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 |  Jul 01 2014, 6:15 PM

Ford Robotic Transit

To expedite testing, eliminate driver fatigue and ultimately improve vehicle quality, Ford is turning to robotic technology as a way to put its products through their paces.

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 |  Jul 01 2014, 1:00 PM

Building a Better Sports Sedan


2014 Cadillac CTS Five-Point Inspection

Cadillac’s CTS sports sedan is new for 2014. The car gains expressive new design, cutting-edge technology and a luxurious cabin with all the latest features.

 |  Jun 26 2014, 9:42 AM

Moray Callum Lincoln Design

Ford’s Lincoln division is in a state of flux. This storied luxury brand has been neglected for decades but executives in Dearborn are finally starting to give it some attention. But don’t expect any drastic styling changes as they work to reinvent this brand.

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 |  May 26 2014, 6:32 PM

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Ford isn’t interesting in trying to sell Lincoln products in the soft European auto market.

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 |  May 01 2014, 6:46 PM

April Showers Bring Sales Power


April 2014 Sales Winner and Loser

After one of the worst winters in recent memory America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. In addition to longer days, spring is also bringing warmer temperatures as the sun wakes up from hibernation. But were April car sales as nice? Did better weather get more people in the mood… to buy a car, that is?

All told automakers sold nearly 1.4 million new vehicles in April, an increase of about 8 percent compared to the same month last year. The change was modest but headed in the right direction, and that’s what matters.

For the first four months of 2014 deliveries have topped 5.1 million units. That’s approximately a 3 percent increase compared to the same time period last year. Again that’s small but really there’s nothing to complain about. Here’s a list of top-performing brands along with the companies that didn’t do as well.

 |  Apr 21 2014, 8:02 AM

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The third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles scheduled to go on sale by 2016 has appeared in concept form.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 6:29 PM

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Lincoln’s Navigator has been refreshed for the 2015 model year. This full-size luxury SUV was formally introduced to the public at the Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 11:44 AM

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Love it or not the Lincoln Navigator has finally received some much-needed attention for the 2015 model year. Despite getting an early reveal on the Interwebz not long ago the refreshed full-size luxury SUV was formally introduced to the public right here at the Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 6:32 PM

#Winning


Sales Winners and Losers January 2014

Welcome to 2014! Apparently in Chinese Astrology it’s the year of the “wood horse” but let’s hope this timber pony can canter away and carry the auto industry to continuing sales success. Which brands drove away with buckets of cash and which ones took a tumble down the stairs? Let’s take a peek at last month’s showroom winners and losers.

Overall the market took a small slide in 2014’s first month. January’s inhospitable weather likely kept shoppers at home huddled in front of their heat registers instead of out and about shopping for cars. Compared to the same time period in 2013, new-vehicle deliveries declined three percent to a little more than one million units.

Sales moved in the wrong direction, though fortunately the decline wasn’t severe. Still, a number of automakers did post some welcome gains, though these were offset by others that dropped.

 |  Jan 23 2014, 6:47 AM

2015 Lincoln Navigator Hero Shot

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will make its official debut in a little over a week during the Chicago Auto Show, but Ford’s would-be luxury brand is showing the new country club special in advance of its Windy City premier.

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 |  Jan 22 2014, 3:10 PM

2015-Lincoln-Navigator-Leak

Just a few hours after Lincoln teased the 2015 Navigator, a photo popped up on Twitter that shows off the front end of the new SUV. 

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 |  Jan 16 2014, 12:01 PM

lincoln display 2012 la auto show

Despite dismissive comments about its cross-town rival being made in the past, Cadillac wants to set the record straight on Lincoln.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 3:32 PM

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The 2015 Lincoln MKC’s ordering guide has been leaked, revealing that the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will provide 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway in all-wheel-drive form. 

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 |  Dec 21 2013, 9:01 AM

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Lincoln has announced that the 2014 MKX will introduce a tree-based alternative to fiberglass for its interior parts.

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 |  Dec 16 2013, 8:47 AM

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Lincoln’s new small MKC crossover will start at $33,995 when it arrives in dealers next year.

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 |  Dec 02 2013, 11:15 AM

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Cadillac’s vice president of global design, Ed Wellburn, says that he doesn’t consider Lincoln to be a direct competitor to his brand. 

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 |  Nov 29 2013, 7:19 AM

lincoln mkz hybrid recall

Lincoln has issued a recall for the MKZ Hybrid due to a transmission fault that could cause the car to roll away when it is parked.

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 |  Nov 14 2013, 12:06 PM

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Lincoln is diving into a new segment with the second of four products that are meant to reinvent the brand, the MKC, which is based on the Ford Escape and will be company’s first compact crossover. 

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 1:01 PM

Mays We Introduce You to J?


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In case you haven’t heard the news, J Mays is retiring from Ford. As group vice president and chief creative officer of Blue Oval design he’s kind of a big deal. But that’s not the extent of his achievements. Mays’ automotive career spans more than three decades with tenure at companies far beyond the one headquartered Dearborn, Mich.

He’s played pivotal roles in countless iconic designs, whether as the man pushing pencils, the person sculpting clay or the leadership guiding an entire department. Styling is a team effort; it’s hard to pin any one job on a single person. Really it’s the product of a thousand minds and twice as many hands.

Whether he was a stylist in the trenches or a manager in the corner office here are the Top 10 Vehicle Designs J Mays has played a roll in.

 |  Nov 13 2013, 7:21 AM

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Lincoln is looking to travel from obscurity to relevance with a single product: the MKC.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 11:02 AM

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Lincoln is launching a marketing campaign today aimed directly at rivaling Lexus products. 

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 |  Sep 18 2013, 5:31 PM

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Chevrolet and Ford continue their dominance at the top of the social buzz report with the two American automakers generating the most online conversations in August.

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 |  Aug 28 2013, 12:45 PM

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Lincoln is probably still a decade away from regaining status as a true luxury brand according to a high-level Ford executive.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 1:00 PM


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Lincoln, Ford’s struggling luxury division, just revealed the next mile marker on its long road to revitalization at the Pebble Beach Concourse in Monterey, California this afternoon. The company is borrowing an idea from the long ago to exceed customers’ expectations today.

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