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2015 Jeep Renegade To Get Special 'Opening Edition' With... Orange Trim?

It looks like an "Opening Edition" of the 2015 Jeep Renegade2015 Jeep Renegade will be available, at least early on in the little SUV's production run. A silver grille and orange interior plastic seem to be the most obvious attributes that make it "special," your speculation is welcome on what else it might get. » 6/23/14 6:16pm 6/23/14 6:16pm

Mini Needs You To Decide Which Special Edition It's Going To Make Next

Mini's special edition cars have always been a little silly, but they have a huge parts bin to rummage around in for accessories. However they look, they are actually different. Now they're trying to make their next special car more, um, special, by asking you all which one they should build 56 of. » 2/17/14 10:00pm 2/17/14 10:00pm

Fiat Has A Ridiculous Luxury Tie-In And I Have Some Ideas For More

Special editions of cars can be fun, and they're not a bad way to relatively cheaply target a car at a very specific market. Which I imagine is what Fiat had in mind when they teamed up with perfumer Guerlain to build the La Petit Robe Noire edition Fiat 500. Of course, this one is likely targeted at men in rural… » 1/29/14 2:20pm 1/29/14 2:20pm

The Historical Guide To Designer Label Lincolns

Lincoln is not the only brand to make use of designer labels to make certain models seem more special or tasteful or sale-able. But it’s still surprising (maybe a little disappointing) that they decided to be very unimaginative when they announced their new “designer” trim level of the new-for-2013 MKZ sedan. » 8/18/13 12:00pm 8/18/13 12:00pm

The Ten Strangest Special Edition Cars

What do Frank Sinatra, Levi's Jeans and Don Knotts have in common? Special edition cars. When a trend gets too popular and a car company gets too desperate, they find ways to merge the two into a steaming pile of car crap — otherwise known as a trendy special edition. We thought we knew them all, but when we asked… » 3/26/08 1:00pm 3/26/08 1:00pm

Ford Follows Fashion: Mercury Launches VOGA Series Cars

As if there was any remaining question Mercury's become Ford's chick brand (Jill Wagner, call the front desk) it's gone the way of the tube dress. That message's been strengthened by the introduction of Mercury's new VOGA-edition vehicles. It's the latest in a long line of Ford's designer-edition models, starting with… » 11/13/07 4:45pm 11/13/07 4:45pm

Ford Launches Focus Special Edition ST500 in the UK

Playing the grass-is-greener game whenever Ford Europe puts out a new, high-performance variant of the Euro Focus is getting tedious. Perhaps Brits do the same thing when Ford North America sends out yet another Mustang derivative. Ah, screw it; here goes one more. It's the Ford Focus ST500, a spec'd-up Focus to be… » 11/08/07 8:30am 11/08/07 8:30am

Prancing Geeks: Limited-Edition Ferrari Segway

If you don't mind driving in an upright position, topping out at 12.5 miles per hour and achieving a critical mass of dorkitude, you can have your very own Ferrari. It's the special-edition Ferrari Segway, a tifosi-red version of the famous but slow-selling gyro-stabilized scooter. It costs $12,000 and is no faster… » 10/22/07 11:41am 10/22/07 11:41am

Lexus IS F for the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

If it's October, it must be time to see what automotive finery will grace the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. This year ladies who lunch in West Palm, Dallas and Orange County had better hang on to their cocktail bags — it's the IS F Special Build Sedan. Neiman's $68,000 Lexus "fast" comes with an interior design of… » 10/03/07 7:13am 10/03/07 7:13am

Out of the Park: The 'World Series by Renault' Clio Renault Sport…

If ever there was a French specialty in the car market, it's this particular construct of hot hatchback: a taut, track-ready sort with a squat comportment and naturally aspirated four that pulls like a mid-80s Mustang GT. Renault's unveiled yet another version of its rapidly expanding Clio RS line; this one based on… » 10/01/07 10:45am 10/01/07 10:45am

Frankfurt Auto Show: Aston Martin, On Its Own, Shows Off

Aston Martin's first show as a non-ford entity showcases a new flagship alongside variants of two established models. The Vanquish-replacing DBS may have debuted in "Casino Royale," and showed up at Pebble Beach this year wearing yellow pants and sipping a G&T, but it had its coming out in Frankfurt. Aston boss Ulrich… » 9/11/07 9:32am 9/11/07 9:32am