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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 onlinecasinokiwi.com 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.

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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 of Ford; of Ford’s renewable plans. Ford left 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 carchat:

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Volkswagen Golf All-track sportwagen

Model Line-up
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

About the Author:

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.