General Motors a big topic on the kickoff of MotorCast.  Almost cracking the 2.5 million unit mark in their latest recall on the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia due to faulty lap belt cables.  The cables are apparently becoming worn down quicker than normal.  Since Feburary GM has recalled 13.6 million cars.  GM recalled more cars for defects than they sold for transportation in the last 5 years.

Other recalls include the 2015 Cadillac Escalade for a faulty weld.  GM is advising the owners of the new Escalade to not allow people to sit in the front passenger seat.  58 brand new Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra's have been recalled due to a potential fire hazard and finally the Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6 have had 1.1 million recalls due to the automatic transmission shift cable wearing down over time.

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The Premium Compact Cross Over SUV class is a big buzz in the automotive world.  Mentioned in MotorCast this week is the new PCCOSUV (if you will) the Lincoln MKC.  The MKC is the second American installment, right behind the Buick Encore that came off of the lines in 2013.  It will be in the running with small SUV's such as the BMW x1 and the Range Rover Evoque.

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Mentioned in the clip is the fact that the MKC is on the same frame as the newly re-designed Ford Escape.  Granted Ford and Lincoln are the same company and car companies have been using the same parts on cars of different company branches since the start.  I see striking resemblances in shape. Also  I wonder if you wave your foot under the rear bumper on the Lincoln the rear hatch will open up too.

 

 

 

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