TodayApril 15, 2022

Miami auto show Ford Trends VW Golf All-track carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends,

A week of traveling this great Nation of ours; Unveiled at the Miami auto show were the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Sentra RS Turbo.

My favorite part of the show was meeting Duaiv, the artist that painted the ode to Picasso on a 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06.

For the chatter asking about the Fiat 124 Spider and NZ casino online casino kiwi last week, there was a Fiat 124 Spider Abarth in two-tone, white on matte black, at the show. I was surprised to find out the vehicle was still under $30,000.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth at the Miami auto show

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth at the Miami auto show

Ford unveiled its STX, and Lexus showed off its stunning LC 500h. The information sheet in front of the coupe gave the horsepower and 0-60 (less than 5 seconds), but not the EPA fuel economy for the hybrid, or the MSRP.

My next stop was Dearborn, Michigan for a further with Ford event that is a deep dive into the thought process of Ford’s future trends. It’s an interesting session, sort of a white paper or TED event created by Ford. It’s good to see that Bill Ford Jr. still has a hand in the future of Ford. I credit him with the sustainability model Ford; of Ford’s renewable plans. Ford left the CEO of Ford Motor Corporation but still invests heavily in sustainability with Ford and the United States. I see him and the late Edouard Michelin, the creator of Challenge Bibendum, as leaders that put their money where their beliefs are.

Ford’s CEO, Mark Fields, made a statement that got my mind reeling, “The future will not be about the automobile, but about Vehicle Miles traveled. If a car is autonomous and electric in fifteen years, what would you do in the vehicle on your way to work? Would you shave, curl your hair, plug your computer in and work? What would you do that would allow you to sleep a little longer?

I am at the Volkswagen Golf All-Track event in Seattle right now. This Golf is such a great station wagon. For everyone asking about a station wagon, the Golf All-track is a serious contender.

Click on the picture to read the Washington Post car chat:

Volkswagen Golf All-track sportwagen

Volkswagen Golf All-track SportWagen

Model Line-up of Volkswagen Golf

Destination on all Golf Alltrack models is $820

Alltrack S
$25,850 with manual transmission (late availability)
$26,950 with automatic transmission

Alltrack SE

$29,430 with manual transmission (late availability)
$30,530 with automatic transmission

Alltrack SEL
$32,890 with automatic transmission

Competitive Set
Subaru Outback
Subaru XV Crosstrek

Let’s chat about cars

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.