VOGA means fashion in Italian. It is no wonder why Ford designer Camilo Pardo , the designer of the Ford GT , chose this name when he introduced the upscale appearance package in 2006 on the vehicle named after the Italian fashion capital, the Mercury Milan . Since then Mercury has expanded the elegant VOGA line to include the Mercury Mariner crossover based on the Ford Escape .
Being an aesthetics package, the VOGA option is much more about design than function. In order to purchase the high-class VOGA equipped Mercury, future Mariner owners must first upgrade to a Mercury Mariner Premier, and then purchase the Moon and Tune package that includes a large panoramic sunroof and a seven speaker MP3 compatible sound system and much more.
Mercury continues pushing fashion-forward design, with a new runway-inspired production series called VOGA. Literally translated as “fashionable and trend-setting,” VOGA hits primetime today at the South Florida International Auto Show, debuting on a 2008 Mercury Mariner. Over time, the VOGA series will be offered on a series of Mercury products.
Mercury unveiled the 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, a stylish, upscale small sport-utility vehicle with nimble handling and impressive performance, along with ample cargo and towing capacity. It’s an environmentally conscious SUV with remarkable fuel efficiency, and also meets the cleanest emissions rating achievable by a fossil-fuel vehicle (California’s Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle standard).
Al Gore is looking to make a statement with his two new rides- one for the environment with his acquisition of the two brand new Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Before his "green move" , Gore was driving around in a you-guess it Lexus - which most likely wasnot in hybrid form. On a side not, the Lexus model was most likely a LS- for him to able to trade it in and get two - Mariner Hybrids. Its about time this guy stepped up to he stands for ie - developments towards a better environment by (...) More
New 2008 Mercury Mariner, boasting a new design, lower suggested MSRP and greater fuel efficiency, aims to build upon one of the strongest vehicle conquest rates within Ford Motor Company. Cutting-edge 3D animation technology drives captivating new ads that showcase the 2008 Mercury Mariner ’s sophisticated design and styling. Hitting network airwaves now, the ads will appear in lifestyle media that tap into the Mariner customer’s passions for cooking, health and fitness, and (...) More
Ford Motor Company celebrated the launch of the all-new 2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. The vehicles go on sale first quarter 2007. The small SUVs received a 10- to 11-point improvement in resale value, while offering reduced pricing, additional content and better fuel economy than previous models. Both vehicles are available in gas-powered engine and full-hybrid models. The improved value equation of the new Escape and Mariner builds on gains made (...) More
2008 Mercury Mariner is new inside and out with more standard safety features, including Safety Canopy side curtain air bags. AdvanceTrac(r) with RSC (r) – Ford Motor Company’s exclusive roll-stability control system – is now standard on gas models. Across the range, 2008 Mariner base MSRPs will average $1,300 less than 2007 models, despite more refinement and more standard features. Prices for the 2008 Mercury Mariner start at $21,395 (including $665 destination and delivery (...) More
Introduced in 2005 as Mercury’s entry-level, small SUV, Mariner built on the style and success of the mid-size four-door Mountaineer. The original Mariner was designed for customers who wanted a little more than a standard, small SUV, as it delivered a high level of design sophistication, more standard features, premium interior materials and unique content in a smartly packaged, fuel-efficient model.
Today, the Mercury Mariner Hybrid was awarded as the first Motorist’s Choice Award for compact SUVs by IntelliChoice.com and AutoPacific, and is the only hybrid vehicle to be included on their inaugural awards list. The Motorist’s Choice Award will be added to the long list of milestones the Mariner Hybrid has achieved since its introduction in November 2005, including being the first hybrid vehicle fit for presidential service, and being named the first “Green Car of the Year” by Green Car (...) More
Posted on 05.31.2006 11:16 by Mike Husleag , Anthony Kodack
The Mercury Mariner Hybrid offers a uniquely satisfying transportation choice for an ever-increasing segment of the population concerned about the environment. It’s a stylish, upscale sport-utility vehicle with nimble handling and impressive performance, as well as ample cargo and towing capacity. In addition, it’s an environmentally conscious SUV with remarkable fuel economy - an estimated 33 miles per gallon (mpg) city, 29 mpg highway - and is expected to meet the cleanest emissions rating achievable by a fossil-fuel vehicle (California’s Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle standard).