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Ford Announces Collision Avoidance with Brake Support
Ford Announces Collision Avoidance with Brake Support

Hot on the heels of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety accolades (five new Top Safety Pick awards for a fleet total of 16), Ford Motor Company rolls out Collision Avoidance with Brake Support. The system mirrors functionality found on many upscale European luxury vehicles and will be optional...Read More»

2009 Lincoln Navigator L
2009 Lincoln Navigator Is Fuel Economy Class Leader

What to do when you are a dinosaur among a herd of gazelles? Brag that you are the sprightliest dino out there, even though the gazelles may be laughing hysterically and running circles around you. Dino: "But I can carry seven people! And tow things!" Crossover Gazelle: "Uh, yeah. So can I. And I...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
2010 Lincoln MKT Shows a Little More Skin

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you a new batch of spy photos of the 2010 Lincoln MKT--then we brought you the scoop on Ford's production plans for the new Lincoln crossover from a secret backgrounder held during the Pebble Beach Concours. Today, WorldCarFans is showing off the latest spy shots of...Read More»

2008 Lincoln MKT Concept
2010 Lincoln MKT Gets Green Light

Ford says the 2010 Lincoln MKT has the green light for production, and will be shown off at January's Detroit auto show. The MKT is based on a concept from last year's Detroit show. A three-row crossover, the MKT is derived from the mechanical set that also spawned the 2009 Ford Flex, but Lincoln...Read More»

Audi V-8 engine
The V-8 Is Dead -- Long Live the V-8

The V-8 is dead. Long live the V-8. Probably nothing is more symbolic of America’s love affair with the automobile than the classic eight-banger. It’s the engine of choice for muscle car knuckle-draggers, luxury car aficionados, and truck haulers alike. And until recently, V-8s were stuffed...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Ford's Big Plan Boosts Small Cars, Mercury--and Ranger

  Ford's plan for restructuring the company includes a comprehensive move into smaller crossover vehicles and European cars, and gives the evergreen Ranger yet another reprieve from the chopping block. The plan, announced this morning by the company as it faces an $8.7 billion net loss for the...Read More»

2009 Lincoln MKS
2009 Lincoln MKS: Hope for the Hopeless?

Lincoln just let us drive its new 2009 MKS. This handsome five-passenger sedan will be in dealerships in just a few weeks. Our burning question is, Will anybody care? We ponder this sincerely, especially after talking with members of Lincoln's marketing team who told us that "Lincoln" means nothing...Read More»

Ford Sync - in Navigator
Navigation Tech Sales to Hit $62 Billion

When the South Korean carmaker Hyundai recently announced plans to introduce a Microsoft-based navigation and communications system into its cars, it underscored the dramatic transformation of today’s automobiles. While they may remain, at their most fundamental, mechanical devices, the modern...Read More»

Mutant 2010 Lincoln MKT Spied!

Lincoln seems to be heading into production with a new big crossover vehicle shown as a concept at this year's Detroit auto show. The 2010 Lincoln MKT was spotted on a Detroit freeway, wearing a nose bra to cover its vital Lincoln bits. This was the first time our spies have seen the MKT mule at...Read More»

Ford Converting to Electric Power Steering

Ford is making the switch -- from hydraulic to electric power steering (EPS). Ford said today that it plans to fit 80 to 90 percent of its cars with a new electronic power steering (EPS) system by 2012. Ford says the system will improve the fuel economy, performance, and reliability of all the cars...Read More»

Second Opinion: Lincoln MKZ

I like its sense of style, especially the retro-binnacled interior, but I wasn't entirely a happy camper after a brief weekend in the 2008 edition of the Lincoln MKZ. Let's put the blame where it belongs, with my parents. I have short legs and a long torso. So when I clamber into most vehicles...Read More»

Rear-Drive Making Comeback at Ford, News Says

While the auto industry frets over the implications of new CAFE rules and how to meet the tough new fuel-economy standards, Ford is pressing ahead in a plan to bring new rear-drive vehicles to the U.S. market. The new vehicles, the Detroit News reports this morning, would include a new Mustang; a...Read More»

Ford Nears Decision on Lincoln MKT Show Car

In fits and starts, the Ford Motor Co. is pushing to revive the Lincoln Brand with a range of new models that can build on the momentum of the MKZ sedan and MKX crossover. That pair of products has helped Ford's erstwhile luxury nameplate reverse a long slide in sales. However, keeping the product...Read More»

Mercury Is Ford's Million Dollar Baby

If you're fishing around for metaphors to describe Ford's predicament with Mercury, you don't need to look much further than Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby. It's probably spoiler-safe now to point out now, three years after it took Best Picture, that after some low-level glory, Baby's heroine...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

TCC readers, we laud your taste: your favorite car review from January was also one of our favorite test cars in recent memory. And yet you’re pessimistic on gas prices? Maybe you’ll cheer up now that the smart fortwo is on sale--even though the chances of getting lucky in the back seat are...Read More»

More Hot Server Action: Your Ten Most Popular Vehicles

With last month’s Detroit auto show and its hordes of concept cars, production cars, and high-resolution photography, it’s understandable why all the top vehicle searches in January at TheCarConnection.com were vehicles shown in Detroit. Maybe TCC readers are looking for a Jeep alternative, but...Read More»

Hey, Grille! MKZ Gets Re-Nosed

The Lincoln MKZ is getting another thorough facelift, as evidenced by this prototype caught prowling the streets of Dearborn. The MKZ has suffered an identity crisis since its inception, as it endured continued styling tweaks and a name change (from Zephyr to MKZ) one year into its lifespan. The...Read More»

Sustainability a 'Talking Point' for Lincoln

The Lincoln MKT wagon (or crossover, depending on how you see it) unveiled this morning by Ford's president of the Americas, Mark Fields, and design director Peter Horbury wasn't a complete surprise. But the over-the-top use of sustainable, environmentally friendly materials was. The MKT's body...Read More»

How Low Can Ford Go?

How low can you go? That was the question repeatedly posed to Ford CEO Alan Mulally over dinner, Tuesday night. It was neither rhetorical, nor personal; Ford’s not launching campaign-style attack ads. But the automaker, which not all that long ago controlled a healthy 25 percent share of the U.S...Read More»

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