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Electric Volvos to be badged ‘Polestar’ by 2021

Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker Volvo is going electric from 2019, aiming to produce a million cars annually while remaining carbon neutral by the year 2025 When it came to the world’s economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, the consequences were dire for many storied brands of our industry — the credit…

2010 Mercury Mountaineer | new car review

The Mountaineer is a road-targeted all-wheel drive SUV from Mercury, but 2010 marks the last year it will be available as parent company Ford has decided to close the brand.…

Ford kills Mercury

Ford announces that Mercury will shut up shop by the end of 2010. Plagued by lack of new models and slow sales the premium car brand had become a financial burden on Ford.…

Ford recalls Middle East cars over safety fears

Ford is recalling several Ford and Mercury models in the Middle East because of concerns about faulty seat recliners that could raise the injury risk in a crash.…

2009 Mercury Montego | new car review

Like the Milan, the Mercury Montego suffers a little from a lack of exposure in the Middle East, and if consumers don’t know about a specific car they are unlikely to investigate it with a view to purchasing. Mercury need to do some more focused marketing in the Middle East…

2009 Mercury Milan | new car review

You won’t see many Mercury Milans out on the Middle Eastern streets as the brand just hasn’t taken off in the region like other more famous American names like Ford or GM, and as new car buyers tend to take the brands they know more seriously than the ones they don’t, the…

2009 Mercury Mariner | new car review

The Mercury Mariner could be considered as a more American flavoured compact SUV that offers something a little different looks wise from the more understated European and Japanese SUVs. All that chrome and large chunks of styling detail attract the eye quickly, and if you want to feel that American…

2009 Mercury Grand Marquis | new car review

Here’s another big ol’ boat that’s floated over to the Middle East, all the way from America, to slurp up the petrol with its big V8 engine and wear out the roads with it considerable bulk. The Grand Marquis from Mercury is the same car as the Ford Crown Victoria…

2008 Mercury Montego | new car review

Is the Montego the beginning of a new adventure for Mercury in the Middle East? Mercury’s version of the Ford Five Hundred made its 2008 model debut last year, featuring new front-end styling, bigger engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Although, Mercury had been selling the car for quite some time…

2008 Mercury Milan | new car review

The Mercury Milan is a front-wheel drive mid-size sedan and an upscale version of its Ford cousin, the Ford Fusion, while being slotted below the luxury-spec Lincoln MKZ sedan. It is the brand’s new entry point and first Mercury car in this segment in a decade. This midsize car has been targeted to appeal to…

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