there in the shadows looking all forlorn and decided enough is enough. They decided that Lincoln would add the words Motor Company to its title in a nod to a time when their cars were sought after by world leaders and legitimate businessmen alike. Whispers of new, exciting product began to circulate and a refreshed stream of dollars from Big Blue made people wonder if that could be the beginning of Lincoln’s rebirth.
Ford’s V6 pony rides off into the sunset
For years, the V6 Mustang was the laughing stock of the herd. That’s no longer true.
We decided to see just how much it has improved for ourselves, so we procured a 2014 Convertible painted in can’t miss Gotta-Have-It-Green with a 6-speed manual hooked up to the six banger. Might as well enjoy the fresh air until the deep freeze sets in, right?
You can put your family in a vehicle under $30,000 and you’ll be just fine. However, once you look north of $30k you’ll start to find amenities and features you won’t find elsewhere. Let’s be honest, your family vehicle is only used for family sometimes, the rest of the time it’s your vehicle and shouldn’t you be enjoying the drive?
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid (photos by Dan Heyman)
Toronto, ON – After winning Canadian Car of the Year for 2013, Honda has decided to up the “green” ante with the Accord, adding a Hybrid model to join the sedan and coupe for 2014. As one of the originators of hybrid tech with 1999’s Insight, this one should be good.
The 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport (photos by Dan Heyman)
Toronto, ON – It’s always a challenge for manufacturers to replace big volume sellers; you don’t want to mess too much with a good thing, but at the same time you know you need to adapt as the competition draws nearer.
And so it goes with the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan, as 2014 is the first year of the third generation of Cadillac’s bestselling Canadian-market model, a record it’s held from as far back as 2007. Coupe and Wagon variants return unchanged from 2013, however.