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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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?...
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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....
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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."...
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BRAD WILEY

Will your new Lincoln be made of wood?

4:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2014
In a search for the latest and greatest -- and greenest -- vehicle advancements, companies like Lincoln are looking to substitute traditionally manufactured items with more eco-friendly ones....
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F series, Fusion drive Ford gains

2:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Despite an influx of smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in Ford Motor Co.'s lineup in 2013, the F-Series pickup still dominates....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

Biggest blunders of the year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Here's a list of blunders from Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and others....
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2015 Lincoln MKC crossover priced below rivals

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Ford said its upcoming 2015 Lincoln MKC crossover will start at $33,995, thousands of dollars cheaper than competing models as the automaker attempts to shore up its flagging premium brand....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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