Winner – Lincoln +43 Percent
What is this?! Lincoln’s still in business? Apparently they are. Ford’s tarnished luxury brand posted a block-busting 43 percent sales increase last month. Honest Abe’s performance was buoyed by two vehicles, the new MKZ sedan and the MKX crossover. Dealers delivered 2,122 of the former and 2,479 of the latter. January 2014 was Lincoln’s best month in four years with sales hitting nearly 6,000; watch out Mercedes-Benz! Is a nascent turnaround in the works? Possibly, but more and better product is desperately needed.