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Spy Shots: Prepping the Next Mustang

Updated platform will be shared with a new RWD Lincoln.

by on Feb.20, 2013

It may look like the current Mustang...but it's a "mule" helping develop the next-gen pony car - and a long-rumored Lincoln coupe spin-off.

At first glance, this Mustang looks completely familiar. Well, not completely. Take a closer look and you’ll soon realize it has been somewhat altered in a number of ways from the pony car in the showroom today.

That makes it clear to our spy shooters that they’ve captured a “mule” being used to test the platform and, very likely, the updated engine that will go into a completely updated version of the Mustang now just a couple years away.

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And that means we’re also getting some hints about the planned rear-wheel-drive Lincoln model that Ford CEO Alan Mulally recently acknowledged during an interview with TheDetroitBureau.com is currently under development.

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Sneak Peek: 2011 Hyundai Equus

New model to be positioned above Genesis sedan.

by on Aug.12, 2009

With the success of its Genesis sedan, the Korean carmaker is now confirming plans to launch the 2011 Hyundai Equus in the U.S. premium luxury market.

With the success of its Genesis sedan, the Korean carmaker is now confirming plans to launch the 2011 Hyundai Equus in the U.S. premium luxury market.

Once known for its cheap-and-cheerful little sedans and coupes, the South Korean carmaker Hyundai will continue its recent move up-market with the launch of an all-new flagship sedan.

Codenamed “VI,” and recently introduced in the Asian home market as Equus, the new car will be positioned as an even more luxurious offering than the Hyundai Genesis, which was named North American Car of the Year, by a jury of 50 U.S. and Canadian journalists, in January.

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The automaker had been debating whether to bring Equus to the States – along with an assortment of other upscale products that it is developing for Korea.  To get a sense of the U.S. market potential, Hyundai showed a concept version of Equus at April’s New York Auto Show, notes Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik.

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