This Giant Submarine Destroying a City Street Is Actually an Ad

Life is strange and unpredictable. Some things have to be seen to be believed, and even then it can be tough to trust your own peepers. Take Milan’s Piazza Mercanti, for instance. It recently became home to what appears to be a submarine bursting through the asphalt. Wait, what? » 10/03/13 10:25am 10/03/13 10:25am

2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln MKZ: Design, Dissected

In case you may have missed it back in 2006, Ford released a trio of entries into the uber-boring mid-size sedan category. The just-right-sized triplets were built with the intention of targeting the best in the appliance segment. Alas, sales fell well short of the leaders of the pack — which is why you may not… » 11/26/08 1:30pm 11/26/08 1:30pm

2010 Mercury Milan, Hybrid And Lincoln MKZ: Live Cars For The Pulse-Free

Ford just revealed the 2010 Ford Fusion » 11/19/08 5:30pm 11/19/08 5:30pm and the and now we can bring you the live reveals on its platform pals the and the . The Fusions two upmarket friends split the hairs of luxury with the Milan going after the Euro-snob luxury buyer who can't afford a Euro-snob nameplate while the Lincoln chases the McCainiacs…

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Caught Completely, Embarassingly Naked

Our best guesses about what the 2010 Mercury Milan » 10/29/08 1:30pm 10/29/08 1:30pm and would look like have been all-but-confirmed by a set of spy photos has just released. The shots show the twin of the running around without a stitch of camouflage. Though not as dramatic as we'd hoped, it is clearly a step forward from the rather dull vehicle…

Ford SmartGauge LCD Instrument Panel Brings Futuristic Look, Green…

UPDATE: We got a first-hand look at the new SmartGauge — here's our a video of the gauge in use! » 10/29/08 11:00am 10/29/08 11:00am Ford's making no small secret of their upcoming and (not the just-revealed ), but it may be the stellar high-tech SmartGauge LCD instrument panels feature that makes these cars stand out in the crowd. Billed as a way…

2010 Mercury Milan Caught Uncovered And Sunning

While KGP was out stalking that uncovered 2010 Ford Fusion they happened upon a 2010 Mercury Milan done up sans covering (sadly, no uncovered Jill Wagner was found). Looking past the black peanut tape, this new Milan seems to distinguish itself further from the Fusion, especially around the nose, which gets a more… » 8/14/08 5:00pm 8/14/08 5:00pm

Breaking Through The Roof! Fiat's So Money Today, They Don't Even Know…

The Italian automaker Fiat's just as confused as we are as to why shares in the company surged skyward as high as 10% today. In fact, that was so high, it actually triggered the automatic suspension of trading in the maker of the cinquecento (and we've heard they even make other cars, too!) on the Milan stock… » 10/18/06 4:24pm 10/18/06 4:24pm

Breaking! FoMoCo Makes Bold Move, Says Fuck You To Straight Talk And…


So we were actually getting a warm and fuzzy feeling in our gut over the straight talk coming live and correct from the folks at FoMoCo. When the automaker released July sales numbers today, they threw down a graphic we thought represented an honest look at what the numbers said..."car sales down, truck sales down."… » 8/01/06 2:40pm 8/01/06 2:40pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mercury Milan, Part 1

We've been here before, only last time it was called the Ford Fusion. Or was it the Lincoln Zephyr MKZ? No matter, this time we're looking at the Mercury Milan. It's Mercury's attempt to stay relevant by attracting new buyers to the brand — buyers who are young and hip with contemporary tastes, yet still manage… » 6/05/06 2:00pm 6/05/06 2:00pm

They All Turned the Color of Avocado: Mercury Shows Hispanic-Themed…

Ford says the Milan is now Mercury's top-selling car among Latino customers, and as such, the company charged designer and resident latin lover, Camilo Pardo, with creating a special-edition Milan directed at a Hispanic audience. Pardo's creation — a pointedly decked out model — was revealed during Miami Fashion Week,… » 5/09/06 12:59pm 5/09/06 12:59pm

Concepts on the Catwalk: Alacantara Style Show

Italophiles, start your Andrea Bocelli CDs (on second thought, fire up some of this action). Car Design News offers coverage of a show in Milan that's featuring classic Italian concept cars of the past 40 years, including the Bertone Rainbow (above). Sponsored by Alcantara, a maker of automobile interior materials,… » 4/18/06 3:00pm 4/18/06 3:00pm

Mercury to Promote Milan with Random Acts of Surprise

What a difference a brand makes. Where Ford is pushing its Fusion sedan as a street machine, Mercury is casting its Milan in the title role from "Here's Boomer" (1980s TV reference alert). The company is spreading kindness in the name of Milan in several cities with random acts of delight, like a free coffee or a… » 10/18/05 5:20pm 10/18/05 5:20pm