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Ford Adds Over 360,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall 19
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Expedition, Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, ford ranger, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator, Mercury, Mercury Milan, Recalls, Reports on 01 19th, 2018


Ford is recalling even more models equipped with faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata. The latest action, which is part of the NHTSA's planned expansion, counts a total of 364,523 vehicles, 327,796 of which are in the United States and federalized territories, and 36,727 in Canada.
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New Lincoln Nautilus Celebrated On Film 30
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LA Auto Show, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Nautilus, Lincoln Videos, new cars, video on 11 30th, 2017


Lincoln have started changing the nomenclature of their models, with the first one to arrive with a new moniker being the updated MKX, aka Nautilus.

Unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the premium midsize SUV is being celebrated on film, where the Ford-owned brand uses words such as “beauty meets serenity” to describe it.

Regardless if you’re a fan of its exterior design, with a front end that’s similar to the Lincoln Continental, new tail lamps joined together by a lights strip, and generously-sized wheels, the carmaker will start rolling out the first units next year, as it’s scheduled to arrive at dealers nationwide in mid-2018.

Customers can choose between the three distinctive exterior and interior themes, sold under the Black Label moniker, including the Chalet, Thoroughbred, and Gala, with the latest one being shown in the SUV’s official launch film.

Moreover, they will also have to decide whether the entry-level 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is the one to go for, with 245hp, or if the larger 2.7-liter unit, rated at 335hp, is the smart choice. Both of them are paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and get standard stop/start tech.

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Lincoln Brings Back Names With 2019 Nautilus, A Continental-Faced MKX 29
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, LA Auto Show, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Nautilus, new cars on 11 29th, 2017


Lincoln has taken the wraps off the all-new 2019 Nautilus at the LA Auto Show as a direct replacement to the MKX.

A mid-size luxury SUV, the Lincoln Nautilus will be available with two different engines. The entry-level one is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivering an estimated 245 hp. Sitting at the top of the range is a turbocharged 2.7-liter engine delivering 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Beyond using forced induction, this engine also has direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and include Auto Start-Stop capability as standard.

From a design standpoint, there’s absolutely no mistaking the Nautilus from the SUV it replaces. In fact, its front fascia bares a striking resemblance to the Lincoln Continental and is characterized by a prominent chrome grille with distinctive headlights and LED daytime running lights.

In the cabin, Lincoln has implemented a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, hand-stitched leather steering wheel, and a large central touchscreen with SYNC 3 and supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If customers want the best Lincoln can offer, Ultra Comfort seats can be installed up front, complete with 22 ways of adjustment. Both 13-speaker and 19-speaker Revel audio systems are also offered.

As you’d expect from a premium SUV of this kind, the Nautilus has a suite of safety and convenience systems. Among these are adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping aid, active park assist, and an auto-hold feature that holds the car without the brake pedal.

Lincoln has also introduced its Black Label experience to the Nautilus. Beyond offering customers a range of membership privileges, Lincoln Black Label adds three distinctive interior and exterior themes to the SUV.

The first, dubbed Chalet, comes complete with Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and Silverwood accents. The second, coined Thoroughbred, aims to celebrate the elite lifestyle of horse racing and combines Rich Venetian leathers with Alcantara, Jet Black, and Chilean Maple wood accents. The third is Gala, inspired by New York’s Met Gala. It consists of Carmine leather, Onyx leather and an Alcantara headliner. A number of aluminum touches are also included.

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will reach Lincoln dealerships this summer.

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus Is The Facelifted MKX 28
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in featured, LA Auto Show, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Nautilus, new cars, Top 5 on 11 28th, 2017


After waiting all day for Lincoln to show us that mystery vehicle they teased us with yesterday, the 2019 Nautilus SUV has just surfaced on YouTube ahead of schedule.

All we knew until today was that this new model was meant to “make a lasting impression”, and that it was going to be on display in LA next to the 2019 MKC. What we’re finding out though is that the Nautilus isn’t exactly all-new, but rather a significant update for the MKX.

The new name also brings with it a new design, where the front end resembles a Continental’s, which does help make the SUV look a little more elegant. The rear end however hasn’t been changed significantly.

In similar fashion to the 2019 MKC, the Nautilus also features a more traditional grille rather than that winged designed you saw on the 2017 MKX, while its headlights are smaller and no longer make contact with the grille, as they did before the facelift.

Inside, the changes are subtle, yet they’re there if you look close enough. For starters, there’s a new steering wheel, noticeably different than the one found on the 2017 MKX or even the new 2019 MKC. It features a clearer three-spoke design, and a new layout for the multifunction buttons. New trims, materials and colors are also to be expected, and the digital gauge cluster is a strong 2018-worthy addition.

As for the engine range and full list of features, we should know more about the Nautilus once Lincoln sends out the press release. Keep in mind that the MKX previously made use of a 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, and a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

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Lincoln To Offer Hybrid Versions Of Its Entire Lineup, New Aviator Due In 2019 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator, PHEV, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


Last month, reports surfaced that Lincoln was preparing to launch two new hybrids but that could be the tip of the iceberg.
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Lincoln To Offer Hybrid Versions Of Its Entire Lineup, New Aviator Due In 2019 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator, PHEV, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


Last month, reports surfaced that Lincoln was preparing to launch two new hybrids but that could be the tip of the iceberg.
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Lincoln To Offer Hybrid Versions Of Its Entire Lineup, New Aviator Due In 2019 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator, PHEV, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


Last month, reports surfaced that Lincoln was preparing to launch two new hybrids but that could be the tip of the iceberg.
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Takata Strikes Again – Ford And Lincoln Recall 32,000 Cars In North America 2
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Edge, Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKX, Recalls, Reports on 03 2nd, 2017


Following a notification received from Takata, Ford is addressing owners of certain vehicles to replace their frontal airbag module.
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Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall By 816,000 Vehicles In North America 13
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, ford ranger, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury, Mercury Milan, Recalls, Reports on 01 13th, 2017


Following a previous announcement made by Honda earlier this week, Ford has gone down the same road and is now recalling more vehicles fitted with the defective Takata-made airbag inflators.
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Ford Suspends Production Of Several Models In The US And Mexico As Demand Drops 18
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKX, Mexico, Reports on 10 18th, 2016


Ford has announced that it will temporarily idle four plants over the next few weeks, as demand for the vehicles produced there has slipped.
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Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall By 1.9 Million Vehicles 2
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, ford ranger, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls on 06 2nd, 2016


Defective front passenger airbag inflators prompted Ford Motor Company to add almost 2 million vehicles in their latest safety campaign.
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Ford Recalls 270,000 F-150’s Over Faulty Brakes Alleged To Be Connected To 9 Accidents 25
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Recalls on 05 25th, 2016


Ford Motor Company is conducting a safety campaign on more than 270,000 units of the F-150 sold across North America.
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D’oh! Lincoln Places Chinese Trim On 5 US Market 2016 MKX SUVs, Issues Recall 25
May
Posted by John Halas in Ford, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Recalls, Reports on 05 25th, 2016


If the 2016 MKX was a collectible, five examples of the SUV on which Lincoln’s employees mistakenly used a trim cover originally intended for Chinese export models, none of their owners would have an incentive to get them fixed.
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2016 Lincoln MKX Crashes Its Way Into An IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus 22
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in IIHS, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Videos, video on 05 22nd, 2016


The 2016 MKX has crashed its way into a Top Safety Pick Plus rating in the latest session conducted by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Women Are Fueling Lincoln Sales According To Study 7
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lincoln, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKX, Reports on 04 7th, 2016


A recent analysis of IHS Automotive vehicle registration data has revealed that women are driving demand for Lincoln's newest models, especially their luxurious SUVs.
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