Ghia flashback concept

Can luxurious things come in small packages WITH THIS pint-sized city car, dubbed Flashback, Ford and Ghia the famous design house and coachbuilder based in Turin, Italy explored the concept of a premium luxury subcompactthat packed in as many 1930s- and '40s-era design touches as its little body could hold. Note the formal grille, stand-up hood orrampnt, pnddpd headlights, knorkoff wirp wheels, glass roof, side vents in the front fenders, hood louvers,and (not visible here) faux Ipathpr...

Ford Focus Ev

Once the gas-powered car is on the road, Ford will take aim at Nissan's Leaf with a pure battery-powered version of the new Focus. To be competitive with the Leaf, the Focus EV will need to offer at least an 80-mile range and the ability to recharge quickly. Ford recently announced that hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Focus should arrive at showrooms sometime in 2012. scott evans JMaa& a Blw bMg & (RorifanoM

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Magazines for All WHEN KIA initially developed the bodv-on-frame Borrego, it would have made perfect sense to see it in a comparison with the Ford Explorer, Jeep Commander, and Dodge Durango, as they all were hree-row, truck-based sport utilities. But by the time the Borrego entered production in 2008 as a 2C09 model, crossovers were starting to take over the SUV market, and the Borrego was too late to the party. In fact, the Explorer and Durango are now...

It Must Have Been Zoomglo

Select-mode knob in C, you get only 60 percent of the available torque There is a bit of we don't really know yet-type ambivalence about what C stands for. The knob, familiar to all AMG fans, has detents for C, S, S and M, which normally correspond to Comfort, Sport, Sport plus, and Manual. However, in the all-electric prototype E-Cell, C may very well stand for City. Or, as the test engineers explained, il could stand for Cruising. Regardless, it cuts power and extends the battery life, yet...

The Allnew Volvo S60

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Dejaview

The future of the automobile, 20 years ago I HAD a strange flashback when I saw the Jaguar C-X75. And I saw the future of the automobile. Back in the early 1000s, I attended an electric-vehicle conference where one of the speakers was a Hughes Aircraft vice president called Howard Wilson. Hughes, you might remember, had been acquired by GM in 1985 at the urging of chairman Roger B. Smith, who bizarrely reasoned that a company that built rockets might have some useful technology to transfer to a...