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Autoblog Minute

The automotive week in review for 5.27.16.

The first 2017 Acura NZX rolls off the line in Ohio and Lincoln may be ditching some initials for a classic nameplate. Senior Editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

Autoblog Minute

Weekly Recap For 4.8.16

Longtime GM design chief Ed Welburn retires, Lincoln says it has high customer interest in Continental, and could Tesla build the Model 3 in France? Senior Editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

New York

Oh, and it has gullwing doors.

Lincoln was one of the first to make large, luxurious SUVs. The Navigator concept offers a strong reminder for those who have forgotten.

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Autoblog Editors Break Down Day Two of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Autoblog editors Mike Austin, Greg Migliore and Alex Kierstein break down day two of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, recounting reveals from Acura, Lincoln and more.

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We Respond To The 2017 Lincoln Continental Unveiling

Watch Autoblog'€™s response to the Lincoln press conference at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The automaker unveiled its new 2017 Lincoln Continental flagship sedan, and our hosts and editors bring you their uncut reaction.

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For an episode of Jay Leno's Garage that's nearly an hour long, Jay takes a tour of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He interviews some top automotive designers in the industry on the Concept Car Lawn.

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Matthew McConaughey is playing up his cool demeanor in a set of jazzy new ads for the Lincoln MKX. The latest commercials combine into a short film about the actor, his crossover, and a game a poker.

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We take a look at the Pebble Beach concept lawn, where newer debuts mix it up with some of our favorite creations of the past auto show season.

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Plus: Quick Hits On The Chevy Malibu, Subaru's STI Plans, Volkswagen's CC And More

We curate news and notes from the floor of the New York Auto Show, with a focus on how the Continental name inspired Lincoln's designers.

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Lincoln and Matthew McConaughey are back together with a pair of new commercials, this time working on behalf of the MKZ and MKZ Hybrid. The spots, "Balance" and "Diner," are new, but the formula is the same - cinematic, contemplative, channeling more than a bit of True Detective.

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Neil Young may be better known as a singer-songwriter and rock n' roll icon than he is for his involvement with cars, but the Canadian-born musician is not without his automotive credentials. His latest book, after all, is titled "Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars," and one of his most famous songs, "Long May You Run," was written about his old station wagon. But does that mean he's got an inside line on new cars coming out?

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MyFord Touch has been among the most widely disdained automotive infotainment systems on the market, practically since its introduction in 2010. Consumer Reports was among the most vocal critics, all but advocating its lynching by an angry mob armed with torches and pitchforks. Not surprisingly, then, after such a critical walloping, Ford has finally decided to say goodbye to the unloved tech, declaring the end of MyFord Touch branding in favor of Sync 3 for its upcoming, all-new system.

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At this point, making fun of the Lincoln MKC ads starring Matthew McConaughey is getting pretty old, though apparently Lincoln loves it. The commercials have been airing for over a month, but Conan O'Brien, Ellen DeGeneres and even South Park have all taken their swipes at the spots with the smooth-talking actor monologuing about his new luxury crossover. Saturday Night Live might have finally killed the joke in its recent episode featuring Jim Carrey.

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You would think that commercial being ridiculed across the Internet would be an advertising executive's worst nightmare, but that's not necessarily the case. At least not when it comes to Lincoln and its latest campaign to promote the new MKC.

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Lincoln had to have known that when it released its new ad campaign for the new MKC with Matthew McConaughey, it would open itself up to a bit of good old fashioned ridicule. The television commercial was, after all, good for a laugh or two. And true to their mission, talk show hosts haven't missed the opportunity to have a little fun at Lincoln's and McConaughey's expense.

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We all had to see this coming. Conan O'Brien has released a parody of Matthew McConaughey's new ads for the 2015 Lincoln MKC and remixed them with lines from one of his most critically acclaimed recent roles.

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Lincoln is making the decisive commitment that it wants to improve its brand perception going forward. It can't be cheap to hire A-list talent like Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and director Nicolas Winding Refn, best known for Drive, for its new ad campaign for the 2015 MKC crossover, but the company is showing that it's serious about the new vehicle and its future. The first three of these five commercials are just hitting YouTube, and they begin airing on television on Septe