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Ford US Auto Sales - August 2016

Ford US Auto Sales - August 2016

DEARBORN, Mich.—Lincoln sales rose 7 percent in the U.S. in August versus a year ago with 9,243 vehicles sold, while Ford Motor Company vans reached best-ever August sales with 20,355 vehicles sold. Overall U.S. company sales totaled 214,482 vehicles, an 8 percent decline. Retail sales totaled 168,543 vehicles for th ... Continue reading

2016 Lincoln MKX - Self-driving, Almost! A Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2016 Lincoln MKX - Self-driving, Almost! A Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2016 LINCOLN MKX Self-driving, almost! By Larry Nutson Senior Editor, Chicago Bureau Chief The Auto Channel (DSC_4379) Self-driving or autonomous cars have been in the news a lot lately. So much so that you might think they will be hitting the streets any day now. Well, don’t hold your breath. Nearly all the aut ... Continue reading

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Washington DC August 12, 2016; The AIADA online newsletter reported that according to the website Priceonomics the Toyota brand and its gas-electric hybrid Prius are the winners in keeping maintenance costs low in the long run and luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz are on the high end of maintenance costs. Over t ... Continue reading

2016 Lincoln MKX Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2016 Lincoln MKX Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

The new hot rod Lincoln, not your dead uncle's towncar DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS What we have here is a new form of hot rod Lincoln. Yes, the 2016 MKX is a luxury crossover far-removed in style and substance than the stripped-down Lincoln-powered Ford Model A-based hot rod of Charlie Ryan’s much-covered 1 ... Continue reading

Ford US Auto Sales July 2016

Ford US Auto Sales July 2016

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford Motor Company’s total truck sales, including pickups and vans, grew 5 percent in July versus a year ago with 87,104 sold. Overall company U.S. sales were down 3 percent, with 216,479 total vehicles sold. Fleet sales – sales to large companies, government customers and rental car companies – ... Continue reading

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

TUSTIN, Calif., July 21, 2016 -- Automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, Inc. today announced the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA), recognizing vehicles that best meet their owner's expectations and desires. The 2016 awards are based on responses from over 65,000 owners of new model year 2015 and 2016 vehic ... Continue reading

Americans Want Big Cars and Pickups... Detroit Wants to Build Big... So Let's Have Big...BUT! (Originally Published April 2009)

Americans Want Big Cars and Pickups... Detroit Wants to Build Big... So Let's Have Big...BUT! (Originally Published April 2009)

By Bob Gordon and Marc Rauch, Co-Publishers and owners of The Auto Channel. Spacious, roomy, profitable big vehicles; it’s what the people want and it’s what the American car makers want to build. According to all reports in recent years (before the depression really hit), GM, Ford and Chrysler made all t ... Continue reading

Ford Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Ford Announces Senior Leadership Changes

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford Motor Company today is announcing changes in its senior leadership team in Europe, South America and Ford Smart Mobility LLC as it continues to deliver the company’s plan for profitable growth. Barb Samardzich, vice president and chief operating officer, Ford of Europe, has elected to retire Oc ... Continue reading

2015-16 Lincoln Navigator 4x4 Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2015-16 Lincoln Navigator 4x4 Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS Classic SUV with spacious luxury and comfort Yes "Back To The Future Day" was a recent bit of pop-culture humor, but isn't this week's Lincoln Navigator taking it a bit too far? Nothing says "late `90s luxury SUV boom" quite like the original, introduced for model year 1998 partway ... Continue reading

Cars.com Ranks Compact SUVs in Partial Segment Challenge

Cars.com Ranks Compact SUVs in Partial Segment Challenge

CHICAGO, July 13, 2016 -- Cars.com experts put five of the most popular compact SUVs through a series of tests to determine the best option for shoppers in its annual Compact SUV Challenge. Contenders included the 2017 Ford Escape, 2016 Honda CR-V, 2016 Hyundai Tucson, 2016 Kia Sportage and the 2016 Toyota RAV4. After ... Continue reading

2017 North American Car Of The Year Final Nominees

2017 North American Car Of The Year Final Nominees

2017 North American Car Of The Year Final Nominees ... Continue reading

Ford Motor Company First Half Sales in China Up Six Percent, Accelerating Past Half Million Mark

Ford Motor Company First Half Sales in China Up Six Percent, Accelerating Past Half Million Mark

SHANGHAI—Ford Motor Company continued its strong performance in China with vehicle sales in the first half for Ford, Lincoln and its joint ventures reaching 577,097 vehicles, a 6 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Vehicle sales for Ford and its joint ventures in the first half were up 5 percent ove ... Continue reading

June 2016 Ford US Auto Sales

June 2016 Ford US Auto Sales

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford Motor Company’s first-half total U.S. sales grew 5 percent with 1,353,048 vehicles sold – its best first-half performance since 2006. June sales were up 6 percent, with 240,109 vehicles sold. Ford truck performance remains the standout for the first half of the year. The company sold ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles - Solution or Diversion?

Electric Vehicles - Solution or Diversion?

Electric Vehicles, growing EV hype is not only strange and unsettling but good for Big Oil and very dangerous for America. Big Power has aligned itself with Big Oil to take American eyes off of a quick, easy and very doable solution to rid the United States' of its addiction to both foreign and domestic oil based fuels ... Continue reading

Ford May 2016 US Sales - F-Series Truck Sales Up 9 Percent, Vans Best May Sales in 38 Years

Ford May 2016 US Sales - F-Series Truck Sales Up 9 Percent, Vans Best May Sales in 38 Years

DEARBORN, Mich.—Ford Motor Company F-Series pickups posted a 9 percent gain in May, while Ford van sales reached their best May sales since 1978. The company’s total U.S. sales of 235,997 vehicles declined 6 percent versus a year ago. Ford F-Series sales of 67,412 pickups marked a 9 percent increase, boosting ... Continue reading

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