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TWO : Monday, January 6 - Part 3
returning to its roots as a design leader introducing the Messenger
concept, a distinctive and energetic high-performance two-seat sports
Messenger concept car represents the first expression of Mercury's new
design DNA with a clean, technical appearance that begins to establish
the look of Mercury products still to come. Mercury will introduce four
new products over the next four years including a minivan, a small sport
utility and two cars.
body surface reflects the car's power and grace, with flowing body lines
that are accented with purposeful air intakes and outlets," says
Gerry McGovern, design director, Lincoln Mercury. "The dynamic
fluidity of the Messenger's lean and taut form is expressed at rest as
much as it is in movement."
Subaro Impreza WRX
Impreza WRX models adopt larger headlights, now combined in a 4-element
arrangement for a bolder, more dynamic look. To maximize airflow, Subaru
World Rally Team designers added sharp edge character lines beginning at
the headlamps and grille area and extended them onto the redesigned
Impreza models adopt revised air inlets on the front fascia, and WRX
models add projector beam halogen fog lamps to the list of standard
equipment. The taillights and rear bumper are also redesigned. As
before, Impreza WRX is available as both a sedan and a Sport Wagon.
Bentley Continental GT
be a sporting coupé without rival, the Continental GT is the fastest
genuine four-seat car in the world. It combines all elements of the
finest Grand Touring traditions and Bentley handcraftsmanship with some
of the most advanced technologies ever brought to the automotive market.
6-litre, W12, twin-turbocharged, engine driving all four wheels through
a paddle-operated, six speed sequential automatic gearbox, the
Continental GT offers supercar performance combined with the interior
space, versatility and ease of ownership to make it a natural everyday
car. In this respect as well as many others, Bentley believes the
Continental GT to be unique.
Tony Gott, chairman and chief executive of Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce' began on 28 July 1998, when BMW Group became custodians of
the marque. The new Rolls-Royce Phantom is the result of an intense four
year design and engineering programme that has not only produced a new
motor car, but also established a manufacturing plant and a new company.
Each facet of the programme has been faithful to Royce's maxim. In
creating the company, motor car and plant, perfection has been the goal.
has authentic Rolls-Royce design proportions combined with 21st century
engineering integrity. Exterior authenticity embraces a long bonnet and
wheelbase, short front and long rear overhangs, a strong C-post and
discreet rear window.
Rolls-Royce Phantom has generous interior dimensions and a prominent
seating position for comfort and authority. Rear seat passengers sit
alongside the C-post, well back in the motor car where they enjoy the
highest levels of privacy and safety.
chairman and chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, says: "For
nearly 100 years, Rolls-Royce has been the icon of motor engineering and
design. The name has entered the language as the expression of
perfection in a range of endeavours far beyond the motor industry.
new Rolls-Royce Phantom is, we believe, entirely in keeping with that
long and illustrious heritage yet is totally contemporary in its design
and technology. Its name evokes the personality of the inter-war
Rolls-Royce Phantom I, II and III models, some of the best designed and
finest engineered motor cars to bear the Rolls-Royce name."
Lincoln Navicross Designers
Lincoln Navicross represents the next step in applying the Lincoln
design DNA -- a process that began with the Lincoln MK9 concept in
2001 and, a year later, the Lincoln Continental show car.
developing the design DNA through concepts, Lincoln is transforming
its products, first by applying their influence in new Lincoln
interior designs. Beginning with new 2002 and 2003 products, Lincoln
has tripled its investment in interior design. Elements of the show
cars are found in today's world- class interiors of the Lincoln
Aviator and Navigator.
demonstrates that the Lincoln vision can be both restrained and
dramatic, providing an emotional and compelling outlook on the future
of Lincoln's product range," says Gerry McGovern, design
director, Lincoln Mercury. "We've shown how our interior designs
translate into production. Through our concepts, our design DNA will
continue to redefine the Lincoln brand inside and out."
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