Lincoln

Lincoln to bring back Continental name

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Lincoln is resurrecting the Continental name and phasing out the brand's signature split-wing grille. A full-size sedan named the Continental will go on sale in North America and China in 2016. Lincoln will then discontinue the MKS, which perennially has been one of the slowest-selling cars in its segment.... Read More »

Ford slips 2% on soft car performance, tight F-150 supplies

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

Ford posted its eighth US sales decline in the past 14 months, allowing Toyota Motor Sales to overtake it for the first time in six months.... Read More »

Lincoln rides the MKC to sales revival

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2015

Lincoln, a marque synonymous with big, barge-like sedans, is now staking its comeback hopes mostly on utility vehicles.... Read More »

Ford, powered by F series, reaps higher prices on 15% increase in sales

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Ford's Dearborn, Mich., truck plant, which assembles the redesigned 2015 F-150 with an aluminum body, is running at full line speed, giving a boost to Ford pickup sales and pricing.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Lincoln is looking for elusive sales repeat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Lincoln executives told dealers that the brand is in position to achieve something it hasn't done since the 1990s: Increase sales for two consecutive years. After a 16 percent sales gain for Lincoln in 2014, the message to dealers at the make meeting was that the brand is only at the start of the gains it can make.... Read More »

Ford recalls 221,000 vehicles for door handle, seat belt problems

9:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015

Ford said it is recalling about 221,000 cars and vans for door handle and seat belt problems. Ford said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the two recalls.... Read More »

Lincoln, counting on Black Label for conquests, to expand program to more states

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Lincoln’s new Black Label program, which offers customized themes and an elite level of customer service, is helping the brand make conquest sales and will expand to dealerships in more states in the second half of 2015, executives with the brand said Saturday.... Read More »

DAN MARKS, LINCOLN NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

McConaughey spots, MKC fuel Lincoln optimism

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

2014 not only halted Lincoln's three-year streak of declining sales, it produced the brand's biggest year-over-year gain since 1997. Libertyville Lincoln owner Dan Marks, who became chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council in July, attributes that to two big reasons: the MKC and Matthew McConaughey.... Read More »

Old repair bill is a powerful tool for F&I team

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

When the air conditioning compressor in LeAnna Cowan's car failed in the Las Vegas heat, the $1,250 repair bill wasn't a hardship.... Read More »

Tom Kowaleski, PR mastermind for Chrysler, dies at 63

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

Tom Kowaleski, who held key communications jobs for Chrysler, GM, BMW and most recently, Lincoln, died Tuesday. He is best remembered for being one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful Chrysler press conferences in the 1990s.... Read More »

Ford, Lincoln say no Super Bowl ads as more brands stay on sidelines

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Ford and Lincoln will not run Super Bowl commercials this year, a spokeswoman confirmed today, as more automakers sit out the game. So far, 6 brands plan to run ads this year compared with 11 last year.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Sales upswing in 2014 cheers Lincoln dealers

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

Lincoln sales are back on the upswing, growing in 2014 for only the fifth time in the past 16 years. The higher volumes are a relief to dealers such as Dan Marks.... Read More »

Lincoln MKX grabs page from MKC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

The redesigned Lincoln MKX takes much of the same formula that led to a successful first year for the MKC crossover and applies it to a larger package, at a time when utility vehicles are booming.... Read More »

Ford loses ground in 2014 with F-150 changeover

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Ford Motor reported its first year-over-year U.S. sales increase in four months, but it was one of only a few automakers to post a decline for all of 2014.... Read More »

Lincoln MKC recalled to move push-button start from near touchscreen

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014

Ford is recalling all Lincoln MKCs built through September to resolve one or two issues that can cause the engine to shut off while driving. One of the recalls, which also covers some 2014 Ford Escape models, relates to a mechanical problem that can cause the fuel pump to seize and the vehicle to either stall or fail to start up.... Read More »

Lincoln, McConaughey team up again to pitch MKZ

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

Ford is rolling out a new set of commercials with actor Matthew McConaughey behind the wheel of a Lincoln as the luxury brand extends its most talked-about advertising campaign in years.... Read More »

Did Young rock Lincoln with talk of Continental?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Lincoln executives hope Neil Young will remember ... never talk about the brand's future product plans.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Handicapping the finalists for North American Car, Truck of Year

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Automakers love winning awards for best in show. Most would dispatch an executive to Nome, Alaska, in February to pick up some shiny hardware for the company’s trophy case.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

BLOG: Who says the Detroit 3 can't sell luxury?

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

We hear an awful lot about the sorry state of Detroit's luxury brands, but if you look at it objectively, Detroit actually isn't bad at selling luxury vehicles. It's just that the luxury vehicles are pickup trucks and SUVs.... Read More »

Rewey and the Lincoln-Mercury glory days

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Bob Rewey, who died Nov. 29 at 76, made his mark in the 1990s as Ford Motor Co.'s top North American sales executive.... Read More »

Ford tops 1 million in annual sales in China for 1st time

11:23 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014

Ford today said it has sold more than 1 million vehicles in China for the first time in a calendar year. And it did so with a month left to go. The automaker said its China sales from January through November were 1,007,425 units, a 20 percent increase from the same period in 2013.... Read More »

Lincoln launches high-end audio collaboration with Revel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014

Lincoln will bring concert-quality sound to its vehicles through a new collaboration announced today with Revel, a manufacturer of audiophile speaker systems.... Read More »

Ford warns of more U.S. declines as F-150 ramp-up begins

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Ford lost U.S. market share for a fourth consecutive month in November and warned that its sales would likely continue to decline for at least several months as it ramps up production of the redesigned F-150 pickup.... Read More »

Lincoln MKC: Designers 'should get a high-five'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Lincoln's new MKC crossover is off to a strong sales start. Reviewers pick nits, but they are minor. Here are highlights from some early reviews.... Read More »

JOINING THE CLUB

Lincoln dealers sign up to offer exclusive Black Label series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

Lincoln has signed up 32 dealers in six states for its new Black Label luxury subfranchise. Lincoln announced the Black Label series last year in an effort to set a new standard for luxury vehicles and customer service within the brand.... Read More »

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