Marcus Amick

Marcus Amick

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Marcus Amick has been writing about the world of cars for more than ten years and has covered everything from new automobiles to celebrity wheels. The longtime Detroiter, who now splits his time between Los Angeles and the “Motor City,” has penned works for a number of national publications including Automotive News, Rides magazine and Automobile magazine. Amick also works as a freelance consultant providing insight on automotive and related lifestyle trends.

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MyFord (Out Of)Touch? Ford to scrap Sync and MyFord Touch dealer education programs

From Ford car buyers to auto safety experts, Sync and MyFord Touch has been battered by complaints that the in-car technology is far too complicated and too distracting when at the wheel. In spite of complaints, Ford will de-fund programs…
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Audi considers carbon fiber, other alternative materials for its next-gen Q7

After helping to pioneer aluminum-bodied vehicles 20 years ago with the A8, Audi is now considering using a wider mix of materials for its car chassis, including carbon fiber and other alternative materials.
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Jaguar C-X17 renderings look less wildcat and more fierce kitten

The design elements of the potential production model C-X17 aren't as aggressive as the lines on the Frankfurt concept, which puts you in the mind of the Range Rover Evoque. Frankly, we're underwhelmed.
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Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG goes Black – well, in the digital realm at least

Featuring some of the same unique design elements as existing cars touting the Black edition badge like the C63 AMG Black Series, the digital concept features a CLA AMG with all the visual extras we love about the limited-edition line-up.
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New 2014 Equus Bass 770 should win over even the least likely of muscle car fans

Featuring many of the styling elements of iconic cars from the sixties, the 2014 Equus Bass 770 is a completely new take on classic American muscle packed with a lot of today’s automobile technology.
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Volkwagen charges forward with innovative engine technology, going turbo-only in three to four years

Less than a week after reports surfaced of the company's goal to be the top seller of EVs and hybrids by 2018, Volkswagen AG has said it plans to replace its remaining conventional gas engines with turbo engines in the next three to four…