October 2016

Infiniti Q60S Red Sport —The head turning supercoupe

By Jim Prueter

(October 31, 2016) With just five percent of the automotive market share, two-door coupe models are considered objects of desire rather than a vehicle that fills a mainstream transportation need. People buy them because they want one not because they are necessarily a practical choice. And visually, the new Infiniti Q60 is not only an object of desire it’s also absolutely gorgeous inside and out.

Ford returns to Baja 1000 with all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor

(October 31, 2016) LAS VEGAS — Ford will enter its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor in the 49th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 off-road endurance event, Nov. 16-20. Four-time Baja 1000 winner Greg Foutz will pilot the truck. Ahead of the race, the Ford Performance-supported F-150 Raptor will be on display at the 2016 SEMA show this week.

Ford Issues safety recall for more than 400,000 Escapes, Mariners

(October 31, 2016) DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford has issued three safety recalls in North America including for approximately 400,000 model year 2010-12 Ford Escape and 2010-11 Mercury Mariner vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines to replace the fuel delivery module flange assembly.

Ford says there are potential fuel leaks in affected vehicles because the fuel delivery module fuel supply port could develop a crack. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

This year it's the Infiniti Q60 in the Neiman Marcus Christmas book

(October 30, 2016) DALLAS – Neiman Marcus announced the inclusion of the Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition in the luxury retailer's annual Christmas Book. Named this year's Fantasy Gift, only 50 of this exclusive Q60 model will be offered.  The Q60 Nieman Marcus Limited Edition will go on sale beginning Nov. 2 and is priced at $63,000.

Driving the BMW 340i, Mini Cooper Clubman, Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Toyota Yaris

By Christopher A. Sawyer
The Virtu
al Driver

The 340i sedan BMW dropped off cost an eye-watering $58,420 (it had $11,625 in options), but I almost didn’t c
are. This is a quick, competent, comfortable sport sedan you can use everyday that is blessed with a clutch that is the textbook definition of how this device should feel and operate.