AD #2086 – Lincoln Reveals All-New Navigator, Buick Unveils the Enclave, Dodge Takes the Wraps off the Demon

April 12th, 2017 at 11:38am

Runtime: 8:51

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- Lincoln Reveals All-New Navigator
- Buick Unveils the Enclave
- Infiniti Hints at Future SUV Design
- Acura Updates the TLX
- Dodge Takes the Wraps off the Demon
- The “Pawfect” Dog Solution
- Honda Considers Company Carbon Tax

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13 Comments to “AD #2086 – Lincoln Reveals All-New Navigator, Buick Unveils the Enclave, Dodge Takes the Wraps off the Demon”

  1. Barry Rector Says:

    John,
    Those are some amazing stats for the Challenger Demon!! Since it’s still being built on the old Mercedes platform, I assume that it’s the reason why Dodge can do it. Would a Fiat platform be able to handle it? Kinda doubt it……

  2. Joe Pastor Says:

    As a long-time Acura owner, yesterday’s TLX reveal was nothing more than smearing lipstick on a pig. I know this was a midcycle refresh, but the resulting product is at least 3 years behind the major sports sedan players (like Audi, Merc, and BMW) by any performance measurement. And don’t get me started on Acura’s infotainment system, it’s very user unfriendly compared to say Audi’s MMI. Their one advantage is starting price point, but I would suggest that plays more to Honda-to-Acura wannabe’s, rather than true sports sedan enthusiasts. What ever became of the corporate restructuring that was supposed to give Acura full product decision-making authority? That revelation was about 2 years ago, and this reveal is the result! As I’ve opined in the past, time to kill the brand and roll over their solid selling SUV products to Honda.

  3. wmb Says:

    Great! Now all Acura needs to do is redesign their RLX to look like last year’s Precision Concept and make it drive as well as it looks and, IMHO, Acura would be moving in the right direction!

  4. Lisk Says:

    I have only one word to say about the Challenger Demon: Incredible.

  5. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I’d like to see a Demon on the street at least once, but after that, I think I’d be over it. I’ll give FCA kudos for doing it, but really, it’s a race-car and probably needs to stay as a track only vehicle. Just an opinion, but if the other manufacturers did a similar car, we might be right back to the early ’70′s when the insurance companies got involved, government got involved and the muscle cars went bye, bye.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    1 Alfa Romeo is selling a 505 hp version of the Giulia, on the platform the will be used for future RWD/AWD Dodge and Chrysler products. It should have potential to build a very fast version, maybe not 800+ hp, but it’s lighter, so it wouldn’t need as much power to perform similarly.

  7. Lisk Says:

    I read the press release on the Demon and they have a “eco” (hah!) mode that limits the output to only 500 hp (I doubt this will ever get used!). They are also claiming that the car will still be fully streetable and ride better than a Hellcat due to the taller sidewalls afforded by 18″ wheels. The brakes are smaller but it still will stop in 97 feet from 60mph. I’m not a Chrysler guy but as I said earlier, Incredible.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The Demon needs a 200 hp mode, for when 16 year old Johnny takes it out on a date. I read that it will have front passenger and back seats as options, for $1 each, for those who might use the car for “normal” use.

  9. Lisk Says:

    I do like the look of the new Navigator. The grille is a much better look than the “water fall” look of the current generation. I wonder if Bentley will have something to say about the shape as they did on the Continental?

  10. Lisk Says:

    10) not waterfall, horizontal. Had a brain fart.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Do people who buy expensive monster trucks like Navigator really want a turbo V6, even one that works well? I’d think they would rather have a V8.

  12. MJB Says:

    In answer to your question, Sean, about Infiniti’s design direction on that new SUV: YES!!

    My wife has already said she’d buy it. And personally, I see no need whatsoever to ‘tone down’ any of the design cues seen in that concept. Love it! :) ;)

    On the new Lincoln Navigator: I’m actually surprised the nameplate even made it to 2017 given the degree to which their designers missed the boat on the last iteration of the vehicle. Even here in Detroit, where you always see a plethora of domestics, that body style Navigator has always been a rare siting.

  13. wmb Says:

    Love the new look of the Navigator! With Lincoln of late sharing a striking resemblance to Bentley vehicles, I would have thought that the front end of the British brands first SUV, the Bentayga, would have looked closer to that of the new Navigator then the “interesting” design that the vehicle currently has! Bentley’s missed opportunity gives Lincoln a chance to make this look there own by applying it to more of their SUV/CUV’S, the ones on the road now and in the future. Especially, if the are able to successfully graft that look on to a midsize SUV, based on the next Explorer platform! Then, while Lincoln may not be putting out the RWD vehicles that mean enthusiast’s may want, at least they’ll have a line up that is fresh and appeals to the customer base that they are attempting to reach and there by giving the themslves a much more secure future.