We knew the 2018 Lincoln Navigator—the reboot of the brand’s full-size SUV with the Midas touch—would be a big deal. It’s even bigger than that.
This week, Lincoln announced a new Destination trim, which is part of its upmarket “Black Label” series, and a long-wheelbase option that adds about a foot and includes wider rear doors and more interior storage.
Taking cues from vintage luggage and the heydays of luxury air travel, according to Lincoln, the Destination series will sport red leather with diamond-pattern stitching on the seats and laser-engraved wood in the cabin.
You’ll need to pay $94,900 for the Destination, which is the same price for fellow Black Label trim levels Chalet and Yacht Club. Yes, like travel in the 1950s, the Swiss Alps, or any form of yachting, the Black Label series Navigators are fairly expensive, especially when you consider that the base price for Lincoln’s full-size SUV is
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By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt. He’s posed there with the trophy, an image that embodies the excitement he once brought to golf.
A far different photo emerged Monday, this one from the Palm Beach County jail in Florida after Woods was arrested on a DUI charge.
Sullen, lifeless eyes.
Thinning hair mussed at the top. Scraggly facial hair. A white T-shirt.
In another stunning development for a player who became one of the dominant figures in sports, Woods was arrested on suspicion of DUI and spent nearly four hours in jail before he was released on his own recognizance.
Woods said an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine – not alcohol – was the reason for his arrest. He said he understands the severity of the incident and takes full
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The Lexus LX 570 exists because the Land Cruiser does. If that world-patrolling, UN-peacekeeping Toyota hadn’t built up decades of global goodwill, there’d be no reason to plaster it with leather and wood and a big chromey grille, and sell it as a luxury truck. The heritage is real, and so is the upsell potential.
With all its lavish gear and top-drawer finishes, the LX still manages to hang on to most of the Land Cruiser’s off-road skill. We give it a 6.8 out of 10, with points scored for its comfort and capability. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The LX wears its social-climber status on its sleeve, which on a car sits at the nose. The hourglass-shaped beak works better on smaller crossovers and sedans than it does here. Omit those details, and the biggest Lexus SUV’s credentials are on display: squared-off corners, big taillamps,
... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/lexus_lx_2018
This image provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 29, 2017, shows Tiger Woods. Jail records show that the 41-year-old was booked into jail at 7:18 a.m. Monday and released at 10:50 a.m.
Tiger Woods attributed an “unexpected reaction” to prescription medicine for his arrest on a DUI charge that landed him in a Florida jail Monday for nearly four hours.
Woods, the 14-time major champion who had back surgery five weeks ago, was arrested on suspicion of DUI at about 3 a.m. Monday and taken to Palm Beach County jail. He was released on his own recognizance.
An arrest report might be available on Tuesday, Jupiter Police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in
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ST. DAVID, Maine — Madawaska police, Aroostook County Sheriff’s deputies and emergency services responded to two related automobile accidents on U.S. Route 1 late Saturday morning. Police are still investigating the accidents, and they are trying to determine why a man was driving in the wrong lane for several miles shortly before 11 a.m.
According to Lt. Jamie Pelletier of the Madawaska Police Department, Douglas Hise, 49, of Caribou was driving a Cadillac Escalade northbound near the Grand Isle and Madawaska town line when he veered into and continued driving in the left southbound lane into oncoming traffic. Multiple cars avoided Hise by swerving into the opposite lane. Latrina Hazleton, 38, of Van Buren veered right, however, and tried to pass between Hise and the snowbank, Pelletier said.
Hise struck the rear driver’s side of Hazleton’s GMC Suburban, spinning her vehicle around and back into the roadway. Hazleton struck the opposite snowbank,
... read more at: http://bangordailynews.com/2017/02/12/news/aroostook/driver-in-wrong-lanes-for-several-miles-causes-multiple-accidents/
One of the last provinces for full-size SUVs are its ability to haul, tow, drag, or lug myriad toys up and down interstates, from one campsite to the next.
After all, car-based seven-seaters can offer the same interior space with better fuel efficiency and a better ride.
Eager to hold the high ground, Ford’s new Expedition can lay claim to the superlative of best-in-class towing potential among full-sizers. It took the crown from itself.
The company announced Thursday that the new 2018 Ford Expedition can be equipped to haul up to 9,300 pounds attached to its stern. Ford measured the capability using the widely accepted—and more stringent—J2807 SAE standard.
The new Expedition will come equipped with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6, which Ford calls EcoBoost, and a 10-speed automatic as standard. Last year’s version was equipped with the same engine, but a 6-speed automatic instead, and was rated to tow up to 9,200 pounds
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Consumer Reports on Monday released its predicted reliability rankings for 2017 model-year vehicles and brands. The rankings are based on a survey of the magazine’s subscribers as well as Consumer Reports’ road tests and safety data.
Here are the 10 most reliable vehicles and the 10 least reliable vehicles and their scores on a scale of 0-100.
- Toyota Prius (94)
- Lexus CT 200h (94)
- Infiniti Q70 (91)
- Audi Q3 (91)
- Lexus GX (90)
- Lexus GS (89)
- Mercedes-Benz GLC (89)
- Chevrolet Cruze (89)
- Audi Q7 (88)
- Toyota 4Runner (88)
- Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon (13)
- Fiat 500 L (13)
- Ford Fiesta (13)
- Ram 2500 (13)
- Tesla Model X (12)
- Chrysler 200 (11)
- Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL (10)
- Jeep Renegade (8)
- Ford Focus (6)
- Cadillac Escalade (3)
TOP 3 BY CATEGORY
- Hyundai Accent
- Nissan Versa Note
- Chevrolet Sonic
- Chevrolet Cruze
- Toyota Corolla
- Kia Optima
- Toyota Camry
- Honda Accord
- Hyundai Azera
- Toyota Avalon
- Chevrolet Impala
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Prius V
- Nissan Leaf
- Lexus CT 200h
- Buick Verano
- Acura ILX
- Lexus IS
- Buick Regal
- BMW 3 Series
- Infiniti Q70
- Lexus GS
- Lexus ES
Luxury large car
- Lexus LS
- Tesla Model S
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Sporty car over $40,000
- Lexus RC
- BMW 2
... read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/24/consumer-reports-top-ranked-vehicles-in-reliability-survey/
A Marion County sheriff’s sergeant who shot toward a man who injured him during a traffic stop earlier this month was justified in firing his weapon, a grand jury found Monday.
Juan Francisco Martinez
Sgt. Jason Hickam fired toward Juan Francisco Martinez on April 7 near Woodburn, authorities said. Martinez wasn’t injured, according to the county district attorney’s office, and he was arrested later that day.
Prosecutors announced details of the traffic stop Monday, saying Hickam and another sergeant told Martinez during the stop that his Cadillac Escalade would have to be towed because he didn’t have insurance. They said Martinez then started the engine and began driving away while Hickam’s arm was caught inside the SUV.
Hickam fired once toward the SUV before being “thrown to the ground,” prosecutors said. He was treated and released from a hospital. The other sergeant, Kevin Roberts, wasn’t injured.
The grand jury also indicted Martinez, 35, on
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