Lincoln

New Jersey dealer was a pioneer in warranty-pay lawsuit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

As a Lincoln-Mercury dealer in New Jersey in the 1990s, Robert Robertazzi successfully sued Ford Motor Co. over payment for warranty work. That landmark case helped make New Jersey one of the first states to put teeth in its laws requiring dealer reimbursement at retail rates for warranty-related parts and labor.... Read More »

Ford found recipe for profits in Europe

10:41 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

Ford was unprofitable in Europe from 2011-2014. But then-CEO Alan Mulally implemented an aggressive restructuring plan that included shuttering three manufacturing plants, slashing thousands of jobs and reinvigorating its product lineup with new and freshened vehicles, including performance and luxury variants.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW mulls steps against Piech

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

VW mulls steps against Piech; Expanded Renault-Nissan alliance closes in on GM; Food, hope in storm-hit New Orleans; Lincoln's blues groove; BMW taps Skoda exec; Putin hosts VW CEO.... Read More »

Lincoln taps bluesman for Grammys ad

9:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2017

Lincoln plans to air a television ad for its flagship Continental sedan this Sunday during the Grammy awards. Called “Cord,” the luxury brand's 60-second spot features contemporary blues musician Gary Clark Jr. and a one-of-a-kind amplifier -- designed by Revel Audio Systems -- that mirrors the Continental's mesh grille.... Read More »

Ford plans to nearly double SUV models in U.S. by 2020

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2017

Ford plans to expand its lineup of Ford and Lincoln SUVs and crossover vehicles in the U.S. to 13 models from seven by 2020, according to company officials and supplier sources, in response to rapid growth in sales.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Lincoln: Customer service is differentiator

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Lincoln Motor Co. plans to follow up on its recent sales gains by focusing on unique customer service experiences.... Read More »

FORD: Sales drop 0.7% despite stronger retail performance

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

A strong retail performance couldn’t help Ford overcome a decline in fleet sales as the automaker’s January sales fell 0.7 percent compared with the same month a year ago.... Read More »

Q&A: LUIS SOMOANO, LINCOLN NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Lincoln rides into 2017 on positive momentum

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

Ford Motor Co. executives have repeatedly stressed that Lincoln's return to relevancy will be a long journey. Luis Somoano, chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council, thinks the biggest step in that journey will come in 2017.... Read More »

Ford will offer parts for non-Ford vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2017

Ford is expanding its customer service division with a new Omnicraft brand of aftermarket parts to cover non-Ford and non-Lincoln vehicles.... Read More »

SLOWING THE PACE

Lincoln dials back in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Lincoln will continue to expand in China this year, but the pace of growth for its dealership network will likely slow after targets were exceeded in 2016.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

2 big vehicles lift Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Lincoln Motor Co. is going big in 2017, at least in terms of its product size.... Read More »

Lincoln Financial set to roll out lease mileage credit program

11:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Following a successful pilot, Lincoln Financial Services this year will roll out nationwide a “Lincoln Miles” lease credit program that's aimed to minimize lease anxiety, Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra told Automotive News this week on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Lincoln triples China sales

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2017

Ford's Lincoln luxury brand set a sales record in China in 2016, increasing threefold from a year ago. Lincoln sold 32,558 vehicles in the world’s largest auto market last year, compared to 11,630 sold in 2015.... Read More »

FORD: SUVs, trucks, Lincoln help push Dec. sales up 0.1%

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Ford rode high-priced pickups and SUVs, along with strong demand for luxury vehicles, to a 0.1 percent December sales gain, but full-year sales dropped slightly as demand for sedans continues to fall.... Read More »

Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Lincoln will use its nearly 15,000-square-foot show floor display at the Detroit auto show to spotlight the Navigator SUV concept that debuted last year at the New York show.... Read More »

After 40 years, Ford F&I keeps evolving, execs say

10:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2016

Forty years ago last month, an evolving auto industry drove Ford and Lincoln to become pioneers among their peers in offering F&I products. Looking to the future, executives say, the brands' F&I lineups are still poised to transform with the industry.... Read More »

Lincoln expects to triple China sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2016

The Lincoln brand is off to a good start in China, with 2016 sales on a pace to roughly triple sales in 2015, but Ford executives acknowledge that's only a start.... Read More »

BlackBerry opens center in Canada to shore up self-driving car research

7:12 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

BlackBerry and Canada are opening a research center for self-driving cars that raises the possibility of government backing for the former smartphone maker's automotive software unit.... Read More »

Lincoln taps McConaughey for Continental ad campaign

10:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

Ford will begin airing its first commercials for the Lincoln Continental, featuring actor Matthew McConaughey, later this month. The automaker's latest television spots were filmed in Reykjavik, Iceland.... Read More »

After 40 years, Ford F&I keeps evolving, execs say

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

Forty years ago last month, an evolving auto industry drove Ford and Lincoln to become pioneers among their peers in offering F&I products. Looking to the future, executives say, the brands' F&I lineups are still poised to transform with the industry.... Read More »

Ford recalls 650,000 Fusions, Lincoln MKZs in N.A. to fix seat belts

10:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2016

Ford Motor Co. today recalled approximately 650,000 vehicles in North America with faulty seat belt anchor pretensioners associated with at least two accidents and two injuries.... Read More »

FORD: 5.1% gain spurred by incentives, SUVs

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Aggressive incentive spending and strong demand for pricier trim levels of its newest vehicles helped Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rise 5.1 percent in November, ending a four-month skid.... Read More »

Lincoln, Ford finance arms take top spots in J.D. Power consumer satisfaction study

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2016

For the second year in a row, the captive finance arms for Lincoln and Ford topped the rankings of the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study.... Read More »

Can we talk about the Continental's seats?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

The Lincoln Continental has been on sale for two months, but only recently has Ford Motor Co. allowed journalists to test-drive the big sedan. What we've been dying to find out is how the Conti's patented 30-way Perfect Position adjustable seats would be received by the auto cognoscenti.... Read More »

FORD: Declines across the Ford lineup; gains at Lincoln

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2016

Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales fell 12 percent in October, as every car and SUV in the Ford brand's lineup declined. It was the fourth consecutive year-over-year decline in Ford's monthly sales and its largest since August 2010. Overall, Ford's retail sales slipped 7 percent while fleet deliveries were 24 percent lower.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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