Tuesday, October 18, 2005

As Ford fumbles the ball on Rear Wheel Drive, even Hyundai gets in the game

As Ford releases the Fusion, a fine car, they still haven't been able to keep up with trends.
The aging Panther platform and the outgoing Lincoln LS are Ford's only rear wheel drive sedans, having opted for front/all wheel drive for the new 500. And despite the trend of other automakers toward rear wheel drive, Ford is set to replace the Panther Platform Town Car with 500 clones ( see earlier posts and rants.)

But even Hyundai sees the future is going to be partially rear wheel driven.

Come on Ford, wake up and smell the burning rubber around you, that's the competition leaving you behind.

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