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C-MAX is the latest vehicle to join Ford’s North American lineup. Sold in several worldwide markets as the Grand C-MAX, this midsize car is similar in concept to the discontinued Kia Rondo. It’s a tall-body wagon that seats up to 5 passengers. What makes this vehicle unique is that it will only be sold as a gas/electric hybrid, in either standard or plug-in “Energi” guise.
JX is this premium Japanese brand’s first 7-passenger crossover SUV. It fills the gap in Infiniti’s product line between the midsize 5-seat FX crossover and 7-seat premium-large QX56. The latter uses body-on-frame truck-type construction while the JX employs a car-type unibody design. JX borrows some elements of its basic design from the Nissan Altima, which is produced by Infiniti’s corporate parent.
“Dart” is an old name resurrected for a very modern new car. Last used by Dodge in the 1970s, it has now been applied to a front-wheel-drive compact sedan that replaces the slow-selling Caliber 4-door hatchback in Dodge showrooms.
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler should see no major changes. For 2012, this off-road-ready SUV has 2 doors and seats 5.
The 2013 Ferrari FF should see no major changes following its introduction for the 2012 model year. For 2012, the Ferrari FF replaces the 612 Scaglietti as the brand’s flagship car. This 4-passenger, 2-door hatchback is Ferrari’s luxury grand touring car, and is the first production Ferrari with all-wheel drive.
Maybach is the ultra-luxury division of Mercedes-Benz. Wilhelm Maybach designed the first Mercedes in 1900 while an engineer with Daimler. Maybach left Daimler and, along with his son Karl, founded an engine manufacturer that supplied motors for Zeppelin airships before World War II. Maybach also built luxury cars from 1921 to 1940. Mercedes revived the Maybach name in 2001 to attract Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom customers who might consider a Mercedes-Benz too commonplace. These large sedans use engines and other components from the Mercedes S-Class.
The 2012 Morgan 3 Wheeler revives the 3-wheel layout on which the company was founded. Morgan started building 3-wheeled cars in 1910.
The 2011 Fisker Karma is a new gas/electric hybrid luxury car. Originally slated for introduction during the 2010 model year, this 4-door, rear-wheel-drive sedan is built in Finland and distributed by U.S.-based Fisker Automotive, Inc.