Ford Marks 100th Anniversary of Lincoln Ownership

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Today marks an important milestone in the history of the Lincoln Motor Company. Precisely 100 years ago, the Ford Motor Company purchased Lincoln, paying automotive engineer and inventor Henry Leland $8 million for the acquisition. Since then, Ford has grown the brand to become the luxury marque it is today. … Read more

Behind the Wheel of a Lexus LC 500

A Hawaiian driving adventure includes the LC 500h. Apart from the LFA exotic car, Lexus has had few performance models to show for it. In more recent years, however, various “F” versions of the IS, RC, and GS have emerged, underscoring this luxury brand’s performance credentials. As good as the … Read more

Gasoline Fuel Choices for Today’s Cars

Like all gasoline-powered Jaguars, this one requires premium grade gasoline.

Buy a new car, especially one that requires gasoline, and you may soon find that the grade of gasoline you thought it should take is not the correct one. Most service station pumps offer three grades of gasoline with octane ratings of 86 to 87 (regular), 89 (mid grade) and … Read more

Audi A6, A7 Revealed Ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show

First look at two refreshed Audi models. There once was a time that car manufacturers would keep new product tightly under wraps until a big reveal such as at an important auto show. In recent years, manufacturers have been sending teaser shots out and in some cases revealing full products … Read more

Redemption: Lincoln MKZ is a Hit

Whether you love it or hate, the Lincoln MKZ is a sales hit for Ford’s luxury brand. One of five Lincoln models available, the MKZ is also the brands best seller with 9,218 units sold in the US through March 2014. That represents an increase of 145.3 percent year to … Read more

Thrice Teased: Cadillac Sixteen, Ciel and Elmiraj

Cadillac has served up a cluster of concept vehicles over the past decade including handsome full-size models that have hinted at brand greatness. The Cadillac Sixteen was presented in 2003, an outrageously over-the-top performance machine outfitted with a V-16 engine. In 2011 the handsome Cadillac Ciel rolled out and just … Read more

Ford’s Risky Reductive Lincoln Approach

The Ford brand is sailing smoothly, bolstered by hot-selling and exciting products ranging from its burly F-Series pickup truck line down to its tiny Fiesta subcompact. Arguably, we are witnessing the best product mix in the history of the blue oval brand and with a new F-150 truck due out … Read more

Behind the Wheel of a 2013 Infiniti QX56

Large and luxurious sport utility vehicles are a small segment with Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln and Lexus each fielding a model. The Infiniti QX56 should be named among them, a handsome three-row SUV that is based on a traditional body-on-frame platform. Our latest weekly drive was the 2013 Infiniti QX56, a … Read more