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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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2018 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Of The Year: And The Winners Are… 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Detroit-Auto-Show, honda, Honda Accord, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC60 on 01 15th, 2018


The ‘Oscars of the automotive industry’ have been handed over to the big winners at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

One of the vehicles that managed to stand out in the 2018 North American Car of the Year awards, turning out to be more popular than the other two finalists – Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry, is the new generation Honda Accord.

Unveiled last summer and launched a few months later, it has a more modern styling and higher-tech cabin with new technologies, including 4G LTE connectivity and wireless smartphone charger, and three powertrains, including a hybrid.

Receiving top honors from the jurors is the new Volvo XC60, which walked home with the 2018 Utility of the Year award.

The small luxury SUV faced the Honda Odyssey and Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the final, but it managed to impress the 60 jurors from the United States and Canada, who appreciated its “safety and driver assistance systems” in “a package that exudes Scandinavian design”, according to the NACTOY President, Mark Phelan.

Last, but definitely not least, the Lincoln Navigator has been named 2018 North American Truck of the Year, being favored over the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Ford Expedition.

This is the first time a Lincoln vehicle walks home with such an award, making the brand’s President, Kumar Galhotra, say that the team “is honored to be named the best among such a strong field of competitors”.

The road to the 2019 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year will start this summer, when the nominees will be announced in each category.

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2018 North American Car, Truck, And Utility Of The Year: And The Winners Are… 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Detroit-Auto-Show, honda, Honda Accord, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Reports, VOLVO, Volvo XC60 on 01 15th, 2018


The ‘Oscars of the automotive industry’ have been handed over to the big winners at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

One of the vehicles that managed to stand out in the 2018 North American Car of the Year awards, turning out to be more popular than the other two finalists – Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry, is the new generation Honda Accord.

Unveiled last summer and launched a few months later, it has a more modern styling and higher-tech cabin with new technologies, including 4G LTE connectivity and wireless smartphone charger, and three powertrains, including a hybrid.

Receiving top honors from the jurors is the new Volvo XC60, which walked home with the 2018 Utility of the Year award.

The small luxury SUV faced the Honda Odyssey and Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the final, but it managed to impress the 60 jurors from the United States and Canada, who appreciated its “safety and driver assistance systems” in “a package that exudes Scandinavian design”, according to the NACTOY President, Mark Phelan.

Last, but definitely not least, the Lincoln Navigator has been named 2018 North American Truck of the Year, being favored over the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Ford Expedition.

This is the first time a Lincoln vehicle walks home with such an award, making the brand’s President, Kumar Galhotra, say that the team “is honored to be named the best among such a strong field of competitors”.

The road to the 2019 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year will start this summer, when the nominees will be announced in each category.

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NHTSA May Get Ford To Recall 1.4 Million Pickups And SUVs 3
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Lincoln Navigator, NHTSA, Recalls, Reports, SUV, Trucks on 01 3rd, 2018


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may get Ford to widen a recall for vehicles with faulty transmissions.

In 2016, the car manufacturer recalled 153,000 vehicles as their automatic transmissions could unexpectedly shift into first gear. Vehicles impacted included select F-150, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Mustang models.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the NHTSA is now investigating whether the recall should have in fact included up to 1.4 million F-150s, Navigators, and Expeditions from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years.

According to the NHTSA, a number of owners have complained, stating that Ford’s repairs didn’t work.

Ford says it is cooperating with the investigation.

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Alright, Alright: Matthew McConaughey Doesn’t Say A Word In New 2018 Lincoln Navigator Ad 28
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in celebrities, commercials, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Videos, video on 12 28th, 2017


Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey is back behind the wheel of a Lincoln, just in time for the NCAA football playoffs.

The new ad campaign, dubbed ‘Perfect Rhythm’, will feature two spots starring McConaughey and the 2018 Navigator, this being the first one.

“Perfect rhythm refers to the feeling you get in those situations when everything comes together,” said Lincoln marketing exec, John Emmert. “This is our most spacious, refined and capable Navigator ever, combining modern luxury with advanced technology that elevates every passenger’s experience.”

The video was shot in the Pacific Northwest by cinematographer Wally Pfister, who also worked on the “That’s Continental” campaign. The concept was to have McConaughey pull up to a railroad crossing and start an impromptu concert, although no train is in sight.

“This piece is all about energy,” added Emmert. “You see Matthew in control. He starts a rhythm and it builds, and he becomes the master of his experience. We’ve overlaid a complex sound design as a freight train enters the scene and rumbles by. There’s this wonderful crescendo of light and sound that builds and then ends as suddenly as it begins.”

The two-part campaign will air as a TV ad during the January 1st College Football Playoffs, starting with this 60-second video. A second spot will then air later on in the month.

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If You Like HUDs Then You’ll Love What Lincoln Has Done With The Navigator 22
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Videos, Tech, video on 12 22nd, 2017


Lincoln needed a reason to brag about the advanced head-up display of the new Navigator and what better opportunity to do it than during the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year.

Lincoln claims that the HUD unit in the new Navigator is a state-of-the-art system based on a chip with 400,000 sturdy mirrors and a higher refresh rate than other system on the market, employing the same digital light processing technology used in movie theaters.

All this jargon means that the Navigator’s HUD is visible even in bright sunlight and offers a big, customizable display that shifts around the chosen information based on its importance at that given moment.

“A typical head-up display duplicates information displayed on the cluster,” said Anthony King, development lead on Lincoln’s all-new head-up display. “But this display makes for a unique and easy-to-use experience for our clients. This eminently visible head-up display and the instrument cluster serve to complement each other to ensure Lincoln clients look forward to every time behind the wheel.”

If you wanted to find out which head-up display might be the best, now you know. Lincoln offers their advanced head-up display in both the new Navigator, as well as in the Continental.

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If You Like HUDs Then You’ll Love What Lincoln Has Done With The Navigator 22
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Videos, Tech, video on 12 22nd, 2017


Lincoln needed a reason to brag about the advanced head-up display of the new Navigator and what better opportunity to do it than during the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year.

Lincoln claims that the HUD unit in the new Navigator is a state-of-the-art system based on a chip with 400,000 sturdy mirrors and a higher refresh rate than other system on the market, employing the same digital light processing technology used in movie theaters.

All this jargon means that the Navigator’s HUD is visible even in bright sunlight and offers a big, customizable display that shifts around the chosen information based on its importance at that given moment.

“A typical head-up display duplicates information displayed on the cluster,” said Anthony King, development lead on Lincoln’s all-new head-up display. “But this display makes for a unique and easy-to-use experience for our clients. This eminently visible head-up display and the instrument cluster serve to complement each other to ensure Lincoln clients look forward to every time behind the wheel.”

If you wanted to find out which head-up display might be the best, now you know. Lincoln offers their advanced head-up display in both the new Navigator, as well as in the Continental.

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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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Cadillac Offers $5,000 Off An Escalade To Tackle New Lincoln Navigator 8
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac, Cadillac Escalade, Ford, GM, Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Reports on 11 8th, 2017


Cadillac is targeting Lincoln customers with its latest offer on the Escalade, as the new Navigator starts to roll out nationwide.

Any customer that will trade in a 1999 or newer Lincoln model will get a $5000 discount on a Cadillac Escalade, according to Bloomberg which confirmed the offer with GM.

This marks the beginning of an aggressive strategy for Cadillac which understandably wants to defend its dominant luxury SUV against the all-new Lincoln Navigator. Ford is also launching the new Expedition, which is also expected to steal some of the market share GM enjoys in the segment.

Lincoln’s new Navigator starts at $73,250 (including shipping) and comes packed with 75 new features, including WiFi hotspot and clever assist and packaging systems. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade starts at $75,290 (including shipping) and the $5,000 incentive can be grouped with several other deals the company is currently offering to either a purchase or a lease.

Ford’s desire to steal market share from GM in the really profitable full-size SUV segment isn’t a secret. “The profit pool is enormous for these large, body-on-frame SUVs,” Bob Shanks, Ford’s CFO, said earlier this year. “Right now, General Motors gets a disproportionate share of that. We can do better.”

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Sounds Like 2018 Lincoln Navigator Should Have The Competition Worried 30
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Lincoln, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Videos, reviews, video on 10 30th, 2017


The all-new Navigator wants to put Lincoln back on the map of the premium full-SUV land but can it deliver?
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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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Ford Planning To Launch Hybrid Versions Of The Expedition And Navigator 28
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Expedition, Hybrids, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln Navigator, PHEV, Reports on 08 28th, 2017


Ford's hybrid and electric vehicle lineup has been largely overlooked but the company is hoping for greater success in the future thanks to the addition of several new models.
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