Auto News

AutoGuide News Blog


The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
 |  Oct 09 2013, 11:02 AM

lincoln-commercial

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

Continue Reading…

 |  Sep 18 2013, 5:31 PM

august-social-buzz-report

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.

Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 28 2013, 12:45 PM

2013-lincoln-mkz

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

Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 15 2013, 1:00 PM


Lincoln-Black-Label-Main-Art

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.

Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 18 2013, 11:32 AM

2013-Lincoln-MKZ-Hybrid

Lincoln is planning on moving more hybrids for the next model year of the MKZ, doubling the amount of gasoline-electrics being produced from 20 percent to 40 percent of the total vehicle mix. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 04 2013, 9:02 AM

presidential-limo

The U.S. government has released a request for a proposal on a new armored limousine, possibly replacing the Cadillac One.

Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 21 2013, 11:32 AM

2013-lincoln-mkz

Lincoln and Volvo are the two least popular brands among lease customers according to a recent study. 

Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 14 2013, 12:01 PM

Lincoln-MKC-Concept _10_

Lincoln is in the midst of trying to turn itself around, and parent company Ford is looking at introducing new models to the Lincoln lineup to help the brand out of its current slump.

Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 11 2013, 7:02 PM

ford-mykey

Ford’s MyKey technology is now in six-million Ford and Lincoln vehicles in America, helping keep teen drivers safer this summer.

Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 05 2013, 8:02 AM

lincoln-emblem

Starting with its 2014 model years, Lincoln will be cutting its free maintenance program from four years and 50,000 miles to two years and 24,000 miles.

Continue Reading…

 |  May 24 2013, 1:09 PM

To Frugality and Beyond!


Top-10-Most-Fuel-Efficient-Used-Cars-Main-Art copy

Fuel economy is a major purchase consideration for new-vehicle shoppers; in fact it’s the No. 1 thing they look for in a car or truck. Consumers continue to demand ever greater mileage, and so does the federal government. Washington keeps turning up the wick on its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. In response to these stimuli automakers are working day and night to improve the efficiency of their products.

SEE ALSO: Used Car Reviews

Of course not everyone is in the market for a shiny new ride. Many people opt for a pre-owned vehicle instead. Used cars and trucks can be terrific values, especially when certification programs and extended warranties are factored in. If new-vehicle buyers want better fuel economy it’s a safe bet second-hand shoppers are salivating for it as well. Here’s a list of 10 economy-minded used vehicles that will maximize you MPG. To qualify the cars and trucks listed are at least one generation behind the latest model on the market.

 |  May 07 2013, 10:32 AM

Ford Unveils New Brand Direction For Lincoln

There comes a time when apologizing isn’t enough, and for Ford that time is now.

Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 30 2013, 5:50 PM

2013-Lincoln-MKZ-19

It’s been four months since the Lincoln MKZ midsize sedan was supposed to arrive at dealerships around the country.

That’s finally the case according to Ford marketing executive Jim Farley, who made the statement today during a conference call with reporters. Ford said it has shipped 11,000 units of the MKZ to dealers since production began in December, 2012 and that it expects to have sold over 4,000 in April.

The failed launch turned nightmarish saga began in the maker’s Hermosillo, Mexico manufacturing plant where MKZs leaving the assembly line were met with quality concerns.

Those models were then diverted to another plant in Flat Rock Mich. where the flaws were addressed, but it was too late to save the car’s planned launch. Required fixes created an accordion effect and before long, customers who placed pre-orders were left banging their forks and knives on the dinner table — literally.

SEE ALSO: Lincoln MKZ Delays Spur Ford to Buy Customers Dinner

In an attempt to salvage customer relationships, Lincoln offered to buy irked consumers a night out on the town in the form of $100 gift certificates.

With all that past, the brand is hoping things will smooth over.

“Although we’re encouraged, we’re far from victory,” Farley said.

To discuss the Lincoln MKZ, please visit our Lincoln MKZ Forum

[Source: The Detroit News]

 |  Apr 02 2013, 9:31 AM

10. (TIE) 3-Series Hybrid, Mercedes E400 Hybrid, Infiniti M35h, Buick LaCrosse/Regal eAssist: 29 mpg


BMW-ActiveHybrid-3

Who is to say that luxury car buyers aren’t affected by high gas prices? If you want to drive in comfort, style, and have the latest high tech goodies in a car, you shouldn’t have to pay more at the pump for it. Here are our picks for the top 10 most fuel friendly luxury cars, ranked in order of their combined city/highway mpg numbers.

Quite a few luxury cars hit the 29 mpg mark combined. The most impressive of the bunch is the Buick LaCrosse, which manage to get solid fuel economy, despite its bigger size. The Infiniti, Mercedes and BMW vehicles make do with a high-power pairing of a six-cylinder engine and an electric motor, which gives the end result of over 300-hp.

The Buicks use a mild hybrid system called eAssist which pairs a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with a conventional automatic, and a compact lithium ion battery to get its impressive fuel economy numbers.

 |  Apr 01 2013, 11:33 AM

2013-Ford-Escape-front-three-quarters1

Yet again, Ford’s all-new 2013 Escape is the subject of a recall campaign because of a flaw that could lead to a fire.

Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 01 2013, 8:01 AM

2013-ford-explorer

Ford has issued a recall for 2012 model year Taurus and Lincoln MKS models along with the 2013 model year Explorer for a fuel tank issue.

Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 25 2013, 4:32 PM

2013-Lincoln-MKZ-1

Lincoln might almost be out of the weeds with its bungled attempt to launch the MKZ.

Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 11 2013, 8:43 PM

2013-lincoln-navigator

The Lincoln Navigator SUV will live on, with the upcoming model featuring an EcoBoost V6 engine while the V8 could be on its way out.

Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 11 2013, 5:43 PM

2005-ford-explorer

Over 1.5 million Ford SUVs have been cleared in a government probe that examined allegations they were at risk of rolling away.

Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 01 2013, 5:26 PM

Today is the 1st of March and that only means one thing… February is rapidly fading into the rear-view mirror. How well did automakers fare in the second month of the year?  Here’s a look at some of the big sales stories from the last 28 days.

Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 26 2013, 4:47 PM

When Size Matters


Large and in charge. Big is beautiful. Size matters. Yes, there are endless clichés to support the notion that the bigger something is, the better it is. In the automotive kingdom, some vehicles not only adhere to this philosophy, but redefine it. We aren’t talking the puny realm of offerings like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry or even Dodge Charger. No, this is for the serious four wheeled hippos. The cars where it is more fun to be in the backseat than the front seat.

If you have more money to burn than the average NFL Quarterback, then there are some serious vehicles you can buy that are seriously long. How about the 220.9-inch Phantom Coupe? Not long enough for you? You could upsize to the 239.8-inch Phantom extended-wheelbase sedan, or maybe the 242.7-inch Maybach 62?

But for the rest of us mere mortals, there are some sizable vehicles out there under $100,000. Heck, two of the top ten are even under $30,000. So we will now present to you the top ten vehicles that are longer than The Hobbit.

 |  Feb 18 2013, 12:31 PM

Lincoln’s long-lived Town Car served fleet duty for decades, but the obsolete large sedan finally reached the end of the line about a year and a half ago. Now the competition is moving swiftly to fill the vacuum left behind by Ford’s departed “panther” car, including Cadillac. 

Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 04 2013, 7:15 PM

Given its current product range, Lincoln probably isn’t the first brand you think of when the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance comes up in casual conversation.

Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 04 2013, 6:49 AM

After a long hiatus from advertising during the Super Bowl, Lincoln has made a return with a creative commercial for the 2013 Super Bowl.

Continue Reading…