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Oh I thought it said "Gerald Ford"

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Crazy plumbing there!

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Random Ford Lincoln fact... Them doing crap like this is what has helped hold Lincoln back. Hopefully since the Navigator and Aviator they've turned a new page buuuuut Ford released an upgraded 2.0T for the Escape, Edge, MKX, MKC, and Fusion but in 2017 the Escape for the new engine and the MKC is just getting the update in 2019. 

relatively minute changes but a twin scroll replaced the single scroll for a 5hp/5tq bump but throttle response was supposed to have been improved. 

Isn't this the kind of thing that should start in the Lincolns THEN spread to Fords if Lincoln is supposed to be the premier company? 🤦🏼‍♂️

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1 minute ago, ccap41 said:

Random Ford Lincoln fact... Them doing crap like this is what has helped hold Lincoln back. Hopefully since the Navigator and Aviator they've turned a new page buuuuut Ford released an upgraded 2.0T for the Escape, Edge, MKX, MKC, and Fusion but in 2017 the Escape for the new engine and the MKC is just getting the update in 2019. 

relatively minute changes but a twin scroll replcaed the single scroll for a 5hp/5tq bump but throttle response was supposed to have been improved. 

Isn't this the kind of thing that should start in the Lincolns THEN spread to Fords if Lincoln is supposed to be the premier company? 🤦🏼‍♂️

You'd think they'd do that when the MKC got its refresh last year. 

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44 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

You'd think they'd do that when the MKC got its refresh last year. 

At the very least 2018 but it should have been the same year or a model year earlier than a Ford. 

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Such a slow news day today. hardly anything to write about

Lots on the EV charging front that I have been swamped by work for our tradeshow to write about.

VW Charging Stations: https://chargedevs.com/newswire/volkswagen-group-components-to-produce-fast-charging-station-with-storage/

More Wireless Charging options for Auto's. I honestly think we will see the Plug in pig tails go away fast as Wireless charging parking spots take over:

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/mahle-licenses-wireless-ev-charging-technology-from-witricity/

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/witricity-acquires-qualcomm-halo/

New EV Charging networks to offer extreme fast charging in California to challange traditional and state provided as well as existing providers.

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/propel-fuels-to-launch-ev-charging-network-in-california/

BP invests in Chinese charging platform Powershare for use in China and Globally at gas stations: https://chargedevs.com/newswire/bp-invests-in-chinese-charging-platform-powershare/

Tesla release a CCS adapter that will ship standard with all European auto shipments to plug into non-Tesla chargers. https://chargedevs.com/newswire/tesla-makes-ccs-adapter-standard-on-new-european-model-s-and-x-vehicles/

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2 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Like he already said, "Such a slow news day today. hardly anything to write about."

@Drew Dowdell

Fiat showed off their new Centoventi Concept Electric CUV today.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1121930_fiat-concept-centoventi-electric-car-opens-mopar-toolbox-looks-beyond-500e#image=19

Ford has a patent for turning your F150 Pickup bed into Party Central.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ford-patent-mounted-theater-system-truck-bed/

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VW has confirmed today that they are still 100% investigating how to bring the Atlas Pickup to the US.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/volkswagen-pickup-truck-usa-ford-ranger/

First drive of the Mini Cooper EV mule.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/05/mini-cooper-se-battery-ev-review/

I will have to say that the DeVinci EV Concept Coupe is Sexy as hell for a Car. Love the Gull wing doors and the Interior.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/08/italdesign-davinci-concept-two-door-gt-ev/

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BMW which had anounced they would export from China the BMW iX3 electric CUV has now informed the world today that this will be a Chinese only model for now. That is a shame as it was a normal looking EV. I wonder if the importing into the US was an issue with the current political climate here.

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/03/bmw-takes-its-evs-from-china-plan-off-the-burner/

Seems TESLA has gone full self driving update with their auto's again on their web site. All new feature info is here: https://www.tesla.com/autopilot

Lots of cool news! :D 

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zzzzzzzzzzzzz.. you're right, Drew  :smilewide:

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Sorry I let the answer to this slip thru the cracks :
 

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Pretty much on the nose, Robert, tho not when you might've thought. Mid-century, there were countless small-town garages that were also car dealers.

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Would it be fair to say the Escala has inspired all these razor-slit headlight clusters, or is another vehicle a more likely catalyst?

I've kinda liked the soul's styling all along...

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This new one seems well done.  Mom adored her '12, so much so that she calls them out on the road every time I take her somewhere.  I've always dug gray and gold together, so this combo intrigues me on the 2020 Soul.

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Razor-slit headlights and who inspired what?

Maybe Transformers Camaro Bumblee in 2014 movie perhaps?

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I was always intrigued by the Soul's styling inside and out. The EV version is quite interesting too. 

What you posted there is the next gen Soul?

Looks damn fine if you ask me. I like.  Those razor slit headlights give it a sense of class in my opinion. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, oldshurst442 said:

What you posted there is the next gen Soul?

Yes sir, that is a 2020 Soul EX, with a trim package of two-tone paint, 18" wheels, LED lighting all around, unique interior trim and whatnot.

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Why I've always said mercedes really wasn't successful/competitive in this country until sometime in the '90s (but not the early '90s) ~

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4 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Yes sir, that is a 2020 Soul EX, with a trim package of two-tone paint, 18" wheels, LED lighting all around, unique interior trim and whatnot.

After getting used to the lights, it has quite a nice flow to it......

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PROPAGANDA PHOTO!  From Ford's 2020 Super Duty site:

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On 3/4/2019 at 12:40 PM, ccap41 said:

@Drew Dowdell and/or @William Maley, What year did the Cherokee get Apple's CarPlay or does it yet? Or when did they get the latest version of UConnect? I'm looking around for used vehicles and trying to find what else has things I like(that isn't new). 

I want to say 2017 as it would come on the latest version of UConnect. Will need to double check some notes.

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