Source: Detroit Free Press
Other cars mentioned in the article:Mercury will show its all-new 2006 Milan -- pronounced like the city in Italy, not the drag strip in Michigan -- midsize five-passenger sedan. The Milan is a stablemate of the upcoming Ford Fusion and Lincoln Zephyr front-wheel-drive sedans. All three cars share their basic structure and engineering with the sporty Mazda6 sedan.
The top Milan model will have a 210-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 and a six-speed automatic transmission. Lower models will use a 160-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Ford plans to add an all-wheel-drive version of the Milan sometime in 2006.
The Milan showcases many of the styling touches Ford hopes will help reinvigorate the Mercury brand, including an attractive satin-aluminum finished waterfall grille, soft paint tones, two-tone leather upholstery and a choice of faux wood or satin-aluminum interior trim.
The Milan is set for sale this fall.