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We hear the question often: do hybrid vehicles really save money? Research company Vincentric, specialized in cost-of-ownership data, studied the matter. In releasing its most recent Hybrid Analysis, the company stated 10 of 31 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterpart. Over the past three years […]

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Lincoln has unveiled its MKX Concept during Auto China 2014 in Beijing. The Lincoln MKX Concept hints at an EcoBoost-powered global SUV that will become the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016. It is designed to capture the attention of consumers worldwide. This unveiling in Beijing marks the first time Lincoln has […]

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To save gas, the Lincoln Navigator will lose its V8 in favor of an EcoBoost V6. Lincoln announced it will introduce its new 2015 Navigator at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 6. For the 2015 model year, exterior design changes are accentuated by the reintroduction of Lincoln’s split-wing grille. Behind that grille, Lincoln is […]

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Ford announced its 2015 Lincoln MKC will start at $33,995, including destination and delivery. The 2015 Lincoln MKC is the brand’s first entry in the small premium utility segment. The CUV will go on sale next year with a MSRP of $33,995, including destination and delivery charges. Ford said this is the most accessible starting […]

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Ford unveiled yesterday its 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle, to be powered by the choice of either a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine or the 2.0-liter EcoBoost. According to Ford, the Lincoln MKC is a unique creation from the ground up with an assortment of first-in-class features. In the company’s own words, “its all-new […]

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New data was released in the quest to provide an answer to the new-old question: are hybrids the wiser option money-wise. Vincentric announced its 2013 Hybrid Analysis on October 22, in which 13 of 33 hybrid vehicles were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their all-gasoline counterparts. Although this is an increase of […]

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Ford’s new Fusion hybrid is gaining in popularity in Canada. While not providing exact sales numbers, Ford of Canada said Ford Fusion Hybrid sales were up 209 percent when compared to March 2012. Meanwhile, the regular ICE-powered Fusion sales increased 26 percent. The same pattern happened on the Lincoln side with MKZ Hybrid sales rising […]

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Launched late last year, the redesigned 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers substantially improved fuel economy over the 2012 model and is a significant component in the Ford division’s plans to improve its market position. The midsize luxury car, Lincoln notes, is the first Lincoln created by a dedicated team in its new Lincoln Design Studio. […]

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How does 41 city mpg/36 highway sound for a midsize luxury sedan that offers a long list of interior bells and whistles? If that grabbed your attention, then test drive the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Or, if you can wait until late fall, an all-new 2013 model ups the fuel economy numbers to an expected […]

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During the early days of hybrids, potential buyers worried about performance problems or the reliability of the battery pack. Those days are long gone, and hybrids have a proven track record of safety and reliability. Now, for Sherif Marakby, Ford’s director of electrification programs and engineering, it’s all about bringing down the cost. Fortunately, with […]

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