Lincoln

Lincoln meets shoppers at the mall

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 30, 2016

Lincoln has a new gambit to regain brand awareness among luxury shoppers. It's located between a Starbucks and a spa offering a "15-minute laser and light facial."... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

This sales assistant never calls in sick

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

When Stivers Ford-Lincoln gets an Internet lead, artificial intelligence software generates an email that fills the gap between the auto responder's message and contact from a salesperson.... Read More »

Lincoln aims to build on satisfaction gains

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

Lincoln, amid gains in sales and owner-satisfaction scores, is making its “largest investment” yet in customer service. Starting with the 2017 model year, Ford Motor Co.'s luxury brand will provide free pickup and delivery of service vehicles to new owners.... Read More »

Lincoln to provide free pickup, delivery for service vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Lincoln, in a bid to stand out among larger luxury brands, will provide free pickup and delivery of service vehicles to new owners starting with 2017 models.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM stock undervalued, Barra says

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

GM stock undervalued, Barra says; Make Lincolns in China?; Test firm hacks into '17 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid; Toyota to use solar power on Texas HQ campus; Return of the hatchback.... Read More »

Lincoln's VanDyke tapped as Ford of Europe marketing VP

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Lincoln's top marketing and sales executive, Matt VanDyke, is leaving the brand this summer to become Ford of Europe's vice president of marketing. VanDyke will be replaced by Robert Parker, who oversaw Lincoln's launch in China, a Ford spokesman said today.... Read More »

Ford in talks to build Lincolns in China, report says

3:36 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Ford, aiming to make China the top market for its Lincoln luxury line, is in talks with partner Changan Automobile about producing the brand's vehicles in Chongqing, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lincoln marketing chief's next role

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Lincoln marketing chief to take Europe post; Skoda mulls U.S. sales; Munoz: Nissan won't stop at 10%; '17 Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery spied; Peek at Benz E-class wagon.... Read More »

GM drop-off helps drag down Canada sales 1.6%

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

A steep decline in sales at GM dragged down Canadian light-vehicle sales by 1.6 percent last month to 194,866 vehicles, an industry report said today.... Read More »

FORD: Light-vehicle sales down, transaction prices up in May

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Ford's U.S. car sales plunged 25 percent in May, overshadowing a 9 percent gain for the F-series pickup and flat demand for utility vehicles.... Read More »

Ford advances as F-series volume tops 70,000 for 2nd straight month

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Ford sold more than 70,000 F-series pickups in back-to-back months for the first time in a decade, helping the automaker increase its total U.S. sales by 3.6 percent in April.... Read More »

Lincoln in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra, left, and Matt VanDyke, right, director of Global Lincoln, with Automotive News Group Publisher KC Crain at a dinner hosted by Automotive News during the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

Lincoln prices Continental from $45,485

4:11 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2016

The 2017 Lincoln Continental will have a starting price of $45,485 including shipping, several thousand more than the MKS it replaces but still less than most similar-sized luxury sedans.... Read More »

China's auto market: House of cards or just catching its breath?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

China's vehicle sales are expected to rise 6 percent this year, and that's enough to stave off any loose talk at the Beijing auto show about production cuts.... Read More »

Lincoln tallies 40K hand-raisers for Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Lincoln already has a list of 40,000 people who have expressed interest in buying the upcoming Continental, and brand executives say they soon plan to start working with dealers to help convert those leads into firm orders ahead of the sedan's arrival this fall.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Carlson: 'NADA will remain vigilant'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2016

Carlson takes helm, vows to battle 'overreach'; GM to make more trucks; Lincoln in Continental launch mode; Honda still big on cars; Value of used VW diesel.... Read More »

Lincoln says it has 40,000 potential buyers for Continental

5:26 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

Lincoln already has a list of 40,000 people who have expressed interest in buying the upcoming Continental, and brand executives on Saturday said they plan to start working with dealers soon to help turn those leads into reservations ahead of the sedan's arrival this fall.... Read More »

Ford outsells GM on higher fleet shipments

1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Ford Motor Co. was the top-selling automaker in the U.S. last month for the first time in five years, outselling General Motors by 936 light vehicles. Fleet sales made the difference, with Ford's rising 39 percent and GM's dropping 13 percent.... Read More »

Lincoln to offer pickup service for Continental

3:32 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Lincoln will offer a free remote pickup and drop-off service to owners of the Continental sedan, which goes on sale later this year, as the brand seeks unique ways to make its products stand out.... Read More »

Q&A - DAN MARKS, CHAIRMAN, LINCOLN NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

New line, China steer Lincoln in 'right direction'

2:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

In 2013, Lincoln sales fell to their lowest level in more than three decades. Its vehicles were bland, and the launch of a redesigned MKZ sedan went badly awry. Just three years later, 2013 feels like a distant memory to Lincoln dealers, says Dan Marks, chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council. He spoke with Staff Reporter Nick Bunkley.... Read More »

Ford issues three recalls, including one that led to two fires

11:13 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

Ford said it will conduct three separate safety recalls including one of SUVs with a defective engine heater that led to two fires in Canada, in which no one was injured.... Read More »

HITS & MISSES

Touring the N.Y. show ... with attitude

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Reporters Nick Bunkley and Mike Colias were on the floor of the New York auto show last week, issuing snap judgments on the hardware faster than Dutch Mandel at Detroit Autorama. Here's a bit of their back-and-forth.... Read More »

THE ANTI-ESCALADE

Lincoln's Navigator Concept embodies 'quiet luxury' mantra

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

After spending four years overhauling the core of its lineup, Lincoln is reimagining its biggest vehicle, the Navigator, into an understated, serene alternative to the high-flying Cadillac Escalade.... Read More »

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Broadway debuts

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

Gullwing doors on a Navigator? Retractable roof on an MX-5? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a subcompact? Now that's entertainment.... Read More »

Pterodactyls and Range Rover-esque: What people think of Lincoln Navigator concept

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2016

Lincoln is hatching major changes for the Navigator as previewed with a new concept. Here's what people are saying about the newest Navigator, Lincoln's alternative to the Cadillac Escalade.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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