4 Nisan 2011 Pazartesi

Mercury: What's new for 2009

MARINER: A 171 horsepower 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine replaces last year's 2.3 as the base engine; the Mariner Hybrid uses an Atkinson-cycle version of the new engine. The optional 3.0 liter V6 has been updated for more power and better fuel economy. New low-rolling-resistance tires, electric (in place of engine-driven) power steering, refined aerodynamics and a 6-speed automatic transmission (which replace last year's 4-speed) also help improve fuel economy. Ford's EasyFuel capless refueling system is now standard, and the suspension has been tweaked to improve ride comfort and handling.
MILAN: Electronic stability control is now standard across the line. Milan Premiere models get ambient interior lighting, SIRIUS satellite radio, and an automatic transmission as standard equipment. A new VOGA package (photo; Mercury says VOGA is Spanish for "fashionable and trend setting") includes white or black paint with chrome wheels and trim, cashmere-colored leather seats and door inserts, "Carbon Cyber Grey" interior trim, and VOGA badging on seats, body, wheels and floor mats. A new2009 Mercury Milan VOGA Edition
2009 Mercury Milan VOGA Edition version of the Milan, including the long-awaited hybrid version, is coming in 2009 as a 2010 model.