Archive for September, 2019

Sep
30
2019 Lincoln Continental Black Label. 2019 Lincoln Continental Black Label

2018 Lincoln Continental

Camaro ZL1by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

The Lincoln Continental seemingly faded away after 2002, but the storied nameplate—so integral to the marque—apparently was too important to lose. It came back in 2017, applied to Lincoln’s largest sedan on a stretched version of the Ford Fusion chassis. It’s fair to say the car’s styling elicited mixed reactions, a pity for a nameplate first used by Lincoln on a car that oozed style. That said, this installment of Future Collectibles focuses on the latest Continentals in Lincoln’s Black Label Program.

Sep
29
2020 Lexus ES 350 in Sunlit Green

2020 Lexus ES 350 in Sunlit Green

I don’t usually pay too much attention to the color of vehicles in the Consumer Guide evaluation fleet, though Senior Editor Damon Bell does. However, we both took notice of the paint on a Lexus ES 350 that recently spent some time at the office.

Sep
27
2019 Lexus LS F Sport

2019 Lexus LS 500 F Sport in “Liquid Platinum” silver

Quick Spin

2019 Lexus LS 500 F Sport AWD

Class: Premium Large Car

Miles driven: 699

Fuel used: 35.3 gallons

Sep
26
1974 Honda Civic

1974 Honda Civic

Honda began running its “We make it simple” television and radio campaign in the late Seventies. The ads, which included an arguably catchy jingle, made the point that Honda automobile ownership was simple and uncomplicated. One 1978 television ad, for example, demonstrated that the Civic came with just a single key which worked in the ignition, doors, glove box, and locking fuel-filler door.

Sep
25
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 in Cardinal Red Metallic (a $1080 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 Coupe

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 349

Fuel used: 17.7 gallons

Sep
24
Range Rover Sport SVR

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR in Estoril Blue (a $1525 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 299

Fuel used: 21.8 gallons

Sep
23
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Although there are updates to Honda’s entire CR-V lineup for 2020, the biggest news is that a Hybrid model will be added, due on sale early in 2020. It will be joined in the compact-crossover class by another new hybrid entry, the 2020 Ford Escape (which should be hitting dealerships soon), both adding to the existing roster that includes hybrid versions of the Toyota RAV4, and Kia Niro — which also comes in plug-in hybrid form, the type offered by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Sep
23
1951 Lincoln, Classic Lincoln Ads

1951 Lincoln

Question: What does Lincoln have in common with GMC, Jeep, and Ram? Answer: An all-truck lineup. Maybe.

Sep
20
2019 Ford Shelby GT350, Shelby Mustang

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 in Race Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 339

Fuel used: 22.7 gallons

Sep
19
2019 Hyundai Veloster N

2019 Hyundai Veloster N in Racing Red

2015 Audi Q52019 Hyundai Veloster N

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 438

Fuel used: 18.3 gallons