New 2015 Focus ST
Ford revealed the refreshed 2015 Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Key updates to the car include:
- Redesigned, sportier front and rear fascia
- HID headlamps standard with ST2 and ST3 trim levels with Recaro seats
- Standard LED signature lighting
- 18-inch Rado Gray alloy wheels standard
- Available new 18-inch alloy wheel design with red painted brake calipers
- Redesigned instrument panel center stack with improved climate controls and new finishes
- New flat-bottom steering wheel to provide extra leg clearance for the driver
- Revised steering for improved feel
- Standard rear view camera
It’s a great mid-cycle refresh that makes a great car even better!
RUMORS OUT OF CHEVY
According to Automobile magazine Chevy will be making major changes to the 2016 Camaro. First, the car will switch to the Alpha platform which currently underpins the CTS and ATS, allowing it to shed hundreds of pounds. Second, it will pick up the 2.0L Turbo 4 Cyl, to keep up with the Mustang. Lastly, it will take styling cues from the 1970’s gen-two model
GTI, FR-S, BRZ, and Focus ST Better Watch Out
The same Automobile article also produced the juicy rumor that Chevy will be producing a 2016 model based on the front wheel drive Tru 140S concept. This vehicle will slot in below the Camaro and offer a sporty car to directly compete with the hot hatches, a space that Chevy has not had an offering in since the Cobalt SS.
All New 2015 Ford Edge
Ford officially pulled the curtain today to reveal the new 2015 Ford Edge. The new look incorporates the hexagonal grill that can be seen across the ford lineup, think Fusion and Taurus. However, the most stylish part of the redesign is the rear of the vehicle. Borrowing from the recently debuted Lincoln MKC, the back of the Edge is extremely well thought out and executed. Also the Edge will be the first Ford vehicle to have an EcoBoost power plant as standard fare. Trim levels will include SE, SEL, Sport, and Titanium.
Jaguar Project 7 Leaked
4WheelNews has obtained photos of Jaguar’s new Project 7 and it might be the sexiest Jag ever. It is based on the F-Type and it's believed that it will be powered by a 5.0L V8 that is supercharged to generate somewhere in the neighborhood of 550 hp.
2015 Cruze Interior Goes Upscale
General Motors released photos of the new 2015 Cruze interior today and I have to say for the segment it is amazing. The dual cockpit design taken from sports cars like the Camaro and Corvette looks great. The 8” touch screen featuring Chevy’s My Link II also takes a big step to the front of the pack. Have to give GM credit for forging ahead instead of reacting.
New 2015 C Class Benz Production has Begun.
Production has started down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on the 2015 C Class according to Mercedes. This is the first time the C Class is being built in the U.S. Look for it to start to hit dealers now very soon possibly before the end of July.
BRZ Could be One and Done
Drive conducted an interview with Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for Toyota, responsible for both the FT86 and BRZ. He stated that Toyota may end its collaboration with Subaru and instead join forces with BMW. Toyota has a plan to sell three tiers of rear wheel drive sports cars. Tada also stated the possibility of replacing the Subaru sourced boxer engine with an inline Toyota variant.
25% of Cars Recalled in the U.S. Never Get Fixed
According to the Detroit News some 36 million cars on the roads today are driving around with an outstanding recall. Is the problem the slow notification system or procrastination of owners? The answer is a combination of the two. Many people say they are too busy or they mistake the notices for junk mail and simply throw them away.