Lincoln

Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room.

FORD: Pickups, utilities offset car slump

12:26 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Ford Motor Co.'s sales rose 0.5 percent last month as strong pickup sales and a record month for its commercial van business were enough to offset declines in luxury vehicles and passenger cars

BUILDING AND REBUILDING BRANDS

Lincoln's unlikely comeback journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.

Ford shifts U.S. sales leaders following departures

12:17 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Ford appointed marketing executive Andrew Frick to replace Dianne Craig as director of sales in the United States while naming Craig to fill a void created by the sudden departure of two top executives at the FordDirect joint venture with dealers.

FORD: Trucks can't overcome weaker car, utility volume

2:21 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
U.S. sales of the Ford F-series were a bright spot in April, up 3.5 percent for the nameplate's 12th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. Ford's overall U.S. sales fell 4.5 percent behind lower fleet, car and utility demand

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Great potential for Falotico at Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
What most impressed me reading “Big switch for Ford credit whiz” (Feb. 26) was Joy Falotico’s “very deep relationships with the dealers” — a sign she really understands the business.

GM dangles $10,000 Cadillac Escalade discount to fend off Lincoln Navigator

7:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
General Motors is stepping up its defense of the Cadillac Escalade SUV by offering $10,000 discounts to some current customers to keep them from straying to the hot-selling new Lincoln Navigator.

VIDEO: First Shift: Cadillac battles Lincoln with $10K SUV spiff

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
GM dangles $10K spiff to keep Escalade owners from Navigator; Ghosn: Renault-Nissan options open; JLR to ax 1,000 jobs; SUVs, EVs star in Beijing; Record utility-vehicle loyalty.

Ford to ramp up Lincoln rollout in China to catch rivals, report says

7:31 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018
Lincoln plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, two sources told Reuters, in a move to expand sales in the world's largest vehicle market and blunt the impact of trade disputes.

VIDEO: First Shift: Lincoln to build 5 models in China - report

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018
Lincoln to build 5 models in China - report; M-B plans full-size EV; Family of Tesla crash victim hires law firm; CEO: Uber still believes in AVs; Fast facts on new Ford Focus.

Aeronautics, baby Navigator and better grip: What people are saying about Lincoln Aviator

10:30 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2018
Here is a roundup of initial Aviator reaction from the automotive media.

VIDEO: First Shift: Lincoln quietly cuts back fleet business

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018
Lincoln quietly curtails fleet business; GM Korea may extinguish Spark; What GM could gain by losing Chevy Sonic; Likeliest car subscribers? Young consumers with deep pockets.

Lincoln dials back fleet business

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2018
Lincoln has cut deliveries to daily rental companies such as Hertz and Avis and has dialed back on providing company cars, both internally and to other businesses.

The Continental will be swinging it old school

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
The rear-hinged suicide doors that evoke the 1961 Lincoln Continental apparently will make a comeback — part of an effort to bring some old-school pizazz to the modern Conti.

Aviator next in Lincoln utility parade

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
The Aviator nameplate, discontinued in 2005, returns as Lincoln focuses on utility vehicles to attain its goal of 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade.

Continental sedan will get suicide doors again

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Lincoln Motor Co.'s future product portfolio leans heavily on crossovers and SUVs, but dealers at the NADA Show were assured it doesn't plan to abandon its sedan offerings.

Lincoln Aviator crossover to take flight in 2019

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2018
Lincoln's three-row Aviator crossover, which sits on a new rear-wheel-drive platform and is available in gasoline or plug-in hybrid form, returns at a key time for the brand. Lincoln aims to hit 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade and will rely heavily on utility vehicles to get there.

Lincoln plans suicide doors on the Continental sedan

6:00 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2018
Lincoln plans to add suicide doors to a future version of the Continental sedan in a move that harks back to the nameplate's iconic past, dealers learned Saturday at the 2018 NADA show in Las Vegas.

Q&A: LUIS SOMOANO, LINCOLN NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

LINCOLN: Navigator gives Lincoln dealers optimism

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2018
Lincoln Motor Co. continues to drive toward its goal of 300,000 global sales by the end of the decade. 2018 could prove challenging as the brand looks to avoid stalling out.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

With latest Navigator, Lincoln shifts the mundane out of this world

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2018
The Lincoln Navigator has been one of Ford's most successful launches in recent memory because of exquisite attention to detail. That may be best represented by the digital cluster, where even a mundane task such as switching drive modes is an experience thanks to a handful of moving graphics with interstellar themes.

Ford recalls 1.4 million cars for loose steering wheels

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off.

Losing MK names should lift Lincoln sales, dealer says

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
The head of the Lincoln National Dealer Council says he was never a fan of the brand's MK product names and thinks the decision to change them will help sales.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lincoln plans N.Y. takeoff for new Aviator

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2018
N.Y. takeoff for new Lincoln Aviator; VW to bring 'Volks SUV' to U.S.; Porsche expands EV mission; Mercedes USA's new HQ; Trump's 'bowling ball test' jest; Introducing 'The Closer.'

2018 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Lincoln Aviator crossover to debut in New York

10:06 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2018
Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover.

FORD: Deliveries fall on slump in SUVs

12:12 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018
Ford U.S. sales fell nearly 7 percent in February as strong sales of its pickups couldn't overcome double-digit drops for the Escape crossover and its overall lineup of utility vehicles.

 
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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