Tag Archive: Adaptive Cruise Control

Nov 05

Road Test: 2014 Lincoln MKZ 3.7L AWD

Road-Test.org, Lincoln MKZBased on the same platform as the Fusion, the Lincoln MKZ is night-and-day different. With Lincoln’s Concierge Service thrown in – what’s not to love? The grill is interesting and according to Lincoln designers it’s supposed to evoke the look of ‘ a bird’s wings’ I suppose they’ve accomplished that. For what I used to consider an “older” guy’s car, I have to report – THIS Lincoln is not your father’s car, and I think if Ford could get more people to drive this one, they’d make some serious in-roads on the mid-size luxury car market. Ford recently announced they were plowing $5 billion into making Lincoln a true player in the near-luxury and luxury market.

What Is It? 

  • Premium, mid-size luxury sports sedan
  • Luxury without being ostentatious
  • If you want the comforts of luxury without drawing undue attention to how much you spent on your car – this is the one for you

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Apr 24

Dodge Debuts New 2015 Challenger at 2014 New York Auto Show

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  • Offers 470 Horsepower, Track-ready All-new 6.4-litre Scat Pack Model,
  • 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker,
  • All-new Interior and
  • Segment-first Standard TorqueFlite Eight-speed Automatic Transmission

April 17, 2014 – The horsepower wars are alive and thriving, and the Dodge brand shook the foundation of the Jacob Javits Center in New York with the roaring exhaust note of its new 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker model during the auto show reveal of its newest evolution of an iconic North American Muscle car.

“For 2015, we’re going deep with the remake of the Dodge Challenger,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO – Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The iconic 1971 Challenger inspired the design of this modern day muscle car, but the recreation of this classic styling extends well beneath the surface of the sheet metal. We have completely re-engineered the Challenger with an exceptional 470 horsepower 392 HEMI and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission powertrain, an upgraded suspension, new class-exclusive technologies and a completely new interior.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

2015 Dodge Charger – The World’s Only Four-Door Muscle Car Gets All-New Exterior Styling

Road-Test.orgHighlights:

  • Standard 300 Horsepower V6 and Segment-Exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed Automatic Transmission
  • New interior design elements, including three-spoke steering wheel, 7-inch customizable in-cluster display, premium materials and a choice of eight new trim and colour combinations
  • Charger offers more than 70 available safety and security features, including new for 2015 full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control Plus with Full Stop, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Park-Sense Rear Park Assist systems
  • Charger features a slew of the latest high-tech features, including, voice texting, new Dodge Performance pages, and new 3-D navigation
  • Charger’s segment-exclusive Beats Audio System is designed to immerse passengers in the ultimate audio experience

Windsor, Ontario – The Dodge brand is bringing its A-game for its 100th anniversary, significantly updating both the iconic Challenger muscle car and Charger four-door sedan.

The Dodge Charger gets a full-body makeover for 2015 along with powertrain updates that include a standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission on both Charger’s standard 3.6-litre Pentastar™ VVT V6 engine and new for 2015, the R/T equipped 5.7-litre HEMI® V8.

“Our Dodge designers have resculpted nearly every single body panel of the Dodge Charger for 2015, giving it a sleek, nimble appearance,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO — Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

All-New 2015 Ford Mustang – New Technology Makes It More Capable and Personal Than Ever

All-New 2015 Ford Mustang, Road-Test.org

  • All-new Ford Mustang offers 15 new or segment-exclusive features enabling drivers to personalize and maximize the driving experience
  •  Class-exclusive driver-assist features include available radar-based adaptive cruise control and collision warning and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert

DEARBORN, Mich., March 24, 2014 –The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang offers more advanced technology than any car in its class, enabling drivers to personalize and optimize the feel and functionality of the car to match driving conditions and their driving style. A customer would have to spend thousands more on a premium German sports coupe to get all of the technology features available in Mustang.

“While Mustang unquestionably has always been about the ride, we can now do a lot of cool things with technology to let the true personality of the car come through the driver’s fingers and backside,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Everything we added to Mustang is designed to let its drivers personalize the car to their tastes and wants to get the most out of it no matter how or where they drive.”

All-New 2015 Ford Mustang, Road-Test.org

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Personalized control
Mustang has the first application of Ford’s new stability control system that provides improved performance on high-traction surfaces. Ford’s unique Curve Control is also included with Mustang for the first time, helping to slow the car if the driver goes into a corner with too much speed. The newly available selectable drive mode system builds on that foundation to give Mustang drivers even more control over how the car feels. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

Road Test: 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

Text / Images: Iain Shankland

I’ve always liked Volvo vehicles, but let’s be honest you’d never call one sexy would you?

Check out the all-new S60 T6 … I think that’s getting pretty close to being sexy – even if it is in Boring Silver – wouldn’t you agree? As I was driving the all-new S60, a 2010 model passed me and immediately I realized how dated it looked compared to this one.

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