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

Man Wrecks Three Cars In Five Seconds On Dealer Test Drive

A man test driving an F-150 at a Missouri dealership accidentally put the truck in reverse, hit the gas and destroyed two Milans. Though, as Mike Levine points out, it's one way to "Get rid of excess Mercury inventory." [KMBC] » 6/28/10 3:30pm 6/28/10 3:30pm

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

The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid » 11/19/08 12:00am 11/19/08 12:00am will join the Mariner as the second hybrid offering from Ford's brand for people who love Jill Wagner. The next-generation hybrid system, similar to the one found in the Mariner, will couple Ford's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor backed by a new smaller, lighter…

2010 Mercury Milan

The 2010 Mercury Milan » 11/19/08 12:00am 11/19/08 12:00am isn't as curvy as , but it does benefit from a more shapely profile than its predecessor. The general buyers who opt for the new Milan over its Ford or Lincoln siblings will probably be more interested in that visual enhancement than the upgraded 2.5-liter four-banger or the revised V6 now…

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

Jet Cars Spewing Fire!

While a couple of us were out at Milan Dragway witnessing the taping of "Pinks: All Out" a couple of weeks back we witnessed first hand one of the most amazing spectacles in all of motorsports — jet car drag racing. While we'd seen it before, via YouTube, in places like Saudi Arabia and Australia, and we'd even seen… » 7/16/07 10:15am 7/16/07 10:15am

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 3

Why you should buy this car: The Mercury Milan is a decent value and a stylish alternative to blandmobiles like the Camry and Impala. Plus, it's almost fun to drive. And you can feel all warm and fuzzy about buying American, even if it's made in Mexico. » 6/07/06 2:00pm 6/07/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Mercury Milan, Part 2

Exterior Design: ***
The Milan is probably the best looking of its corporate siblings, but that's kind of like winning a beauty pageant over Denis Leary and Kathy Bates. My neighbor, who had no idea what the Milan was, said it looks "so suburban." My neighbors drive minivans, Priuses, and Matrixes (Matrices?). » 6/06/06 4:12pm 6/06/06 4:12pm

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 to… » 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… » 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

Bottle Designer Creates Solar Car Prototype

The Welsh designer who came up with the clear, globby-looking Ty Nant plastic water bottle has penned a squarish, transparent vehicle that's powered by that globby-looking hot star thing. We're not exactly sure what we're looking at, but whatever it is will be unveiled at the Salone Del Mobile Milano, an Italian… » 3/28/06 9:43am 3/28/06 9:43am

Jalopnik Rental-car Reacharound: 2006 Mercury Milan

Today's Rental-car Reacharound comes from longtime commenter Nick Weaver, who recently took out a Mercury Milan during a recent business trip to Los Angeles. Send your rental-car stories (keep 'em to around 500 words) to » 2/14/06 1:43pm 2/14/06 1:43pm

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