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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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 |  May 21 2014, 4:59 PM


Body-on-frame luxury SUVs are few and far between these days, but Lincoln is still in the segment with the redesigned 2015 Navigator, which will sell for a base price of $62,475. 

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 |  Feb 09 2014, 8:10 PM


This past week, AutoGuide headed to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show to catch all the new debuts and unveilings. Topping the list of this week’s most watched videos is our first look at the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, while the 2015 Subaru Legacy and the new Toyota TRD Pro off-roaders garnered plenty of attention as well.

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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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 |  Jan 22 2014, 3:10 PM


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 22 2014, 2:39 PM


Lincoln is getting ready to take the wraps off a new Navigator, and today the brand released teaser images of its latest SUV. 

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 |  Mar 11 2013, 8:43 PM


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.

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 |  Apr 02 2012, 2:25 PM


Ahead of its scheduled debut at the New York Auto Show, photos of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ sedan leaked onto the internet today. 

Courtesy of Eastern European publication, we can now report that the upcoming MKZ has little changed from the concept car released at last January’s Detroit Auto Show.

The side-view mirrors got a little bigger, as did the headlights, though most of the styling stayed the same. An interior shot also reveals that much of the concept was accurate to the production model, with scant wood–stlye accents with mostly black and chrome trim throughout.

Smaller alloy wheels also seem to be a part of the production model, though the key feature we’re most curious about isn’t detailed in the shots.

That means we’ll still have to wait until April 4 to find out about the fully-retractable panoramic roof which has been confirmed for the sedan despite few specific details being available. We do know that it will feature 100 spf UV protection to keep occupants from getting sunburned, but we’re still not sure how much it will cost as what we’re assuming will be an option.

Check back during our live coverage for more details on the flagship vehicle of what will be a refreshed Lincoln lineup.

GALLERY: 2013 Lincoln MKZ leaked


 |  Sep 01 2011, 12:30 PM


Just as industry analysts and veterans are convinced that the Lincoln brand will share a similar fate to Mercury, Lincoln is determined to prove the naysayers otherwise. According to global product chief of Ford, Derrick Kuzak, Ford promises no fewer than seven new or improved vehicles in the Lincoln lineup by 2014, a mere three years time.

With introductions staggered between 2012 to 2014, Lincoln is scheduled to begin their launch with a restyled Navigator for its 2012 model year. Expect to find the same 3.5 liter EcoBoost V-6 found in Ford’s F-series line of pickups.

Also in development is a new compact crossover based on Ford’s next generation Ford Escape, which will be based on a Ford Kuga chassis, a product that’s currently a foreign market exclusive. Another compact car is also in talks but it probably won’t be introduced until 2016, if at all.

Next, the Ford Fusion based Lincoln MKZ will be revised for 2013. However, expect to see the MKZ’s introduction to be slightly behind that of the Fusion as Ford Motor Company will focus much of their efforts in refining, and further separating, Lincolns with a more upscale interior.

The larger MKS sedan is expected to receive a facelift for 2013 as well. Cosmetic enhancements include a freshened grill and side in order to achieve a more streamlined appearance. Moreover, the MKS may also be available with an efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine expected in the Taurus at the same time.

As far as Lincoln’s current crossovers are concerned, the big daddy MKT will get new grill and taillight treatments, not to mention a gussied up interior. And finally, don’t expect a redesign for the midsize crossover MKX until 2014.

Although it remains to be seen whether these efforts would place Lincoln back on the map, it is a positive sign to see Ford Motor Company at least try.

GALLERY: Lincoln Line-up


[Source: Autonews]