I've seen these sort of puff pieces come out before the actual reviews in the past. Often companies will give journalists early test drives with the explicit instruction not to perform or publish any measured testing. It's frustrating in this case since the car has been available for so long now. I agree that it's fishy. As I've said before, the optimistic take is that Ford has been working on a fix for the infamous torque management issue and wanted to have it ready before allowing instrumented testing. The pessimistic view is that they know people will be disappointed and are delaying tests as long as possible, although I don't see much of an upside in that approach. It also may be just more marketing stupidity.This article was a total joke. It sounds like a Ford commercial. Where are the numbers that an enthusiast would care about? I sent her an email regarding the lack of quality information and in my opinion, poor journalism. Extremely disappointing. Something is very fishy.
That's understandable, but they should not have titled it "First Drive." Pure clickbait.To be optimistic, I read this stuff on a lot of cars that just come out. Like they want to acknowledge that they are not behind the times, they have the car in hand and they are doing an extensive review as they type out the manufactures specs and promises.
the big mags are the worse for this kind of stuff. They get so much money from the companies, so they won't do bad reviews anymore. MotorTrend, Car and Driver, they are all going downhill.That's understandable, but they should not have titled it "First Drive." Pure clickbait.
You would think a mag such as MotorTrend would have slightly higher standards.