Every once in a while a muscular middleweight rose up to challenge the Bavarian champ—Audi's exquisitely lunatic B7 RS4 springs to mind—but then BMW's boffins would tweak the formula and wind up back on top. Mercedes' in-house gang of maniacs (aka AMG) has done admirable work on the previous...
kind of a rambling, disjointed article imho but
this posted part I found interesting...
New auto trend picks up speed: Small but mighty engines - Detroit Free Press
By Alisa Priddle
April 12, 2015
Smaller engines, better transmissions, electronic wizardry and lightweight materials in new cars...
By Scott Burgess | Photos By Jessica Walker | From the February 2015 issue of Motor Trend
What was good for Texas was good for pickups. So full-size pickups got bigger, and midsize trucks began to vanish. Gone were the Ford Ranger, the Dodge Dakota, and, most recently, the GMC Canyon and Chevy...
Motor Trend First Drive:2015 Lincoln MKC
New MKC Breathes Life Into Concept of American Luxury
By Scott Burgess | June 10, 2014 |
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is not merely a little luxury crossover -- it is the future of a luxury brand that has withered for decades.
Now, like the...
DEARBORN – Ford’s leadership in utility vehicle sales in North America is well documented. In fact, a 10 percent rise in sales from 2012 to 2013 made Ford North America’s top-selling utility vehicle brand for the seventh-consecutive year. What is notable however, is the rise in popularity of...
2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Cadillac CTS
A Car for All Seasons
By Scott Evans
Examine our 2003 Car of the Year competition, if you will. The Infiniti G35 won by offering an unbeatable combination of style, refinement, handling, and value. We put BMW on notice: The Japanese have done it...
Ford Looks Ahead to 2013, Publishes Inaugural Trend Report Revealing Key Consumer Insights - Media.Ford.com
• Ford publishes first-ever trend report, Looking Further with Ford, exploring 13 consumer trends expected to shape the world for 2013 and beyond
• New Ford trend report reveals brands...
MT here, and USA today here.
Important info from both is it looks like Monday's event was a "webcast," no ride and drive (in fact, the MT blub makes specific mention of the fact that they haven't driven it yet :( )
Other info include confirmation that the MKZ's grille is more or less the...
2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
By Scott Evans
December, 2011 issue
In the enthusiast's dream, all sports cars have manual transmissions and all SUVs are body-on-frame. But as so often is the case, reality does not intersect with our fantasies...
Last time we had our hands on the new Ford Explorer, it finished sixth out of six in our three-row SUV comparison test. Yes, friends, dead last. But that car was a preproduction vehicle, and quite literally fell apart on us. This time around, by dint of its new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, I think...
Here a comparo from Motor Trend. The Explorer, an inexplicable pre-production model with some quality problems, with an optional and expensive secon-row captain chairs, and full equiped, classified last in the comparo. But the half of the votes in the Poll (which of the 3 row SUV you would buy)...
Alan Mulally tops Motor Trend's 2011 Power List
From the February, 2011 issue of
By Todd Lassa
Alan Mulally (CEO, Ford) - The leader every automaker wants -- and needs
Ferdinand Piëch (Chairman of Supervisory Board, Volkswagen AG)
Carlos Ghosn (President/CEO, Nissan/Renault)...
Comparison: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2011 Dodge Challenger vs 2011 Ford Mustang vs 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Six Appeal: Finding the People's Pony Car
From the February, 2011 issue of Motor Trend
By Carlos Lago / Photography by Daniel Byrne
WINNER: FORD MUSTANG
MOTOR TREND MAGAZINE CHOOSES SILVERADO HD AS 2011 TRUCK OF THE YEAR
FORD AND FORD FANS ASK...WHAT HAPPENED..WE BEAT YOU ON PAPER, RIGHT?
GM CEO Dan Akerson being presented Motor Trend's 2011 Truck of the Year award
Motor Trend Magazine has made some great and some controversial picks over the...
Volt is Motor Trend Car of the Year and Automobile magazine car of the year, too!!.
here the link: http://detnews.com/article/20101116/AUTO01/11160384/1148/auto01/GM-s-Volt-named-2011-Motor-Trend-Car-of-the-Year
This magazine car of the year have good choices and some mistakes, like the Chevy...