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BEST PRACTICES

Dealer thanks staff with customized coins

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Lots of dealers walk their stores with coins in their pocket. But when Keith Kocourek does so, at least one of his 250 employees is about to be rewarded for reaching a goal or taking special care of a customer.... Read More »

 

Kia, Lincoln captives top satisfaction survey

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2013
Kia Motors Finance was the top auto lender among mass-market brands and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services the top lender among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2013 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study.... Read More »

 

Kia, Lincoln finance units score top rankings in J.D. Power survey

2:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Kia Motors Finance was the top auto lender among mass-market brands and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services the top lender among luxury brands in JD Power's 2013 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study released today.... Read More »

 

NHTSA closes 2 probes into Ford vehicles

11:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
NHTSA said today that it ended its probe into 2005-11 Ford Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Cars for rust and corrosion that led to a loss of steering control. NHTSA also said it closed its investigation into Ford Focus electric vehicles for powertrain software defects.... Read More »

 

At Lincoln, it's back to buttons

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The 2015 Lincoln MKC crossover features buttons and knobs in place of the sliding touch controls of the MKZ sedan.... Read More »

 

Lincoln banks on booming small premium crossover market with 2015 MKC

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2013
Lincoln is taking aim at one of the fastest growing segments in the industry -- compact premium crossovers -- with the 2015 MKC unveiled today. As Ford's luxury brand has fallen far behind rivals -- Lincoln's sales have slipped 3 percent through the first 10 months this year in a market that has grown 8 percent -- it is targeting segments in which it can quickly establish a presence.... Read More »

 

Ford sees 30% jump in Lincoln October U.S. sales as ads debut

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2013
Ford, a laggard in the U.S. luxury-auto market, said its Lincoln brand sales rose about 30 percent this month as it introduced new advertising for the revamped MKZ sedan ahead of rivals' holiday promotions.... Read More »

 

Ford's Schoch: 'We need more capacity' in Asia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Ford Motor Co.'s sales are surging in its Asia Pacific region, prompting the company to think beyond its already ambitious mid-decade expansion plans.... Read More »

 

Dealer gives furloughed federal workers a break

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013
When the federal government shut down, Alex Perdikis opened his doors a bit wider. Perdikis is general manager of Koons of Silver Spring, just outside the Washington Beltway.... Read More »

 

Lincoln takes on Lexus in new ad campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2013
Lincoln is launching an advertising campaign today, themed "Luxury Uncovered," in which its 2014 MKZ takes some jabs at rival Lexus.... Read More »

 

Cars, pickups lift Ford sales 6%

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rose 6 percent in September to 184,452 units, thanks to steady truck sales and continued growth from popular models such as the Fusion and Fiesta.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Fresh Lincolns? Let's build 'em

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
If Lincoln is going to make a comeback, why not go all in?... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN

Auto exteriors get new splash of colors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Susan Lampinen, Ford's group chief designer for color and material design, keeps a keen eye on trends in fashion, art and design. Her responsibilities cover vehicles from Fiesta subcompacts to F-series pickups and Lincolns.... Read More »

 

Ford to invest $685 million in Canada plant to boost capacity

7:07 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2013
Ford said it will spend C$700 million ($685 million) to add production of additional models at an Ontario vehicle-assembly plant.... Read More »

 

Ford using stair-step incentives to boost Lincoln volume

11:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Ford, moving to support its limping Lincoln brand, has begun using a bonus program that car dealers criticize as confusing and unfair.... Read More »

 

Ford gets boost from West Coast retail buyers

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Spurred by strong retail gains on the West Coast and continuing strength in the truck market, Ford Motor sales rose 12 percent in August compared with August of 2012.... Read More »

 

Ford pursues record certified-used sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Ford Motor Co. is on track for record certified used-vehicle sales this year, the company's general manager of Ford and Lincoln sales said.... Read More »

 

Ford recalls 370,000 large sedans to inspect, repair steering

3:05 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2013
Ford is recalling 370,000 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles from the 2005-11 model years to inspect and repair the lower steering shaft.... Read More »

 

Lincoln will offer luxe Black Label trim

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Lincoln dealers will get to choose whether they want to be part of the brand's exclusive Black Label program, which will be rolled out late next year.... Read More »

 

BLUE OVAL BLUES

Paradox at Ford: Profits are soaring as problems mount

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2013
MyFord Touch. Lincoln MKZ. C-Max. All were heavily promoted as innovative products that would help Ford Motor Co. pull customers from rivals and cement the company's position as a technology leader. Instead, each has come back to bite the automaker.... Read More »

 

BRADFORD WERNLE

Lincoln shows trim levels, no new vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Ford's luxury brand, which has fallen on hard times in recent years, wants to resume its onetime place in the upper tiers of the auto world, and there's no better place to start than Pebble Beach, the annual Woodstock of the high end auto world.... Read More »

 

Lincoln to offer new high-end Black Label trim

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Ford's Lincoln luxury brand, aiming to move its image further upscale, will offer a series of high-end trim packages under a new brand designation: Black Label.... Read More »

 

Ford steps up training after shaky launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Stung by several vehicle launches gone awry, Ford Motor Co. is giving workers additional training before the launch of the 2014 Fusion at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant here.... Read More »

 

Ford sales rise 11%, crimped by tight supply

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Despite capacity constraints that crimped sales of some best-selling vehicles, Ford Motor sales rose 11 percent in July, the best July sales since 2006. “Lean inventories on some of our hottest vehicles muted the increase,” said Erich Merkle, a Ford sales analyst... Read More »

 

Team Detroit, Ford's agency, names new president

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
David Murphy, an executive with broad automotive experience, has been tapped as the new president of Team Detroit, Ford's advertising and marketing agency.... Read More »

 

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