Lincoln

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 »

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 »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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
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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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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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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief 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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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
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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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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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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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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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