The LINCOLN MKS is a full-size luxury sedan that has been engineered to capture the attention of a younger demographic by focusing on a clean and elegant overall design. The LINCOLN MKS incorporates all the top-grade luxury items that many have grown to expect from LINCOLN.
The LINCOLN MKS offers customers the choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Power comes from a 305-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring SelectShift with paddle activation. Optional on the all-wheel drive is a 365-hp 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine with twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection, resulting in V8 power while maintaining the fuel efficiency of a V6. Standard features include MyLincoln Touch with 8-inch touch screen, remote vehicle start, heated and cooled front seats, HID headlamps, SYNC hands-free communications and entertainment system, and a rear view camera. Standard safety features include six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake assist, LED brake lights, traction control, stability control, and a post crash alert system.
For 2013, the LINCOLN MKS carries over with minimal changes, a rear view camera is added to standard equipment on all models and there are a few new exterior colours to choose from.
In terms of price and performance, the Mustang Boss 302 is positioned between the regular GT and the outrageous Shelby GT500. The Boss comes powered by a 444-bhp 5.0-liter V-8 coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. Because it’s a couple hundred pounds lighter than its heavy hitting sibling, the 650-bhp GT500, the Boss 302 definitely holds its own in the corners. Driver selectable electronic steering offers of choice of three different modes, ranging from comfort to sport settings. Helping to bring things to a controlled stop are beefy Brembo brakes. Opting for the Laguna Seca Package adds a Torsen helical differential, brake cooling ducts, and a front-splitter that’s not legal for use on public roads – oh yes, and the rear seat is removed to save weight. While it might be a little too hardcore for some buyers, it’s targeted perfectly at Mustang fans who want to go racing.
The Cadillac Escalade ESV is largest of the Escalade luxury family, stretched an additional 21-in. in length for a truly cavernous cabin. Not just for passengers, when need you the hauling capacity, the ESV is good for 137.4 cu.-ft. of it with all rows folded—plenty of room for transporting cases of Dom Perignon. This interior space is decked from door to door in leather and wood trim, with standard equipment like heated and cooled seats, touchscreen navigation, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, keyless entry/ignition and power everything. One item exclusive to the ESV however is a second 8-in. flip-down screen when you opt for the rear-seat DVD entertainment. This way, the back cabin passengers don't need to strain their eyes to enjoy movies on the go. Hauling all this luxury around, and an entourage of 7, is a powerful, left-lane friendly, 402-bhp 6.2-liter V-8, equipped with Active Fuel Management to help stretch your fuel load whenever possible. Available with rear or all-wheel drive, a locking rear differential comes standard when light off-road duty calls for it, with new revised grade braking performance for 2013. Opt for the Escalade ESV Platinum model and Cadillac's proven Magnetic Ride Control suspension technology is included as are ultra bright LED headlights, rear DVD entertainment, Platinum exclusive interior treatments and last but not least, huge fender-filling 22-in. chrome alloy wheels. Though its shear size could be counted as a safety measure, all Escalades come with roll-over prevention/mitigation through Cadillac's StabiliTrak, and comprehensive airbag protection throughout the cabin.
The 2014 F-TYPE is an all-new, two-seat, Jaguar sports car. It represents the company's return to the full-size sports car segment, focusing on performance, agility and driver involvement.
Three models are available, the F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S. They are powered respectively by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 in 340-hp and 380-hp outputs and a 5.0-liter supercharged V8, producing 495-hp. All engines are backed by an eight-speed 'Quickshift' transmission with full manual sequential control through either the SportShift selector or steering wheel-mounted paddles. Features across the F-TYPE lineup include Intelligent Stop/Start, sport suspension, Jaguar Smart Key with keyless start, automatic Bi-Xenon HID headlights with dynamic leveling, leather and Suedecloth seating surfaces, 380-watt Meridian audio system, and eight-inch touch-screen. Moving up the F-TYPE range adds additional performance features such as Adaptive Dynamics (variable damping), limited slip or electronic active rear differentials, active sport exhaust, increased wheel sizes and higher performance braking systems.
The Hyundai Tucson features a sleek and fluid exterior design and competes in the popular CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) segment.
The Tucson is offered in front-wheel and all-wheel drive arrangements, and is available in GL (FWD only) GLS, and Limited trims. The GL is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a standard five-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. GLS and Limited trims receive a 176-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include six-airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control and active front head restraints.