Month: June 2020

100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miata celebrates Mazda’s centennial

What better way to celebrate a 100-year-old birthday of an automaker than by dropping the top and hitting the road in a special edition of Mazda’s beloved MX-5 Miata? The limited-run roadster unveiled Monday is based on the 2020 MX-5 Grand Touring model and wears its party hat with red styling flourishes and birthday badges. 

It comes in white with either a power hardtop or an exclusive red soft top. Red leather seats and red carpet honor Mazda’s first passenger car, the two-tone R360 Coupe budget micro-car launched in 1960, which was 40 years after the car company was founded.

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The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve flies under the radar

Lincoln’s SUVs get more subdued as they inch down the price ladder. The Navigator’s fabulous—as it had better be, with a six-digit sticker price all too easy to reach. The Aviator’s blessed with the same finesse but less bulk. (It’s also ever so slightly more environmentally conscious; it has a plug-in version, you know.)

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair? It flies under the radar, compared to its bigger, brassier brethren. It’s physically unimposing especially next to a Navigator or any full-size SUV for that matter. It’s compact, curt and unassuming even compared with the mid-size Aviator.  

That said, it’s still another

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Built Ford tough, tougher, or toughest? Ranger pickup adds available off-road hardware

New versions of the Ford Ranger mid-size pickup can be fitted with ascending levels of off-road hardware at dealerships, the automaker announced Tuesday.

The first two of three off-road packages will be available at dealers in August. The third off-road package won’t be available until next summer. All three packages can be fitted to 2019 and 2020 Ford Ranger pickups with four-wheel drive, according to Ford spokesman Andrew Surma.

The first package includes Fox monotube off-road front and rear shocks with an off-road leveling kit, plus 17-inch wheels for $2,495, not including installation. 

The second package adds to the first

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2021 Cadillac XT6 luxury crossover gets smaller engine, lower $49,985 starting price

The 2021 Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover will add a new, smaller turbo-4 and a lower starting price, the automaker announced Monday.

When it goes on sale in the fall, the 2021 XT6 will cost $49,985, including mandatory destination charges, which is $3,705 less than the price for a base 2020 version.

The new 2021 XT6 Luxury is powered by a 237-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available and cost $2,000 more on 2020 versions, although Cadillac hasn’t said how much it will cost for 2021 models.

Base 2021 XT6 Luxury crossovers

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