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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 »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

A look at the anniversaries dealerships around the country are celebrating, including dealers for Volvo, Toyota, Mazda, GMC and Dodge.... Read More »

Ford to suspend F-150, compact crossover output as retail demand dips

5:50 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

In a fresh sign of pressure on U.S. automakers, Ford will shut down production of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck for a week at a Kansas City assembly plant. The company, citing a drop in retail demand, is also suspending output of two crossovers, the Ford Escape and the Lincoln MKC, at its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky for two of the next three weeks.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Subaru HQ move in jeopardy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2016

Subaru of America HQ move in jeopardy; Unifor ratifies FCA contract, moves on to Ford; Report: VW boss accelerating cost cuts; 'Hard Brexit' warning; Lincoln turns on the charm.... Read More »

Lincoln brass is smiling again

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2016

Lincoln's effort to claw its way back onto customers' shopping lists is as much about customers' experiences with their vehicles as the vehicles themselves.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Decline of the midsize sedan

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

Decline of the midsize sedan; Supplier Faurecia feels the fallout; GM adding third shift in Tenn.; FCA-Cummins battle; Lincoln Continental recalled; Mazda's quick sellout.... Read More »

Ford recalls 1,900 new Lincoln Continentals to fix headlamp assemblies

11:39 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2016

Ford said today it is recalling nearly 1,900 2017 Lincoln Continentals in the U.S. and Canada for possible defective headlamp assemblies. The vehicles went on sale in the U.S. last month, with 775 sold in September.... Read More »

Lincoln nearly triples China sales in Q3

2:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

The Lincoln brand nearly tripled its China sales in the third quarter to 8,546 vehicles, the company said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Crunch time for FCA, Unifor

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

Crunch time for FCA, Unifor as strike looms; Ghosn has 'massive' plans for Mitsu; Leibovitz shoots Lincoln campaign; Tesla contradicts own filing; Bringing startups into Ford fold.... Read More »

Lincoln taps Annie Leibovitz for new Continental campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

Acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz, perhaps best known for her iconic covers for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, goes behind the lens for a campaign promoting the 2017 Lincoln Continental, what the brand says is her “first foray into car photography.”... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes pads lead as deals fail to lift BMW

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

Mercedes-Benz outsold its luxury competitors in the U.S. in September, adding to its lead for the year as demand for SUVs and crossovers helped overcome a surge in incentive spending by BMW.... Read More »

FORD: A tough comp to 'strong' Sept. 2015

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Ford Motor Co. posted double-digit declines for 11 of its 22 U.S. nameplates last month as its light-vehicle sales fell 8.1 percent from what it described as an unusually strong September 2015. Ford said its light-truck sales were down 2.9 percent, while cars plunged 21 percent. Sales declined 2.6 percent for the company's top-selling vehicle, the F-series pickup.... Read More »

A dealer's nightmare: $2 million embezzled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Ford dealer O.C. Welch was stunned a year ago to find out his assistant comptroller was embezzling from him. On Sept. 15, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing nearly $2 million from Welch's South Carolina dealership.... Read More »

Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.... Read More »

Lincoln's lines fall into place

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2016

Since taking over as Lincoln's design director nearly three years ago, David Woodhouse has launched a design language signified by a unique grille look and classic proportions.... Read More »

Continental eyes takeover deals in tire business

7:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Continental is pondering takeover deals to strengthen its tire business as part of its expansion strategy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Unifor: GM Canada deal 'turns the tide'

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

GM Canada deal 'turns the tide,' Unifor says; Bankruptcy for Takata?; Feds seek greater scrutiny of autonomous cars; Bolt to start at $37,495; Ad agency taps warmer side of Lincoln.... Read More »

Q&A: JON PEARCE, CREATIVE CHIEF, HUDSON ROUGE

LINCOLN: Breathing new life into the brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2016

With the 2017 Continental slated to launch this fall, there's an opportunity for Lincoln's ad agency, Hudson Rouge, to take a bigger leap in transforming the brand's image.... Read More »

Dealers

11:20 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2016

Dealers at Lincoln, Ford, Chevrolet and Mazda celebrate anniversaries with the companies.... Read More »

FORD: Incentive, fleet cuts knock sales down 8.8%

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Ford Motor Co. posted its largest year-over-year U.S. sales decline in six years and its third in the past four months. Ford's light-vehicle sales fell 8.8 percent in August, including a 6.1 percent slide for the F-series pickup. Sales of its cars plunged 25 percent, with the Fusion sedan down 33 percent.... Read More »

What's Lutz got to say about it?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Bob Lutz's opinions may be a dime a dozen, but they are never boring. Thus -- courtesy of Car and Driver -- here are new takes on several hot-button topics from the ex-BMW/Ford/Chrysler/General Motors superstar, now 84.... Read More »

 
Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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