Good Morning Warren and Friends,
It’s time for the WAPO carchat. Magna International opened their doors to show us some new products. Car companies sell today’s products; when you visit an Auto Supplier, you get a real glimpse into the future of automobiles and the Auto Industry.
Do you tow a trailer? The hardest part of towing is backing up.
Magna just announced that the 2017 Ford Super Duty would have a Trailer Reverse Guidance System. You can see the trailer through the NAV system as well as the trajectory of the trailer as the steering wheel is turned.
I drove two vehicles – well, three – the first was a Nissan Titan. I just happened to park next to a GMC and wondered- which backend do you like better and why? The starting MSRP is $34,780 for a 2017 Nissan Titan and comes in five models; S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, Platinum Reserve. The EPA fuel economy is 15 city/21 highway. I got about 21 mpg.
The second was the Mazda CX-9. I’ve driven the CX-9 before and really liked the vehicle. The MSRP starting price for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is $31,250, and the EPA fuel economy is 22 city / 28 highway. Plus you can fold the seats down and pack everything a kid could fit in a dormitory room!
It was a short ride, but while I was in Michigan, I got to drive an Autumnal colored Dodge Charger. I dubbed it “Orange is the new Black.”
I am now sitting in my nephew Will’s apartment in Brooklyn. Talk about a place where parking is at a premium!
How was your week?
Let’s chat about cars
Click on the picture to read the rest of the Washington Post Real Wheels carchat