AutoBlog: C-Max and Kuga may follow Euro Focus to the U.S.
AutoBlog reports that Ford officials have confirmed their intent to bring the Kuga, a compact CUV, and the C-Max, a people-moving cousin of the Mazda5, to the US. No details yet on when we can expect their arrival, but it’s good to see that Ford is willing to bring some new family-friendly vehicles across the Atlantic.
Gizmag: Tummy Shield seat belt keeps mother and baby safe
Auto-related injuries are the leading cause of fetal loss in pregnant women, and there is a new product out of Australia that aims to stop that loss. The Tummy Shield certainly isn’t the first maternity seat belt adapter, but the design is definitely interesting!
Car and Driver: Chrysler extends $2.99 gasoline deal
Chrysler’s promotion guaranteeing $2.99 gas for three years is generating lots of waves in the automotive industry, and has reportedly increased traffic up to 20% in showrooms since the May 7 Launch. Originally slated to end June 2, executives have extended the promotion until July 7. The Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Journey and the Chrysler Sebring are selling the best in this promotion. Less thrifty vehicles like the SRT line, Viper and Jeep Wrangler do not apply.
Kelley Blue Book: 2008 Best New Road Trip Vehicles
Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the Best New Road Trip Vehicles for 2008, with some… interesting… choices on board. I don’t think i’d bring any Cheerios or Goldfish if we were going to Grandma’s in my Bugatti!