Day: June 30, 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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