Showing posts in the category of Lincoln MKZ

2017 Lincoln MKZ Delivers Matthew McConaughey A Hot Towel In New Ad

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Lincoln has put together three new commercials as part of their new 'It's like that' campaign featuring Matthey McConaughey and the 2017 MKZ.

Lincoln's 400HP 2017 MKZ To Start From $43,575

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Following its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new Lincoln MKZ is getting ready to arrive at dealerships this summer.

These Are The Top 10 Cars With The Most Loyal Buyers

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According to a recent analysis of loyalty rates from Forbes, which sourced data compiled by Experian Automotive, the Range Rover sits atop a list of cars most likely to be bought again by brand-loyal customers.

2017 MKZ Gets 400HP, Becomes The Most Powerful Lincoln Ever

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Lincoln's 2017 MKZ sedan gets an exclusive 400hp turbo V6 to go along with its mid-cycle facelift.

Matthew McConaughey Is Still Contemplative in New Lincoln MKZ Commercials [w/Videos]

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Lincoln’s MKC commercials have spawned many parodies, but that hasn’t affected the automaker’s collaboration with Matthew McConaughey. On the contrary, the actor returns for two new ads for the Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid that will begin airing on January 1, 2015.

Lincoln Black Label Launches On MKZ, MKC With Upgraded Materials And Dealer Experience

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Still sounding like a whiskey, the Lincoln Black Label series tries to pull the brand up in the prestige ranks among luxury brands.

Ford to Inject $5 Billion Into Lincoln to Compete Against BMW, Mercedes

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Ford wants to restore Lincoln to its former glory and is willing to spend big in order to turn its luxury brand into a worthy competitor for Cadillac and other premium automakers.

Lincoln MKZ and MKC Start from $51,660 and $55,590 in China

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One has to be a really big fan of Lincoln to buy its products in China, as the MKZ sedan and MKC crossover are priced more than 50 percent higher than in their home market.

Lincoln has officially launched the MKZ and MKC in China, with prices starting from 315,800 yuan ($51,660 at today’s exchange rates) for the MKZ and 339,800 yuan ($55,590) for the MKC.

Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles in North America for Airbag Issue

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Ford has announced it is recalling 850,050 2013-2014 C-MAX, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America for a “potential issue” with the restraints control module.

First Shipment of Lincoln Vehicles Arrives in China

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The success of Ford’s turnaround plan for Lincoln depends significantly on China, the world’s largest car market, where Lincoln will officially debut in late October.

Ford Lowers Fuel Economy Rating for Six Models After EPA Found Discrepancies

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Ford has confirmed the lowering of efficiency ratings for six of its models, after the EPA retested the vehicles and discovered a significant discrepancy between what the manufacturer had declared and what the cars were actually capable of achieving in the real world.

The CNET Take on the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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It seems that the best thing CNET can say about the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sedan is that it’s unusual (in a positive way) for not costing more than the regular non-hybrid  model.

Lincoln Uses Direct Comparison to Lexus ES to Promote MKZ Sedan

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The Lincoln brand as a whole is still frankly a bit stale, so they are using a targeted approach to their advertising. Not only are they focusing almost exclusively on their most well-known model, the MKZ (hybrid), but have also brought along a Lexus ES to…compare.

Ford Doubles Production of the MKZ Hybrid for the 2014 Model Year

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Ford said it will double production of the MKZ Hybrid sedan for the 2014 model year, with forty percent dedicated to building the hybrid variant, according to Raj Nair, Ford’s vice president of global product development. The current 2013 MKZ Hybrid accounted for 20 percent of total MKZ production.

Future Cars: A Lincoln Luxury Coupe of MKZ Proportions

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Lincoln must be one of the most harshly critiqued brands in recent times; from the stigma of being too closely aligned to Ford's mainstream products to its polarizing design language. Either way, critics have been rather vocal about what direction the company should head - if any at all.

Criticisms should be squarely leveled at those PAG-era (Premier Auto Group) directors who thought acquiring European prestige brands would yield great benefits - of which never transpired. This meant Lincoln was left to flounder while resources were directed towards Volvo, Jaguar, Range Rover and Aston Martin. Today PAG is gone - dissected and sold off, which means Lincoln now has the Blue-Oval's full attention, resources and determination to see the brand prosper.

Ford Issues 3 Separate Recall Actions, the Biggest of Which Concerns 465,000 Cars

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The Blue Oval has been hit with three different recalls over problems with engine block heaters, missing steering gear parts and a fire risk caused by fuel delivery modules, The Detroit News reported.

The biggest recall action is for fuel tanks that may leak. It covers more than 465,000 vehicles worldwide, 390,000 of which in the United States and about 23,000 in Canada, including the 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion and Police Interceptor crossovers and sedans, and Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ models.

Ford Hybrid Sales in the First Five Months of 2013 Beat 2010 Full-Year Record

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Ford announced it has surpassed its previous full-year hybrid sales record set in 2010 of 35,496 vehicles in the first five months of 2013. Through May, Ford is projected to sell around 37,000 hybrid vehicles, accounting for an increase of around 375 percent over the same period last year.

New Lincoln MKZ Sells in Record Numbers in April

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It seems that Lincoln is on its way to recover from the failed launch of the new 2013 MKZ, with proof coming in the form of the company’s April sales figures.

According to Ford’s executive VP of global marketing, Jim Farley, the luxury automaker’s stylish sedan is “right around the 4,000-unit sales mark,” which means it sold more last month than it did from January through March, when a total of 3,758 units were shifted.

Lincoln May Re-Launch 2013 MKZ After Embarrassing Production Delays

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The Lincoln MKZ launch fiasco has prompted Ford to consider a re-launch of its luxury mid-size sedan, as production of the Ford Fusion-based car is finally nearing normal levels.

Ford is now analyzing how big of a re-launch is needed to make potential buyers once again aware of its new model. Ford decided to curb production of the MKZ just as the first units began reaching dealerships late last year, fearing that the new Lincoln could be affected by the same quality issues as the 2013 Ford Fusion sedan and Escape crossover.

My Selection of the Most Promising Crop of Current Models from Detroit's Big Three

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The US automotive industry used to represent so much more than just the Big Three, which are no longer automakers in the romantic sense, but multinational corporations that make cars. In my view, the American automotive industry sector was at its peak in the 1930s, and then it slowly faded into a mentality of bigger is better in the 1970s. By the year 2008, the remaining three major forces admitted defeat and it was only thanks to Obama's controversial bailout scheme that they are still here today.

Now, while in the 1990s, and even up until 2008, many American cars were for the most part mediocre when compared to the standard set by the Japanese and Europeans, they now seem to be making a worthy comeback, with models which would appeal to any potential car buyer in the world as genuinely enticing propositions. However, don't mistake this for a buying guide, because it's not – it is my selection of promising American cars.