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Ford Posts $1.6 Billion Fourth-Quarter Profit, 2012 Full-Year Profit of $5.7 Billion

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Ford Motor Company finished 2012 on a high note, and revealed today that it recorded net income of $1.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. That’s up from $1.03 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. As a result, Ford’s full-year net income rose to $5.7 billion — up from $5.66 billion in 2011. Ford attributes the success to continuing strong sales in North America; last the company’s U.S. sales rose 4.7 percent to 2.25 ...

Lincoln Navigator to Drop V-8 for EcoBoost V-6, Expedition May Get V-6 and V-8

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Motor Trend has confirmed with global Lincoln director Matt VanDyke that the Navigator SUV will survive the brand shakeup and will feature EcoBoost V-6 power. While the upcoming Navigator could go without an available V-8. the mechanically related Ford Expedition, however, may well hang onto its V-8. Expect Ford’s successful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 under the hood of the next-generation Lincoln Navigator, likely in 365 hp and 410 lb-ft spec, a nice bump from the existing truck’s 310 ...

Ford Moves 190,000 Units in February, Lincoln Moves A Lot Less

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Now that Ford has revamped almost all of its models, it’s turning to overhaul Lincoln. Will it work? Well, if Ford’s sales numbers are any indication, the future looks rosy. The Blue Oval brand sold 190,939 vehicles last month, an increase of 10.9 percent, but Lincoln moved a paltry 4883 units, a nosedive of 29.4 percent. Luckily the automaker wasn’t hampered by Lincoln’s continued stumbling: Ford Motor Company was up 9.3 percent last month, selling ...

Ford to Build 2.0-Liter EcoBoost in Ohio From 2014

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Ford will invest $200 million and add 200 jobs to start production of its 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four at the company’s Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. The four-cylinder is currently built in Valencia, Spain, but is used in several U.S.-market Ford vehicles. Ford’s Cleveland plant was the first domestic factory to build the company’s EcoBoost turbocharged and direct-injected engine series. It currently assembles the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the traditional 3.7-liter V-6 engines. But with Ford aiming to ...

Edsel Chief Designer Roy Brown Dies at 96

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Roy Brown, the chief designer of Ford’s infamous Edsel as well as the more successful Ford Cortina, passed away last Sunday, Hemmings reports. Born October 30, 1916 in Ontario, Canada, Brown was 96. Brown got his start in the auto industry in 1937 at the age of 20. A recent graduate of the Detroit Art Academy, he was hired by GM legend Bill Mitchell for the Cadillac design studio. Brown left Cadillac to lead Oldsmobile’s design ...

MT Poll: Which 2013 Detroit Auto Show Concept is Your Favorite?

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The 2013 North American International Auto Show has come and gone, leaving in its wake a trail of futuristic concept cars intended to stop show-goers in their tracks. Though this year’s Detroit show had far more production-ready concept cars than years past, there were still a few boldly styled concept cars at the show, as well. We’ve already shared with you our favorites, now we want to know yours. Acura MDX Prototype: This Acura MDX is ...

Ford Fusion, Escape Have Record January 2013 Sales, Lincoln Slips 18.2 Percent

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Ford Motor Company reported a healthy 21.8-percent sales gain last month versus to January 2012, almost entirely on the back of the Ford brand. The Lincoln Motor Company, meanwhile, continued to disappoint and sold fewer overall units that Ford sold Fiestas. Winner: Ford Fusion (22,399 sales, up 64.5 percent) The Ford Fusion’s strongest January sales month on record helped make the sedan the second best-selling Ford, after the perennially successful F-Series pickup range (46,841 sales). It’s also ...

Ford Sales Rise 6.5 Percent in November as F-Series Trucks Crest 50,000-Sale Mark Again

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Ford Motor Company reported a sales increase last month, making a change after the Blue Oval posted several months of nearly flat sales figures. Total sales in November reached 177,673, up 6.5 percent year-over-year. As a result of the strong sales, as well as other financial indicators, Ford said that it will boost its first-quarter 2013 production schedule to 750,000 vehicles, up 11 percent compared to the first quarter of this year. Ford — 171,941 sales, ...

Holy Smokes! Batmobile Goes for $4.2 Million at Barrett-Jackson Auction

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Even more than the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 or even the 1968 Shelby EXP, perhaps the most highly-anticipated car to go up for auction at this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction was the legendary 1966 Batmobile. Hailed as “the world’s most famous car” by Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson, prior to the actual bidding, some believed the car was over-hyped, and would not fetch the stratospheric prices predicted for it. The cynics were quickly silenced once bidding ...

Thread of the Day: What Five Vehicles Would Fill Your 1970s-Era Dream Garage?

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While the 1970s may be considered by some to be the automotive dark ages, there are still plenty of desirable models from that time period — from the last of the muscle cars to lightweight Japanese sports cars, and European exotics to large American personal luxury coupes. That means that in today’s fantasy garage question, you’re free to include any car you want – just as long as the model-year’s third digit is a seven. Motor ...