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War of the luxury behemoth SUVs

Cadillac is once again defending its full-size luxury Escalade SUV from assault by the hot-selling Lincoln Navigator, offering $10,000 discounts to some current customers to keep them from switching brands.

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The vehicles could roll when put into park

Ford is issuing two separate safety recalls to fix mechanical issues affecting control of the transmissions on certain 2017 and 2018 models. The automaker says it's aware of one reported accident with an injury related to the the first and largest recall.

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Twin-turbo Lincoln SUV goes from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds

Texas tuner John Hennessey wants to steer the 2018 Lincoln Navigator into some serious performance SUV territory, presently dominated by the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Range Rover SVR. Upping the power of Lincoln's range-topping sport-utility, from 450 horsepower to an even 600 hp, is enough to hustle the Navigator from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and run the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 107 mph.

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Tennis star joins Matthew McConaughey as celebrity endorsers.

Tennis star joins Matthew McConaughey as celebrity endorsers.

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$25 million more invested to crank out the full-size SUVs in high demand

A $25 million investment adds to $900 million already announced to meet demand for the hot-selling full-size SUVs.

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We'll keep this list updated as we keep driving new models.

If you have a large family, lots of cargo to haul, or big stuff to tow, you might need a fullsize SUV. These are our favorite large utility vehicles.

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Automatic transmissions shift unexpectedly to first gear

F-150s, Navigators, Expeditions and Mustangs are affected.

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Apparently the steering wheel is a good drum.

And that's about all it says about the Navigator.

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2018 Navigator vs Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX 570, Infiniti QX80 and Mercedes GLS 450

There's an awful lot highlighted in the Navigator column

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Pre-emptive maneuvering in a lucrative segment.

The 2018 Navigator starts at $72,055, compared to $73,995 for the Escalade.

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Aviator, Cosmopolitan, Zephyr and Blackwood are among past names

With the return of Continental and the emergence of the all-new 2018 Navigator as the defacto Lincoln flagship, it doesn't take a cryptographer to read the writing on the wall: Lincoln is re-embracing proper model names. During the 2018 Lincoln Navigator first drive press launch, Lincoln group vice president (and now also Ford's chief marketing officer) Kumar Galhotra confirmed that the switch to Continental from what had been the MKS in Lincoln's lineup has indeed been a positive one as increa

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The old-school Navigator is now the brand's most competitive model.

Luxury by Lincoln, power by Raptor.

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Same aluminum construction, but more horses than its Expedition twin.

The luxury Expedition has arrived.

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We think the Navigator concept was closer to production than we realized.

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Transmissions could mysteriously shift into first on certain 2011 and 2012 models.

Ford will recall certain Mustang, F-150, Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator models from 2011 and 2012 because the gearbox can suddenly shift into first gear. There are three accidents linked to the problem but no injuries.

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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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Lincoln execs don't see a rear-wheel drive niche model on the company's horizon. They first want to focus on the brand's rejuvenation through mainstream vehicles and increased sales.

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2015 Shelby GT, Elon Musk Speaks In Detroit

Episode #414 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Seyth Miersma discuss the new Shelby GT and Elon Musk's recent speech in Detroit.

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It's no secret that Lincoln has received short shrift from the Ford Motor Company for years, and former CEO Alan Mullay even wanted to kill the whole thing off when he ran things. Today, things appear to be trending in a different direction. Fresh investment has helped enable a sizable marketing push for its well-regarded MKC compact crossover, a couple of awards for the company and plant the seeds for a major expansion into China. While the situation is still in the early going, it looks like L

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EcoBoost Authority Does What It Can To Mask An Aging Package

Typically, when I approach a new vehicle launch, it's with a degree of optimism. Nowadays, we just expect that every new vehicle will pose a legitimate challenge to segment leaders. Mid-cycle refreshes, meanwhile, have taken on a greater degree of importance, as customers' preferences for the freshest vehicles remains strong and automakers rush to keep the latest tech in their offerings.