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    Video: Lincoln and MKZ propose brand reinvention
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    Lincoln made a rather assertive statement about the future of its products at the 2012 LA Auto Show. Rather than put any new vehicle on display for the first press day, the American premium brand placed a collection of classic cars from its past on the show floor. For the second day, that ...

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    Video: Lincoln video teases new things to come... but what?
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    Lincoln has released a new video teasing... something. In what looks to be an advertisement for more advertising, the company has worked up a clip featuring everything from a drum solo and a flying hawk to Abraham Lincoln himself. The video shows a few shots of what looks to be an MKZ and ...

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    Official: Dodge Dart falls short of Consumer Reports Recommended, Caddy XTS and Lincoln MKS, too
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    The Dodge Dart, Cadillac XTS and Lincoln MKS all failed to earn a "Recommended" rating from Consumer Reports. When it came to the compact Dart, the organization's testers thought the vehicle offered a quiet cabin, solid-feeling chassis and nimble suspension, but the new model ultimately fell ...

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    Review: 2013 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost
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    A Bench-Warmer In Waiting I hail from Cleveland, and that means I'm familiar with sports franchises that are always falling short of championships. The Indians, the Browns, the Cavs – they've all come close, but being a resident of C-Town means learning to appreciate the effort more than a ...

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    Official: Lincoln now including three years of live operator Sync assist with every car
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    Luxury automakers are always trying to find ways to pamper car owners, and now Lincoln is getting into the game by offering its Sync Services complimentary for three years on all 2013 models. Based on Sync, this technology can give automated information such as turn-by-turn directions and traffic ...

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    Official: Ford marks 5 million Sync-equipped vehicles over 5 years
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    It's pretty amazing how much in-car technology has advanced in recent years, and Ford's Sync system has been at the forefront of vehicle connectivity and infotainment. Since its debut on the 2008 Ford Focus, Ford says more than five million of its vehicles have been equipped with ...

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    Report: Ford trademarks "Black Label" for Lincoln
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    Bentley has offered Black Label cars (as well as Red and Green Label), Mercedes-Benz has Black Series, Audi and Porsche have Black Editions. Seeking a pass into the true luxury club, could Lincoln soon have a line of Black Label cars to call its own? Parent company Ford trademarked the phrase ...

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    Official: Ford shakes up executives, Mulally to stay through 2014
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    Ford shored up its executive team this morning, announcing not only a series of promotions, but confirming that popular CEO Alan Mulally will remain at Ford through at least 2014. The announcements arrive amid speculation about Ford's succession plan and who would ultimately replace Mulally, 67, ...

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    Official: Ford tumbles to second worst in Consumer Reports reliability survey, list dominated by Japanese [w/video]
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    It's no secret that MyFord Touch has had its share of problems since being introduced, but the most recent reliability survey from Consumer Reports shows just how much this infotainment system has affected Ford. Just two years ago, the automaker was in the top 10 for the institute's reliability ...

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    Official: Lincoln opens dedicated design studio
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    Lincoln showed off its new design center Thursday, the first dedicated studio for the luxury brand since the 1970s. Company officials say the new studio will let designers focus just on the Lincoln brand – which is in the early stages of a badly needed rebirth – instead of splitting ...

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    Report: Ford's J Mays feels vindicated by Fusion reception
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    It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #300
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    2014 BMW M3 engine, Paris Motor Show, Lincoln marketing, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer, 2013 Range Rover pricing Episode #300 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Chris Paukert celebrate this podcast milestone by asking Chris Shunk to return and guest host ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #300 LIVE!
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    We record Episode #300 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and with the milestone episode, we welcome back recently departed and dearly loved host Chris Shunk for a guest slot. You can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if ...

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    Report: Ford's Farley addresses 'the burden of being Lincoln'
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    For at least two years, the plot lines concerning Lincoln have been "How much longer until Ford kills it?" and then "How much longer until Ford turns it around?" We were told that the 2013 MKZ would begin the resurrection of a brand that many felt nostalgia for, but not love (not unlike Cadillac ...

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    Official: Lincoln headed to China in 2014
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    Buick has done well for itself in the Chinese auto market, and now Ford Motor Company is hoping it can find a similar success by introducing Lincoln to the growing market. Starting during the second half of 2014, Lincoln will begin selling its cars in China through a dealer network that will ...

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    Report: Lincoln to focus on volume models, not halo car
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    There's profits in numbers. That's going to be the approach to new vehicles at Lincoln, Automotive News says. Lincoln will focus on high-volume vehicles instead of low-selling flagships and halo vehicles. That means a steady diet of alphabet soup loaded with MKZ's, MKX's and MKS's for dealers ...

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    Spy Shots: Is Lincoln getting its own version of the Ford Escape?
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    Lincoln may be working on a new small crossover built on the same platform as the Ford Escape. Our spy photographers recently spotted this early development vehicle out on public streets around Detroit. Slightly larger than its non-luxury sire, the model may bow with a new interpretation of the ...

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    Confirmed: Lincoln MKT Town Car to get 2.0-liter EcoBoost
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    Livery operators can thank Ford for shaving a few extra bucks from their fuel budgets, courtesy of a new four-cylinder engine option for the Lincoln MKT Town Car. Lincoln is offering its professional version of the MKT, the replacement for the venerable Town Car, with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost in ...

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    Video: Boss 302 and Camaro ZL1 headline Forza Motorsport's August Car Pack
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    Once upon a not so long ago, I owned a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III. If the cruiser from the B52's infamous "Love Shack" really was as big as a whale, the Conti was the ocean in which that mighty Chrysler swam. I held the title for roughly 13 years, and in that time, I got the car sideways ...

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    Report: Former GM marketing chief LaNeve turns up at Ford ad agency [w/video]
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    No, not Joel Ewanick. Mark LaNeve, who formerly ran General Motors' Cadillac division, and then went on to head sales and marketing, has turned up as chief operating officer of Team Detroit, Ford's global ad agency based in Dearborn. LaNeve, 53, left GM in late 2009 in the wake of the ...

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