Ford Gets All Emotional
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Ford invited its forgotten domestic offerings for a feast of promises and not much else. Car and Driver reports that Ford's Mark Fields won't send Mercury home hungry, but "we have higher aspirations for Lincoln." So Mercury still sucks and Lincoln will suck less. Even better, freshly-minted marketing maven Jim Farley reached higher by saying Lincoln must "take advantage of new overseas markets in countries such as China, India, Russia, and in the Middle East." With what? An old Volvo chassis and no V8 engine? But wait, there's less! Ford invited their red-headed stepchild for dinner, proclaiming the long-dead SVT brand is still part of the family. Note to Dearborn: the proof is in the pudding and we're still hungry. Happy Thanksgiving!