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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    Several of the more distinctive details were his work, including the entire front clip, rear lighting, some of the surfacing, and the mirror treatment. I've not seen it, but allegedly it originally was to carry the MKX front and clunky nothingness elsewhere.
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    Charges for test drive damage

    This. You might need to put up a bit of a fight, but this isn't a gray area. They are responsible.
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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    In broader theme, absolutely. In the intended context, I believe that 2007's MKR concept gets credit as the first. It's interesting that they bounced between design directions in the concepts from the Sentinel, to the MK9, to the Navicross. I still wish more focus had gone into the eggcrate treatment that only saw life in the gen 1 MKX.
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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    Keep in mind though... he was asked to design the 2013 MKZ with a version of the split-wing grille which had already been introduced with the '09 MKS, '10 MKZ/MKT, and '11 MKX. While his version was decidedly more handsome than the others, and was designed with context and purpose ("meant to evoke an eagle with outstretched wings), it was a theme he was forced to stick with. IIRC, it was rather controversial inside the Glass House at the time that he turned the vertical slats within each wing sideways and diagonal, becoming more whisker-like. The 2013 MKZ was the best-looking production Lincoln product in a decade when it was released. The guy has chops.
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    David Woodhouse Resigns

    It's worth noting that Wolff's work - even the grille - wasn't at all controversial when it was designed cohesively. I don't have any inside info to indicate it will happen, but I'd love to see him at the helm of Lincoln design once again. His concepts may have been a bit too radical for circa-2014 Ford and Lincoln, but today it would be a much better fit.
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    Full size Bronco mule?

    The Gentlemen's Club by the airport?
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    Full size Bronco mule?

    It isn't. Great question. 🤷‍♂️
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    Full size Bronco mule?

    I believe this may be the case. I heard back from my closest guy late last night and he was just as surprised as we were. However, it appears this has gone from blue sky to steel incredibly fast. More interestingly... they are apparently comfortable investing heavily into the Bronco brand as a top-to-bottom competitor, not alternative, to Jeep. With FCA's current situation they want to be ready to pounce with any sign of trouble. Compact to Full-size with offroad chops in every model. They're investing in this "just as much as they are in Lincoln" as a "pillar of our company." If you weren't already, it's time to get excited.
  9. Nope, not greenlit.
  10. While they've moved to a slightly more saturated version of it since, "Light Ice Blue" has came in with the 2008 Escape and Focus.
  11. Pay close attention around Labor Day.
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    D DAY AT FORD

    It's nuts, right? I think the rank-and-file will be on board before the ball drops, but my contacts have had me high on him forever and I'm glad to see you start to turn around. Any time things are coming behind a curve, there will be those to piss off and feelings to be hurt. Jim understood the holes that needed filled and the cuts that needed made, and most importantly, wasn't afraid to make the cuts that needed made. Ford is better off that he's there. And, as much as it pains me to say it, is better with Farley on the way out.
  13. Guys. Let's not pretend that Brono and Wrangler have ever been 100% analogous. The new Bronco has been designed and engineered *not* to be a Ford Wrangler. It is meant to be a "functional lifestyle vehicle" that is livable as a daily driver but completely capable as an offroader. Wranger will undercut Bronco at the lower end (Bronco Scout, this is your cue...), but that's the only tradeoff between the two. Go way back... the Wrangler's pedigree as original Jeep (many of which were Ford-built) has ALWAYS been a utilitarian, sacrifices-made vehicle that wasn't necessarily the best daily driver. The new Bronco will, as I'm told, bring real capability to a livable package with heaps of style and panache. Ford doesn't always get it right, but I've been assured that the Bronco *brand* is being handled with the same "golden goose" gloves as F-Series and Mustang.
  14. It's dumb on so many levels. "Trailblazer" spent 3 years as a trim level of the Blazer, then the nameplate was used on the Blazer's GM360-based replacement midsize SUV, which itself was replaced by the Traverse. Now the Blazer nameplate has been resurrected and slapped on a FWD, overpriced midsized crossover, and the Trailblazer name will come back and slot *under* this. So the lineup is likely to be: Trax / Trailblazer / Equinox / Blazer / Traverse Lord Jesus. All the facepalms.
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