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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »


Elegant interior goodies are helping automakers win customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Integrated electronic controls and recent technological advancements have transformed the cabin into a virtual canvas.... Read More »


Ford volume up 13% in June, first half, on trucks

12:21 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rose 13 percent last month, its best June performance since 2006. Six-month sales also advanced 13 percent.... Read More »



How about a big Lincoln, Buick?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
This is in response to the June 17 stories discussing future product strategies at Lincoln and Buick ("Lincoln targets fastest-growing segments" and "Opel-Buick link to grow stronger").... Read More »


Lincoln targets fastest-growing segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
As Lincoln tries to reinvent itself, Ford Motor Co.'s struggling luxury brand will target only the fastest-growing luxury segments in which it can competitively and profitably field entries, the company said.... Read More »


Ford studies new models to drive Lincoln revival

3:48 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2013
Ford may develop new models for Lincoln in fast-growing vehicle segments as part of the automaker's latest attempt to revive the struggling luxury brand and boost its profits. The company did not specify which vehicle segments it was targeting. But in a presentation to investors on Thursday, Ford showed in a chart that it expects the premium small-car and crossover segments to grow sharply by 2015.... Read More »


For Lincoln dealers, fine cheese and Jason Bourne hold key to brand makeover

1:11 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
Ford is spending more than $1 billion to try to resurrect the Lincoln brand and it knows it needs not just better cars, but a luxury car-buying experience that will attract younger, better-educated and wealthier buyers. So it's putting its dealers through training at the Lincoln Academy, where they raise their consciousness and sharpen their senses with exercises including sampling cheese.... Read More »



Lincoln's maintenance cutbacks offer F&I opportunity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
Some Lincoln dealers see opportunity in Lincoln's plan to trim its complimentary maintenance program from 4 years/50,000 miles to 2 years/24,000 miles starting with 2014 models.... Read More »


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