Ford Feels Push to Return to Midsize Trucks
Ranger, Bronco SUV possible as rivals nab sales
Automotive News | August 29,2015
Ford has said the Ranger is too close to the F-150, but dealers say a gap has opened.
DETROIT — Nobody buys small pickups anymore. Nobody wants a truck-based SUV...
Ford plans to build Ranger at Michigan Assembly
The Detroit News
August 25, 2015
by Michael Martinez
Ford Motor Co. wants to resurrect its once-popular Ranger truck in North America and build the midsize pickup at the Michigan Assembly Plant, according to sources with knowledge of Ford’s plans...
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Copying and pasting from the LLSOC. I haven't seen this yet personally but 7 years away?? Yeesh!
Talk about the distant future! What could possibly take that long? It's not the Space Shuttle fercryinoutloud.
note: foto is a couple years old...just to 'dress up'...
Mercedes-Benz Mulls Return of R Class for Some Markets
Autonews | Jay Ramey
June 19, 2015 - 10:07 am ET -- UPDATED: 6/19/15 12:31 pm ET - adds details, corrected
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misstated the source of R class production for China.
Mercedes-Benz is thinking...
Like the old 2002-05 Aviator, the new one would be based off of a Ford Explorer, The Truth About Cars learned from speaking with an unnamed second-hand source. The claim appears to be backed by the recent filing of the Aviator trademark at the US Patent and Trademark office.
The source also...
Cat's Out of the Bag:
Jaguar-LandRover Future Plans Revealed - MotorTrend
by Kelly Pleskot / April 29, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for the next few years, when it will bring out the XE sedan and F-Pace crossover. But that's only the beginning of what the British automaker has in...
Porsche Cayenne 'Coupe' rumors return, on sale in 2015 - report
A new rumor is indicating Porsche is planning a "coupe" version of the Cayenne.
More than a month ago there was a report suggesting Porsche will launch a coupe-like version of the Cayenne in 2018 based on the third generation...
Porsche: 911 GT2 might not return
The tough-to-top performance of Porsche's blisteringly quick 911 Turbo S, as well as internal politics within the automaker, may prevent a new iteration of the range-topping GT2 from becoming a reality, 911 product manager August Achleitner has revealed...
Ok, so I was wondering, if doen the road, Ford were to re-launch the Mercury brand, what should it be? Maybe after Ford and Lincoln get where they want to be, could there be a market for a new Mercury? If so, what type of brand? Obviously re-badged Fords did not work out well, but there are...
posting in the Mercury Section instead of the Design Center since I don't anticipate doing believable 2020 chops in the near future
Mission2020: The RETURN of MERCURY!
as a boutique Brand of small(er) Luxury vehicles that imho the Lincoln name cannot effectively offer,
fulfilling the Small Mercs...
Nissan reviving Datsun brand for emerging markets - Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co plans to revive the Datsun nameplate to sell inexpensive cars tailored for emerging markets from 2014, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday, as the Japanese automaker revs up its efforts to tap...
Jeep-Based Alfa Romeo SUV To Follow 4C In U.S. Return: Report
By Nelson Ireson
April 26th, 2011
The first new Alfa Romeo to lead the brand's return to the United States will be the 4C, the stunning little coupe unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. Not far behind it, another Alfa...
I was over at llsoc.com and someone there said he heard rumors of a return of the Bronco and it brought up a small debate over why and why not it would happen along with the picture of the concept from 2004
Someone posted this link: http://blog.caranddriver.com/tags/ford-bronco-concept/ From...
GM shares lose momentum in post-IPO NYSE return
On Friday 19 November 2010, 6:17
By Clare Baldwin and Soyoung Kim
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co made a triumphant return to Wall Street less than a year and a half after the government rescued the automaker and forced a massive...
General Motors and Ford have announced that they will return to awarding various employee benefits that had been temporarily suspended during the recession, beginning next year. The changes come as both automakers prepare for increased product demand going into 2010.Beginning in 2008 both Ford...