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- Ford Increases Development Time Due to Recalls
- Porsche Shows High-Performance Cayman
- VW Sketches 4-Door Coupe Concept
- Toyota Refreshes the Auris
- Toyota to Test i-Road 3-Wheeler in Japan
- Nissan Puts U.S. Xterra Out to Pasture
- U.S. Car Sales Expected to Grow
- Dock Workers Reach Deal with Shipping Companies
- Cadillac Shows Flagship Sedan in Commercial
- How Champions Help Get New Tech. Into Production
- Classic Porsche Update
- Chinese Crack Japanese Market with Bus
- VW Ends Veyron Production
- Nissan Teases New Hatchback Concept
- Takata Slapped With Fine
- Honda Pushes Out Ito
- Nissan’s Mr. K Passes Away
- F-150 Demand Stronger Than Anticipated
- New Range Rover Evoque Revealed
- More Countries Adopting U.S. Fuel Economy Standards
Joe Hinrichs has been with the Ford Motor Company since 2000. Starting out as a plant manager, and gaining experience in a variety of positions throughout the company since then, today he finds himself at Glass House in Dearborn. These days he has worked his way up to executive vice president of the company as well as the man in charge of The Americas for Ford. Though the classic org chart might show any number of executives on the line just below President & CEO Mark Fields, if you quiz analysts and reporters alike, most will tell you Joe Hinrichs is indeed “Second at Ford.” And he is also this week's special guest on Autoline. Joining host John McElroy to discuss the state of Ford today with Joe is Alisa Priddle from the Detroit Free Press and the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Ramsey.
Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.
Reviewer: Seamus McElroy Manufacturer: Tata Make: Land Rover Model: Discovery Sport Type: SUV Competitors: Audi Q5, BMW X3, Volvo XC60 Price: Base = $37,995, Top = $46,495 Made in: Halewood, Liverpool, United Kingdom Drivetrain: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine w/direct injection mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission EPA Ratings: 20MPG city/26 highway/22MPG combined
Final Impression: Land Rover had a successful 2014 with sales increasing 9% globally compared to the year before. And with the all-new Discovery Sport going on sale this year, the company believes its success will continue.
We just got the chance to drive the new SUV in Iceland and here are our impressions. In addition to driving the vehicle in typical situations, like on the highway and in the city, we also got to drive it on snowy and icy roads. And as you would expect from a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport was up to the task in those less than ideal road conditions. But we did benefit from using studded tires. And for those who need a vehicle for more than just normal driving, there’s four driving modes to choose from. One for regular driving, one for snow and gravel, another for mud and the last one helps the Discovery Sport perform in the sand.