2019 ford ranger raptor - aftermarket
2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie - High Performance
2019 Ford Focus
With Ford reconsidering the Fiesta and Taurus it seems odd to us that they would push through on the all new Focus. But with an ever changing market that loves CUV's the Focus still manages to make an impact at the compact hatch/sedan marketplace. Sure it's Escape sibling is increasing in sales at the expense of it, but it still manages to take on more market share from its competitors. Where the Dart failed and the Cruze and Sentra are narrowly escaping, the Focus is going strong. So we guess that's why Ford has decided to keep it. Well that and they have other parts of the world and and a cult following that can help prop it up.
All around the new Focus is one decent looking compact with it's use of blackout and chrome features. Sure it's odd to see a premium version of a compact hatch, but in some markets that's required. The wagon is a nice feature for those who don't want to give into the CUV craze and with the added Active model the Focus lineup is now complete. The only thing missing from this display was the sedan model, which we know is on the way. As American's don't like wagons and will still purchase a sedan model. But will we get an all new sedan or just a revised front end added to the updated Escort model from China. Only time will tell on that part.
We were not surprised when we saw the new Active model, as it seems that Ford is going after this downgraded CUV market with other products. This was seen with the all new Ka+ and the previous Fiesta Active. It seemed like it was only time before Ford would add this to the Focus line. But we don't see this model being added to the Fusion/Mondeo lineup any time soon. Well at least not the sedan model as this could be a possibility for the next Mondeo Wagon. We have seen an increase in Cross-Trek/Trekking models from many other nameplates in recent years, so it was only a matter of time before Ford caught onto this craze. Lets just hope that this will make it to our shores as well, as we know of a few good back roads in Canada which could really use this model.
As the CUV craze keeps moving on, it seems that some of the lower car models will eventually fall. Let's hope that Ford can keep the Focus from falling off the map as we prefer to have a Focus RS than a Escape RS. Of course an Escape RS would be cool as well, but we will leave the RS nameplate to the cars and add on the Raptor or Storm nameplates to the CUV's. Keep up the good work Ford and we look forward to seeing some special editions soon.
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Lincoln Aviator Concept or is it a new Range Rover - Copycat Award
Well I guess when you want to play with the best then you might as well look the part. And it seems that Lincoln has done that with the Aviator Concept. Sure it looks like nothing we have ever seen from Lincoln, but it is something that we have seen from Land Rover.
Seems Nissan designers have sent the all new Altima out unfinished. See what they missed as we expose the truth behind their failure:
2019 Nissan Altima
Sure we can all say that the all new Nissan Altima is a step in the right direction, but that step does come with a major flaw. Guess no one at Nissan caught the cheap slapstick floating roof at the rear. Seems that someone forgot to add that extra piece of chrome to break up the floating roof design from the rest of the vehicle. This lost feature makes the whole side profile of the new Altima seem rather cheap.
2019 Mercedes AMG GT-4 Door series
Well we just wanted to ask good old Mercedes-Benz if they are actually serious about this one. Do they really think they can pull the wool over our eyes. No they cannot, as we know that the new AMG GT-4 door is just the AMG version of the new CLS. Sure Mercedes already has a version of the new CLS as an AMG variant, but make no mistake the GT-4 door is just that. Sure it has the grille and headlamps of its coupe brother, but the rest of the car has the same features. It could have been better if the actual GT-4 door was more of what the name implies.
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