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U.S. may get 2 of Ford's 3 Beijing show vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
How important is China to Ford? A look at the company's global debuts last month at the Beijing auto show gives an idea of how seriously Ford takes the world's largest market.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

As Lincoln dealers yearn, Hyundai's flagship rolls

3:22 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Since the demise of the Town Car, Lincoln dealers have been pining for a big, flagship sedan with real presence, an automobile to evoke the great motorcars from Lincoln's illustrious past: the Zephyr or the Continental.... Read More »

 

Ford cars struggle in April, but pickups, crossovers minimize the damage

3:58 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
April was a difficult month for Ford. Every one of its car nameplates slumped vs. a year ago.
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CHINA'S SUV FEVER

Detroit 3 rush to expand SUV lineups in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2014
Roughly a decade after the United States, China is going gaga for SUVs. The mantra is more SUVs ASAP, as those vehicles -- including SUVs and crossovers -- rapidly supplant sedans as the most popular segment. The trend bodes well for Detroit-based automakers.... Read More »

 

Iacocca links Mustang's lines to Mark I

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
With the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, discussion and debate rages anew about the design of the original pony car.... Read More »

 

Lincoln's China startup plans 20 stores by 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
China is giving the 97-year-old Lincoln luxury brand a new lease on life. In a series of events last week, Lincoln launched a sleek new concept vehicle and a new retail vision. Lincoln will begin selling vehicles in China this fall, starting with eight stores in seven cities and growing to 20 dealerships by the end of the year. By the end of 2016, Lincoln plans to have 60 stores in 50 cities.... Read More »

 

MKX Concept marks Lincoln's first overseas vehicle debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Ford's Lincoln, rooted as an American brand by its name and presidential limousines, took a step toward becoming global today by unveiling a car in China. The MKX Concept mid-sized crossover displayed at the Beijing auto show is the first Lincoln revealed outside the United States.... Read More »

 

Lincoln maps out China strategy, sees learning lab for world

5:00 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
Lincoln set up a showcase called The Lincoln Space in a busy pedestrian area of central Beijing today to outline its strategy for entering the world's largest auto market. An initial presence of eight dealerships in seven cities this fall will grow to 20 stores by the end of the year.... Read More »

 

Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes breakeven by mid-decade

April 16, 2014 17:19 CET
Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and breakeven by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said.... Read More »

 

Fields sees Ford Europe growth, eyes break-even by mid-decade

11:19 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Ford is sticking with its forecast for a smaller loss in Europe this year and break-even by 2015 even as the company sees signs of growth, COO Mark Fields said today.... Read More »

 

Lincoln design director Wolff is quietly replaced

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Lincoln has installed a new design director after quietly replacing Max Wolff.... Read More »

 

Ford replaces Lincoln chief designer Wolff with luxury veteran

5:18 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Ford's Lincoln brand is moving forward under a $1 billion overhaul with a new design director at the helm after quietly replacing Max Wolff. Wolff, hired from GM four years ago, remains at Lincoln, in charge of exterior design of the brand's models, Ford said Thursday. David Woodhouse, who joined Ford in 1999 from GM to head Ford's former European luxury brands, is his successor.... Read More »

 

Ford advances 3% after 'strong' finish

2:18 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Ford Motor sales ticked up 3 percent in March, spurred by a strong second half of the month, particularly from the company's two biggest sellers: the F-series pickup and Fusion mid-sized sedan.... Read More »

 

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

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
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 »

 

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

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
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 »

 

Ford volume falls with February snow

4:23 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Ford said demand for its vehicles in parts of the country not buried by snow was “very robust” last month, though total Ford sales fell 6 percent from a year ago.... Read More »

 

Ford drops 8%; bad weather hits key regions

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Ford Motor said the poor weather and arctic temperatures that hammered its strongholds in the nation's midsection and Northeast took a bite out of the company's sales in January.... Read More »

 

New products lift spirits of Lincoln dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
The mood at the Lincoln make meeting brightened considerably this year. "This was by far the most optimistic Lincoln make meeting we've had in an awfully long time," said Bill Knight, chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council and owner of Bill Knight Lincoln in Tulsa, Okla.... Read More »

 

New-look Navigator a bonus for Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Lincoln's oldest remaining nameplate, the Navigator, is getting a new look. And its arrival will be a kind of bonus for Lincoln dealers, who are hungry for more product.... Read More »

 

Lincoln's new product flow pleases dealers

6:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Lincoln dealers, following a dismal 1 percent decline in sales in the United States last year, will have the benefit in 2014 of a full year of production of the MKZ mid-sized sedan. They'll get another boost from the 2015 MKC, a compact crossover being introduced in the second quarter, and the restyled, re-engineered 2015 Navigator on sale in the fall.... Read More »

 

Bill Knight
Q&A: BILL KNIGHT, LINCOLN NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

After a difficult year, Lincoln sees better days ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
For Lincoln dealers, 2013 started as a tough year when production problems and quality glitches forced a three-month delay of the MKZ sedan, a car they needed badly. Bill Knight, who is entering his second and final year as Lincoln dealer council chairman, believes better times lie ahead in 2014.... Read More »

 

Lincoln re-engineers, refreshes Navigator for 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
Lincoln's oldest remaining nameplate is getting a new look. The re-engineered 2015 Navigator will go into production in late summer and on sale in early fall, providing a bonus for Lincoln dealers hungry for more product.... Read More »

 

Mulally plans strong finish, focusing on tech and Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Is 2014 more or less a victory lap for Ford CEO Alan Mulally now that he has taken himself out of the running for the top job at Microsoft?... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Lincoln: Changes start to pay off for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
For Lincoln and its dealers, 2013 was a tumultuous year. The brand found itself launching a series of initiatives aimed at transforming the luxury experience at dealerships while coping with the botched launch of the MKZ sedan. "2013 was an incredible year of learning for the entire brand team," says Kevin Cour, Lincoln sales and service operations director.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

'Breadth and depth' of lineup is priority for Lincoln dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
For Lincoln dealers, one priority looms over all others for 2014: product. "We continue first and foremost to challenge the company to increase the breadth and depth of the product lineup," says Bill Knight, owner of Bill Knight Lincoln in Tulsa, Okla., and chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council. "We recognize it just takes time."... Read More »

 

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