Lincoln

Conti must ration parts for recall fixes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Summary: Supplier Continental is recalling five million airbag control units that affectvehicles made by companies including Volkswagen, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Fiat Chrysler. But the German parts-maker says its action is nothing like the Takata airbag recall that has roiled the industry.... Read More »

Ford to close operations in Japan, Indonesia this year

Jan. 25, 2016 10:18 CET

Ford will close all operations in Japan and Indonesia this year as it sees "no reasonable path to profitability" there, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters on Monday. Ford will exit all areas of business, including shuttering dealerships and stopping sales and imports of Ford and Lincoln vehicles.... Read More »

Continental captures the concept's pizazz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year. Lincoln hasn't backed off from the styling that some criticized as too Bentley-esque, nor has it significantly watered down its new flagship sedan.... Read More »

WES RAYNAL

BLOG: Seeing double in Detroit

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Detroit auto show is packed with the usual introductions, concepts and good gossip. This year, more than in previous years, though, we can't help but notice some of the cars and trucks are all starting to run together.... Read More »

The whys behind new lease pilots from Ford Credit, Lincoln Financial

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

An automotive market with one buyer per vehicle at one fixed payment is probably not the future. That notion helped inspire Ford Credit Link, Ford Motor Credit's pilot lease-sharing program.... Read More »

The 5 most important models in Detroit

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Though the number of concept and future production vehicles making world debuts at the Detroit auto show are far fewer this year than in years past, there are some stars. In no particular order, here are the five most important vehicles at the show and how they grade.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Why it was no surprise that Ford had no surprises

11:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

A year ago, the Ford GT was the surprise star of the Detroit auto show. Ford has a much lower-key presence in this year's show.... Read More »

Lincoln strives to deliver on luxury promise with Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The front-to-back chrome console and thick carpeting are gone, but otherwise the production version of the Lincoln Continental is strikingly close to the concept that drew big crowds at auto shows in New York and China last year.... Read More »

GRAHAM KOZAK

BLOG: A 56K-era taste of Lincoln's new luxury sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Here's a first look at the Detroit auto show-bound, production-spec 2017 Lincoln Continental, rendered in dialup-era pixilated glory.... Read More »

Lincoln tallies 11,630 sales in China debut; Ford Motor rises 3%

7:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Lincoln today said it sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, the brand's first full year in that country, as Ford's total sales there rose 3 percent to a record 1.1 million.... Read More »

Ford posts best sales year since 2006; Lincoln tops 100,000

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Ford achieved its best annual U.S. sales since 2006 and sold more Ford F-series pickups in December than in any other month in the past decade. The Lincoln brand surpassed 100,000 units for the first time since 2008.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

High-end vehicles and crossovers will take center stage in Motown

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

The Detroit auto show's focus next week will be on luxury and crossovers, as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Hyundai's new Genesis brand and others unveil upscale sedans and crossovers.... Read More »

LINCOLN

Building on Continental buzz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

U.S. sales are rising, but Lincoln still ranks eighth among luxury brands. The Continental's return finally has people talking about Lincoln again, but will the buzz (and the inevitable Matthew McConaughey ads) attract more shoppers?... Read More »

2015 LISTS OF 10

We said hello to ...

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

People, vehicles and other stuff we spent some time on in 2015... Read More »

Lincoln's 2017 Continental takes shape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

From the latest spy shots of the 2017 Lincoln Continental it appears Ford has invested heavily in the jewelry.... Read More »

Lincoln's 2017 Continental takes shape

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

The clearest pictures yet of the 2017 Lincoln Continental emerged this week as a spy photographer caught a test mule leaving Ford's product development center in Dearborn, Mich.... Read More »

'Friends' deals hurt Ford's low-priced vehicles, but boosted overall prices

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s cars and smaller crossovers were hurt by the company's decision to stop offering no-interest financing last month. From now through Jan. 4, Ford said, it will offer most of its vehicles with 0 percent, 60-month loans plus $1,000 cash back after dropping its no-haggle “Friends & Neighbors” promotion a month earlier than planned.... Read More »

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Lincoln's mission: 'Core segments first'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

In 2016, Lincoln will have a new face, its most powerful car ever, a revived Continental and a chance to top 100,000 U.S. sales for the first time since 2008. What it apparently won't have, at least anytime soon, is a rear-wheel-drive sports car.... Read More »

Los Angeles' hits & mehs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that concepts - maybe even a handful of hybrids or green cars with mind-bending technology. Well, maybe the exciting stuff got stuck in L.A. traffic.... Read More »

Escape bulks up, MKZ gets fresh face

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Ford Motor Co. is significantly updating its top-selling cross-over and luxury car with new engines, more driver-assist features and redesigned front ends that look more like their larger siblings.... Read More »

Lincoln MKZ adopts rectangular face, new V-6 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The Lincoln MKZ will be the first car to drop the brand's split-wing grille in favor of the face introduced on the Continental concept. The 2017 MKZ, scheduled to go on sale next summer, also features a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that’s exclusive to Lincoln and rated at 400 hp when paired with all-wheel drive.... Read More »

Continental in view

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Production versions of the upcoming Lincoln Continental have been spotted on Detroit-area roads recently as Ford engineers test the car's cooling, braking, air conditioning and other systems.... Read More »

Ford's LaNeve: 'Friends' promo won't hike cost of spiffs

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sale, which runs today through Jan. 4, does not discount vehicles more than the average consumer already was paying for them, the automaker's U.S. sales chief said.... Read More »

Lexus to tease next-gen LS

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Lexus will unveil a concept LS full-size sedan this week at the Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota's luxury division said it was bringing “Lexus' Vision of Progressive Luxury” to the show, and released a shadowy teaser image of a headlight.... Read More »

A snark attack for the Lincoln MKX

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

With a spiffy new Continental coming next year, Lincoln's reboot is well underway. But there's still old baggage to tote. Namely, today's Lincolns remain closely related to their Ford siblings, a fact not lost upon Bloomberg. Last week, the wire service posted a review of the Edge-based MKX crossover that was, shall we say, severe.... Read More »

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