суббота, 15 сентября 2012 г.

Ford inks deal for 'No Boundaries' pilot with Fox TV.(Brief Article) - Automotive News

Ford Motor Co.'s ``No boundaries'' ad theme is migrating to network TV programming, as the company has inked a deal for a pilot with Fox Broadcasting in June.

The one-hour ``No Boundaries'' show takes off on the tag Ford introduced last fall for its lineup of sport-utilities. Each of four documentary-style episodes will focus on a specific outdoor activity, said Ed Molchany, brand manager of Ford's Explorer Sport Trac.

That all-new hybrid vehicle combines a pickup bed with a sport-utility compartment and four doors.

The Sport Trac, with TV spots due May 15 on network TV, will also get a big ad push during the show, he said. ``The idea is to connect with our target,'' he said.

3 MINUTES

Ford gets three minutes of advertising during the program, which will also have other advertisers. Ford spent an estimated $7 million on the production and advertising for the pilot.

Ford's agency, J. Walter Thompson USA in Detroit, developed the strategy and coordinated the effort, said Joe DiMeglio, management supervisor on the brand's sport-utility line. ``This is not a gratuitous product placement,'' he said of the pilot. ``This is very much a quality show.''

One episode will highlight an eight-day ski trip in the backwoods. Another follows a mountain biking trek. Each episode tells stories about the outfitters who guide the tours.

``This is not just adrenalin-thumping action,'' DiMeglio said. ``We're trying to make it more a slice of life and it's designed to be educational.''

JWT is developing what DiMeglio dubbed a ``documercial'' showing the features of the Sport Trac to air during the show. The length hasn't been determined, but it will be part of Ford's three minutes of ad time. Ford also will run newspaper ads in USA Today, created by JWT, to promote the show.

Each ``No Boundaries'' program has four segments. One 10 to 12 minute segment will focus on the ``Ford Explorer Sport Trac Challenge.'' Ford is sponsoring preliminary rounds for the rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and back-country skiing-snowboarding finals later this year in Oregon.

50,000 ORDERS

Footage of the preliminary rounds won't necessarily show Ford's sport-utilities. Members of the Ford-sponsored team will appear in the documercial.

JWT hired 3 Corners of Santa Monica, Calif., as the production company. Chris Czmyrd, a former marketing director at Outside magazine, is the executive producer. The director and cameraman is free-lancer Bill Schneider, who is best known for his mountain biking film work.

Ford already has more than 50,000 orders for Sport Trac with its starting price of $23,050, Molchany said. The target buyers are outdoor enthusiasts in their mid-30s.

Ford's upcoming Sport Trac TV commercial will position the truck as ``critical gear for outdoor adventure,'' Molchany said. He declined to discuss ad spending, but said it's rather high considering the number of expected unit sales - as many as 100,000.

The hybrid vehicle is expected to get an estimated $30 million blitz. Molchany doesn't expect Sport Trac to cannibalize sales of the Explorer, which has older buyers in their early to mid-40s. The Sport Trac, on sale since February, is built on the same chassis as Explorer.

Ford slims down trim options for 2007.(plans in vehicle packaging) - Automotive News

Byline: Amy Wilson

The Ford brand plans to simplify the way it packages vehicles, starting with some new and updated 2007 models.

Changes include:

* Reducing the number of trim lines.

* Putting more standard equipment in base models.

* Allowing more features, such as leather seats, to be ordered as stand-alone options rather than as part of a pricey equipment package.

The approach aims to reduce manufacturing and ordering complexity. It also is expected to speed the turnover of inventory, Ford officials say.

The simplified packaging debuted with the 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, which went on sale in late February. Details about packaging and pricing of some other 2007 models are expected to be shared with dealers as early as this week.

It's likely Ford will use the approach for the new 2007 Ford Edge crossover and re-engineered 2007 Expedition.

'The ordering gets a lot easier,'' says Barry Redler, SUV group marketing manager for the Ford brand. 'It's a lot easier on the dealers for sure, and it's more simple for the customer to buy one. It's easier to stock, it's easier to sell, and it's easier to buy.''

Ford nameplates, especially trucks, typically have had several trim lines. For example, the previous-generation Sport Trac had four. But only two are offered on the 2007 Sport Trac: an XLT and a Limited.

Ford kept the Sport Trac base price steady at $24,940, including shipping. But for the same price, it added content, including cruise control, power mirrors, side airbags and stability control.

Crowded showroom

The approach also should help Ford and dealers better differentiate individual nameplates in a showroom that will be swimming with SUVs and crossovers, Redler says. Come this fall, the Ford showroom is expected to have the Escape, Edge, Freestyle, Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, Expedition and extended Expedition EL all competing in that territory.

An array of trim lines and option packages made more sense when single nameplates sold 300,000 or 400,000 units annually, Redler says. But the proliferation of nameplates and more competition in the industry has reduced nameplate volumes.

Stalwart entries such as the Explorer have gone from selling as many as 507,091 in 1999 to 239,788 in 2005. New models such as the Edge are expected to sell half that.

'Do you need the same number of series for a vehicle line at 300,000 (units) as you do at 100,000?'' Redler says. 'The market becomes made up of niches that are smaller in volume. You don't need all those series to cover the market.''

Better for dealers

Wade Walker, president of Walker Ford in Montpelier, Vt., says simplified packaging should make it easier to stock the most popular models, control inventory and reduce floorplanning costs.

'They'd make it easier on the consumer to understand packages,'' Walker says. 'It won't make every consumer happy, but it will make it easier for dealers to trade within their market area.''

Some consumers may think they have less flexibility to order the exact model they want. But in reality, Walker says, most consumers buy the factory-designed packages anyway.

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From 4 to 2

2005 Sport Trac

Trim line: Base price*

XLS: $24,940

XLT: $26,195

XLT Premium: $28,630

Adrenalin: $29,430

2007 Sport Trac

XLT: $24,940

Limited: $26,540

*Includes shipping

Note: Ford did not build a 2006 Sport Trac.

Source: Ford Motor Co.

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Chevy, Ford muscle into N.Y. show. - Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)

Byline: Jim Mateja

Mar. 20--Chevrolet and Ford this week will unveil additions to their performance lineups: Chevy a trio of SS models, and Ford a high-performance sport-utility and the next-generation Mustang Cobra.

The cars will be introduced at the media preview of the New York Auto Show, the last major venue on this year's auto-show circuit.

The SS, or Super Sport, additions at Chevy will be the Malibu and Malibu Maxx sedans and TrailBlazer sport-utility. All come out this fall.

Ford is introducing a high-performance Adrenalin Sport Trac SUV slated for 2007, as well as the next-generation SVT Mustang Cobra, which is expected to have lots of influence from racecar designer Carroll Shelby.

The three SS models give Chevy a total of eight carrying that designation, including the SSR roadster truck, Silverado SS pickup, Impala SS sedan, Monte Carlo SS coupe and Cobalt SS supercharged coupe.

The SS designation dates to 1961, when Chevy brought out the Impala Super Sport.

'Malibu SS and Malibu Maxx SS bring real performance to a broad audience,' said Brent Dewar, vice president of marketing for General Motors and former Chevy general manager.

As with Ford, Chevy said that though the performance models will not be mileage leaders, they will be limited editions that should have little effect on its Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAF[ETH], ratings.

Malibu and Malibu Maxx feature a new 3.9-liter V-6 with variable valve timing that develops 240 horsepower and delivers 245 foot-pounds of torque. It is teamed with a 4-speed automatic with manual shift mode.

They also come with sports-tuned suspensions, a choice of 18-inch all-season or high-performance 'summer' grade radials and anti-lock brakes with traction control as standard. They add model-specific front and rear fascias, with blacked-out cross-hatch grille pattern, larger grille openings, projector beam fog lamps, rear spoiler and dual chrome-tipped exhaust outlets.

Options will include sunroof, six-disc CD changer, OnStar and XM satellite radio.

The 2006 TrailBlazer SS that goes on sale this fall will be the first SUV to wear the badge.

It will be powered by the Corvette-derived 6-liter, 391-h.p. V-8 delivering 395 foot-pounds of torque and boasting a zero- to 60-m.p.h. time of 5.7 seconds. It will be teamed with a 4-speed automatic.

The TrailBlazer SS will offer performance-tuned suspension with 1-inch lower ride height, 20-inch performance radials, rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive, stability control, ABS and air-leveling suspension.

It will come with a monochromatic exterior, including blacked-out mesh grille, model-specific front and rear fascias and bright exhaust outlet.

Ford is spare with details of the Mustang Cobra until later in the week, but the machine is expected to be heavily influenced by Shelby. He had a hand in developing the Ford GT super car in 2004 as well as the Shelby GR-1, a super car concept unveiled last year that hints what Ford might offer to follow up on the GT.

The Adrenalin sport-utility truck at the show is an upgrade of the Explorer Sport Trac that came out for 2000. It was developed by Ford's Special Vehicle Team, or SVT.

'We're looking to take Ford performance to an entirely new market segment with the Adrenalin,' said Steve Lyons, president of Ford Division.

He said the midsize Adrenalin 'marries the attributes' of the full-size SVT F-150 Lightning pickup with the Explorer Sport Trac, and 'answers enthusiast demands for performance and multifunctional utility.'

Adrenalin will be powered by a supercharged, 4.6-liter, 32-valve V-8 that develops 390 h.p. and delivers 390 foot-pounds of torque. It will be teamed with a 6-speed automatic, a first for an SVT vehicle.

Lyons said the Adrenalin will have the acceleration and agility of the SVT F-150 Lightning, which Ford first offered between 1993 and 1995 with a 5.8-liter, 240-h.p. V-8 and then again between 1999 and 2004 with a 5.4-liter, 380-h.p., supercharged V-8. Output totaled 39,687.

In addition to the potent V-8, Adrenalin offers all-wheel-drive; AdvanceTrac stability control with Roll Stability Control; 21-inch radials; four bucket seats; white faced instrumentation; a navigation system, another first for an SVT vehicle; unique front and rear fascias; a 'black chrome' grille; and SVT signature fog lamps.

To give the SUV better road stance, Adrenalin is 5 inches longer and 2 inches wider than the current Sport Trac. The 4-foot composite bed box is wider and taller and comes with a pair of lockable 'saddlebag' compartments between the cab and rear wheel wells to hold more cargo.

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Amid product changes, Ford to keep on truckin'.(Brief article) - Automotive News

Byline: Amy Wilson

Mark Fields isn't ignoring trucks.

One of the most important product changes in the Way Forward plan is aimed squarely at protecting Ford Motor Co.'s truck position, its greatest profit generator and most important asset.

Fields revived Ford's 6.2-liter V-8 Hurricane engine program. The Hemi fighter, put on ice by predecessors, is designed to maintain Ford's lead in big pickups in the face of a competitive onslaught. General Motors and the Chrysler group already sell V-8s with more horsepower, making engines a potential weak spot for the Ford F series, the top-selling U.S. pickup.

Analysts call it a good move but say the indecision has cost Ford time. The Hurricane engine isn't likely to debut until 2008 at the earliest, sources said.

In a recent interview, Fields said trucks are cornerstone products. The Ford division will do what's necessary to maintain leadership in pickup sales, he said.

Fields has been surprisingly active in mixing up the product plan, given prior comments by CEO Bill Ford. Just after appointing Fields as Ford Motor's president of the Americas last fall, Bill Ford called the product cycle 'very solid'' and said not to expect much change.

In April, Bill Ford acknowledged the product shake-up - 'but it was for the right reason,'' he said. Disruption often generated by such changes has been minimized by acceptance and lack of infighting among Ford Motor's product development group, he said.

Other Way Forward product changes include:

* The demise of the planned Adrenalin version of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The Adrenalin, engineered by the Special Vehicle Team, had been scheduled to go on sale in 2007.

Beauty of the Beast Ford's Special Vehicle Team, legendary designer join to create Shelby Cobra GT500 - The Herald News - Joliet (IL)

The Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 (foreground) is designed to be a worthy successor to the trend-setting Shelby Cobra of earlier years.

The Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) and Carroll Shelby have joined forces to create a high-performance Mustang that fittingly carries the Cobra GT500 name with great power, impressive handling and classic Shelby design cues.The Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 will continue SVT's legacy of high- performance Mustangs with a production version slated to go on sale in 2006. Preliminary ratings put the engine at more than 450 horsepower.

'With the new GT500, SVT engineers are developing a high-performance Mustang that has not only won the blessing of Carroll Shelby himself, but one that lives up to the best of what the GT500 badge represents to enthusiasts,' says Tom Jones, SVT chief program engineer.

'The GT500 delivers on all the key ingredients expected of an SVT Mustang: big power, great handling, awesome brakes, and of course, a distinct look.'

The GT500 features the most powerful engine ever fit into a factory Mustang, delivering more than 450 horsepower and 450 foot- pounds of torque. The GT500 will be followed by other SVT-engineered performance products, possibly including a version of the production-intent Sport Trac Adrenalin, the industry's first performance sport-utility truck.

Energized by the launch of the Ford GT supercar in 2004, Ford's in- house performance brand also takes the reins of developing non- SVT branded blue-oval models, including other performance Mustangs inspired by the Bullitt GT and Mach 1.

'SVT is transforming itself with great new products and the responsibility to apply its expertise to other parts of our performance world,' says Phil Martens, Ford group vice president for product creation.

'The Ford GT and GT500 are the foundation for the momentum SVT will inject across more and more vehicles.'

Classic big-block displacement and modern SVT engineering create a most potent factory Mustang.

When the Shelby GT350 was introduced, it was instantly respected as a performance car. Yet, it wasn't until Ford's famed 428-cubic-inch big-block found its way into the GT500 that Mustang's reputation as a true muscle car was firmly established.

To be true to that legacy, the Shelby Cobra GT500 had to possess firepower competitive with the world's best performance cars. Following the theory that 'there's no replacement for displacement,' SVT engineers fit the new GT500 with a version of Ford's 5.4-liter 'MOD' V-8 engine. This is only the second time a factory Mustang has used the 5.4- liter engine, following the 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R.

In addition to muscle-car cubic inches, SVT engineers employed modern performance technologies developed for the supercharged SVT Mustang Cobra and the Ford GT. As a result, the GT500 features a cast-iron block topped with the Ford GT's four-valve aluminum cylinder heads. These high-flow heads are paired with a screw-type supercharger and a water-to-air intercooler, for a broad torque curve all the way up to redline.

Higher-flowing heads help the engine 'breathe' better for increased power and fuel efficiency, while the addition of the intercooler allows the supercharger to deliver a denser fuel-air mixture to the cylinders, resulting in a more powerful charge for each firing cycle. Also sourced from the Ford GT are the piston rings and rod bearings, ensuring a high level of performance and durability.

However, the ultimate factory Mustang isn't limited to just a power upgrade. Shelby and Ford SVT are known for delivering balanced, all- around performance -- and the Shelby Cobra GT500 is no exception.

The development of the GT500 chassis started during the 2005 Mustang program, when the basic geometry and chassis structure were tested and validated on a number or race tracks. The result is solid chassis that has won acclaim from media and customers alike. Mustang features a revised MacPherson strut independent front suspension with lightweight Reverse L lower control arms, and a solid-axle, three-link rear suspension with coil springs and a Panhard rod.

The Reverse L configuration improves lateral motion control and steering response via a firm bushing located where the shorter leg connects to the chassis. At the same time, a softer bushing on the longer leg better dampens road shocks. The revised three-link setup with coils helps maintain constant toe-in and camber relative to the road surface, while the Panhard rod controls side-to-side axle movement in relation to the chassis for improved tracking.

Prior to his current assignment as director of advanced product creation and SVT, Hau Thai-Tang served as the chief engineer for the 2005 Mustang.

'During development of the new Mustang, plenty of time was spent at the track ensuring the platform met our requirements, and was capable of handling future performance derivatives,' says Thai- Tang. 'Media and customer reactions have been extremely positive in terms of chassis dynamics.'

The base architecture was further validated by the race-prepared Ford Racing Mustang FR500C, built ground-up from the base Mustang body structure and suspension geometry to run in the Grand- Am Cup series. Out of the box, an FR500C competed in and won its first ever race in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in February 2005.

'In terms of performance, the solid-rear-axle setup in the Shelby Cobra GT500 has been proven in race competition this year with a Ford Racing Mustang FR500C taking the checkered flag at Daytona,' Thai-Tang said. 'First race, first win; not bad against the best from Germany and Japan.'

To create the GT500, SVT engineers are using real-world experience gained during more than 12 years of building Mustang Cobras to deliver the power brand's signature chassis tuning for a balanced, performance-tuned ride that still maintains the compliancy required for everyday driving. This includes SVT engineers recalibrating the shock valves and spring rates for increased wheel control and road feedback. A new shock tower brace and structural K-member will deliver even crisper steering response. Finally, a larger rear stabilizer bar will reduce body lean.

To put a stop on all of this power and handling ability, SVT has employed some of the biggest brakes in the business. The GT500 features 14-inch cross-drilled Brembo brake rotors up front, clamped by four-piston aluminum calipers. The rear features 13-inch discs with two- piston calipers. Unique 19-by-9.5- inch aluminum split-five-spoke wheels are wrapped in 255/45ZR- 19 high-performance rubber to help secure the GT500 to the road.

SVT has remained a viable specialty performance group within Ford for more than decade because it has a unique connection with its customers.

'SVT communicates with its customers on a personal level rather than using national advertising campaigns,' says George Ayres, SVT sales and marketing manager. 'We think this approach gives us a unique advantage in understanding our customers' needs to help keep improving SVT products and business.'

Ford boosts SVT budget; Automaker sets a 5-model limit.(Ford Motor Co., special vehicle team) - Automotive News

Byline: Amy Wilson

Ford Motor Co.'s performance group is bigger and better-funded than ever, says Ford product chief Phil Martens.

Despite a two-year drought that won't see an SVT-branded vehicle on the market until mid-2006, Ford has expanded its Special Vehicle Team to at least 200 people, Martens says. It previously employed around 120 people.

Today's SVT budget also is higher than it has been in the past, he says. Martens wouldn't disclose the investment in SVT or the percentage increase to the budget.

Ford has benchmarked competitors such as BMW's M-series performance group while rebuilding SVT.

'To a certain degree, we have to earn'' that kind of a reputation, says Martens, Ford group vice president of product creation. 'We can't come out of the block and say we're an M-division team.''

Ford last sold SVT-branded products during the 2004 model year. The drought came as Ford redesigned two key SVT nameplates, the Mustang and F-150 pickup.

Ford also discontinued its SVT Focus last year, saying it wasn't upscale enough. Martens more recently has said Ford will take another look at an SVT Focus.

Longtime SVT leader John Coletti retired in December and was replaced by Hau Thai-Tang, chief engineer of the 2005 Mustang.

Martens says Ford eventually will have up to five SVT-branded vehicles at any one time. The first, the 2007 Shelby Cobra GT500, will go on sale next summer. That 450-plus-hp coupe is the first special edition of the redesigned Mustang. Ford will follow with the Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin in 2007.

Ford displayed the GT500 and the 390-hp Adrenalin at the New York auto show last week.

Prices for SVT products will range from less than $20,000 to more than $40,000, Martens says. The GT500 will cost about $40,000.

In addition to natural candidates such as the redesigned Mustang, Ford intends to spread a performance element across the broader Ford brand, Martens says. SVT-badged products will be restricted to Ford Division, but SVT engineers are likely to help develop vehicles for other corporate brands.

Martens won't say what other nameplates are on the SVT list, but likely candidates are the Fusion sedan, debuting this fall, and the Focus. SVT was developing an F-150 Lightning until that project was put on hold last year.

Martens wouldn't say how soon SVT will reach the five-vehicle limit.

'If you get beyond that, it really gets too expensive,'' he says. 'It's difficult to fund and manage the cycle.''

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Scion, Nissan target youth; Entry-level concepts could soon compete.(News)(Nissan Motor Company Ltd.)(Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. Scion Div.) - Automotive News

While this week's New York auto show will host the world debuts of significant Mercedes-Benz and Jeep vehicles, two entry-level Japanese concepts will likely capture most of the attention.

Toyota's youth-oriented line, Scion, will unveil a concept that depicts design possibilities for the brand.

Nissan will introduce a sleek, tuner-inspired concept aimed at the same buyers. Nissan has said it may add two vehicles below the entry-level Sentra within 18 months.

Other show highlights include Mercedes-Benz's R-class wagon; the tall, seven-passenger Jeep Commander; a GMC-based Isuzu pickup; and a Suzuki concept that shows the styling direction for the next Grand Vitara.

Here are the world debuts scheduled Wednesday, March 23, and Thursday, March 24, at the New York show.

Cadillac

Cadillac adds another performance variant with the 2006 XLR-V. The vehicle is expected to pack a supercharged 400-plus hp V-8.

Chevrolet

Chevrolet will extend its high-performance SS stable with the addition of the 2006 Malibu SS and Malibu Maxx SS sedans as well as the 2006 TrailBlazer SS. (See story, Page 31).

Dodge

Dodge expands its SRT performance line with a Hemi-powered derivative of an undisclosed 2006 model.

Ford

Ford's headliner in New York is a high-performance version of the Mustang. Engineered by Ford's Special Vehicle Team, the next-generation Mustang Cobra is expected to go on sale in 2006. In a nod to high-performance Mustangs of the 1960s, the 2007 model will carry the Shelby name.

Ford also will display the Sport Trac Adrenalin concept in New York. Powered by a 390-hp, supercharged 4.6-liter V-8, it teases at a performance version that could be coming for Ford's next-generation Sport Trac.

Ford has confirmed that the redesigned Sport Trac - slated to go on sale in 2006 after moving to an updated Ford Explorer platform - will get a V-8 engine.

Jeep

Jeep will unveil the 2006 Commander, a seven-passenger SUV that is based on the Grand Cherokee platform. The vehicle is several inches taller than the Grand Cherokee. The Commander's boxy styling draws on cues last seen on the Cherokee, which was discontinued in 2001. Sales begin this fall.

Jeep also will introduce a second vehicle, a Hemi-powered derivative of a current model.

Isuzu

With a model line limited to the Ascender SUV, Isuzu's struggling dealers have been praying for a second vehicle. Their prayers get answered with the world debut of a compact pickup that is scheduled to go on sale in June or July.

The unnamed 2006 Isuzu pickup is based on the GMC Canyon and will be built in the United States. Two models are planned: a two-wheel- drive, extended-cab pickup with a 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a crew cab with four-wheel drive and a 3.5-liter five-cylinder engine.

Mercedes-Benz

After showing several concepts, Mercedes-Benz finally will unveil the production version of the R-class wagon. U.S. buyers will get the long-wheelbase model; a shorter version will be sold in Europe.

Two V-8s will be offered here: a 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-8 and a 302-hp, 5.0-liter V-8.

The 2006 R class will be assembled in Vance, Ala. Sales begin this fall.

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi will unveil the freshened 2006 Lancer Evolution, an awd performance sedan.

Nissan

Nissan reveals another clue as to how it will respond to Toyota's Scion line.

The Nissan Sport Concept, a three-door hatchback concept, may be the first car in a series of small, stylish, affordable vehicles aimed at the youth market.

Nissan says the intent with the Sport Concept is to create an attainable vehicle for young buyers.

Scion

Toyota's Scion youth brand will unveil a concept vehicle called t2B.

Toyota will not divulge any information about the vehicle. But the automaker rarely shows a concept vehicle without some production possibilities in mind.

Suzuki

Suzuki's X2 concept debuting in New York is expected to resemble the redesigned 2006 Grand Vitara that goes on sale this fall. The next-generation Grand Vitara will be slightly larger than the current model, and it will be powered by a 2.7-liter V-6 engine.

Kathy Jackson, Diana T. Kurylko, Mark Rechtin, Jason Stein, Amy Wilson and Rick Kranz contributed to this report

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NY world debuts

Production

* 2006 Cadillac XLR-V

* 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

* 2006 Chevrolet Malibu SS

* 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS

* 2006 Dodge SRT model

* 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra

* 2006 Jeep Commander

* 2006 Jeep performance model

* 2006 Isuzu pickup

* 2006 Mercedes-Benz R class

* 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution

Concept

* Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin

* Nissan Sport Concept

* Scion t2B

* Suzuki X2

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