FORD ADDS HYBRID TO 2021 F-150 FLEET AND TO UNVEIL ALL-ELECTRIC PICKUP THIS MONTH

For the last 44 years one constant has remained in the pickup market and that has been the status of Ford’s F-Series as America’s best-selling truck.

Even with sales off 12.5 percent for the fourth quarter and the popular F-150 down 32.7 percent on short inventory in anticipation of the redesign for 2021, a total of 787,422 F-Series trucks were sold in COVID-corrupted 2020. Read more

MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS FADING FROM MARKET, BUT GENESIS OFFERS ONE ON 2020 G70 SEDAN

With automatic transmissions coming with Sport and Sport+ modes and manual gear selection via paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel or, in some cases, the steering wheel column, vehicles equipped with manual transmissions continue to fade from the market.

According to various sources such as Carfax.com and autowise.com, just over 40 vehicles for 2020 come with the capability of the traditional clutch and shift operation, which sounds like a decent number of options. Read more

ALFA ROMEA GIULIA AN INTRIGUING CHOICE IN COMPACT LUXURY SEDAN SEGMENT FOR 2020

Introduced as a 2017 model, the Alfa Romeo Giulia gets technology updates for 2020 that makes it an even more attractive option for those looking for “something different” in the compact luxury sedan segment.

Its Italian styling and lively handling made it an immediate hit among critics, and now such new features as a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display for infotainment functions and connectivity features like a wi-fi hotspot and SOS call add to its appeal. Read more

INSPIRING PERFORMANCE IN A LUXURY PACKAGE MARKS MERCEDES-AMG GT C ROADSTER FOR 2020

While it is an outstanding vehicle that takes performance to the extreme, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster is not for everyone, and not just because of its six-figure price tag.

This is a vehicle that requires you to give your full attention to matters behind the wheel, which is not all bad but sometimes you just want to relax and cruise along without worrying about running over some unsuspecting econobox in your path, not to mention an occasional cyclist. Read more