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2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Recalled For Transmission Flaw
2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Hot on the heels of yesterday's twin recalls of the 2013 Ford Escape, Ford Motor Company has issued a new recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. According to Detroit News, the sedan suffers from a problem with its transmission, which could allow the vehicle to roll after being...Read More»

2014 Cadillac SRX
Cadillac Leads Lincoln In Luring Buyers Back To The Brand

A couple of days ago, we discussed Lincoln's "Hello, Again" rebranding campaign, which raised the question, "Is producing independent short films the best way to attract new buyers?" It's too early to answer that, but according to marketing firm YouGov, Cadillac is already doing a better job with...Read More»

'A Likely Story', the screwball comedy reimagined, courtesy of Lincoln
Ford Teams Up With Vanity Fair & Indie Directors To Reinvent Lincoln: Will It Work?

Old Spice, Wendy's, MySpace: rebranding campaigns are everywhere these days. Now, Ford is trying its hand at the "re-invigoration" game with a new series of videos that aim to dust off the Lincoln name. It's called the Lincoln Reimagine Project, and it's an element of Lincoln's larger "Hello...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Center Stage
Lincoln Debuts 'Black Label' Trims For High-End Customers

In the world of luxury goods, "black label" means "swanky". There's black label clothing. Black label fragrance. Black label booze. And of course, the elusive black label American Express card, which is technically called the "Centurion Card", but you get the point. And now, in its quest to...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKS
2013 Lincoln MKS, Ford Taurus, Explorer Recalled For Defective Child Safety Locks

Ford is recalling certain 2013 model year Lincoln MKS sedans, Ford Taurus sedans and Ford Explorer crossovers to fix a problem with child safety locks. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ
2013 Lincoln MKZ Recalled For Electrical Shock Risk

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year Lincoln MKZ luxury cars to fix an issue with electrical cords that could result in electrical shock. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the number of vehicles potentially...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKC Concept
Lincoln MKC Concept: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

The Lincoln MKC concept crossover could be the brand's next shot at relevance, but it likely will have to wait another year--until at least spring of 2014--to make the transition from Detroit Auto Show dream to showroom reality. The MKC is the Ford Motor Company brand's version of the compact...Read More»

MyFord Touch system in the 2014 Ford Fiesta - image: Ford Motor Company
Ford To Update MyFord Touch Infotainment System & Extend Warranties

Good news for current and future Ford owners: according to the Detroit Free Press, the automaker will release an update to its much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system in December, and warranties on the system will be extended by a full two years. The troubles with MyFord Touch and its luxury...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Volt
Sonic Recall, Chevrolet Volt Production Halt, Lana Del Rey: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan might be switching battery suppliers for the 2013 Leaf and General Motors plans to halt production of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. We posted our video road test of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and Lincoln expands into China. All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Paul Ryan, Jeep Death Wobble, Pikes Peak Hill Climb Crash: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drove a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWD and spied a 2013 Land Rover Range Rover. A 2012 Fisker Karma caught on fire and we talked about E15 ethanol. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Buick priced the 2013 Verano Turbo from $29,990...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ
2013 Lincoln MKZ Priced From $36,800

Just a day after Lincoln released a configurator and estimated pricing on the 2013 Lincoln MKZ mid-size luxury sedan, prices are now official: the starting base price is $36,800 (including $875 destination charges). The big news is two-fold. First, the pricing is $175 less than that of the...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ
Lincoln Boosts Customer Service, Adds 24/7 Luxury Concierge

Ford has taken heat from critics and consumers who claim that the company hasn't done enough to distinguish its Lincoln brand. If you're one of those folks, perk up: Ford has heard your complaints, and it's launching two new initiatives that should give Lincoln the luxury veneer it needs. The...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ concept
2013 Lincoln MKZ Concept: Detroit Auto Show Video

Ford is carving out a new future for its Lincoln brand, and the renovation begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan. A concept version of the new four-door emerged at the 2012 Detroit auto show, wearing some of the styling themes that soon will grace the entire luxury lineup, and with some new...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Ford, Hyundai Ace Loyalty Studies From Polk, J.D. Power

Customer retention is a huge focus in the automotive world -- in fact, earlier this week at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, General Motors' Mark Reuss listed it among his top three priorities*. However, two recent studies show that Ford and Hyundai currently do the best job of keeping customers in the...Read More»

Lincoln MKZ Concept, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Lincoln MKZ Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

GM has the new 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan waiting in the wings, and at Ford, the mission's almost the same--to snare more entry-level luxury-sedan buyers. That task begins with the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, making its debut as a concept car at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Lincoln's mission is a little more...Read More»

Snoop Dogg
The Price Is Right, G: Snoop Dogg Helps Give Away '62 Lincoln On TV

Wait, what was that? Was that Snoop Dogg--former rap bad boy and softcore star, on...The Price is Right? Snoop took to the airwaves yesterday, on Drew Carey's version of TPIR, one of daytime's longest-running game shows. Now that Bob Barker's free to spay and neuter anything he wants in retirement...Read More»

Funeral procession for Kim Jong-il, led by a Lincoln Continental
Kim Jong-Il Takes One Last Drive -- In A Lincoln Continental

If you're an American of a certain age, it was hard not to watch news coverage of Kim Jong-il's funeral procession, lined with thousands of keening North Koreans, and not think of that Simpsons episode about the charlatan called "The Leader". And if you looked a little closer, there was more irony...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKT
2013 Lincoln MKT: Full-Size Luxury Crossover Gets A Refresh

With its recent debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2013 Lincoln MKT full-size luxury crossover may not look all that different, but there are actually quite a few changes inside and out. As hinted in TheCarConnection coverage of the 2013 MKT, the automaker is undoubtedly counting on this...Read More»

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