The new 2008 Mercury Mariner builds on a strong foundation of offering more for the small SUV customer. It's enhanced style and refinement is a look that will define the Mercury brand moving forward.
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 delivered a high level of design sophistication, more standard features, premium interior materials and unique content in a smartly packaged, fuel-efficient model. Now, the 2008 Mariner is completely redesigned inside and out. In addition to fresh sheet metal with new Mercury design cues and a remade interior, Mariner is updated with a comprehensive safety package, a quieter ride and more refined driving dynamics. What has not changed is the overall package: Mariner retains the fuel efficiency, maneuverability and fun-to-drive nature that is a core characteristic of the small SUV package.
The 2008 Mariner arrives as customers are increasingly looking for smaller SUVs that deliver on the attributes demanded of a traditional SUV, such as four-wheel drive, a commanding seating position, towing capability and good cargo capacity. The new Mariner continues to balance all these demands, wrapping it all in a sophisticated and stylish package that can only be found in a Mercury.
Mariner is available in Mariner, Mariner Premier and Mariner Hybrid trims. All Mariners are produced at Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo.
Via: Ford Motor Co. Press-release
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