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    Report: Lincoln recycling tree fibers into new MKX armrest

    Want to hug a tree, or at least a really small part of one. Then set your arm down on one of those armrests in the 2014 Lincoln MKX crossover. The US automaker is working with Weyerhaeuser and Johnson Controls on a tree-based, cellulose-reinforced polypropylene material used in the component that ...

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    Official: Lincoln MKX will use tree-based fibers in its armrests

    Nothing says American luxury car quite like a big cushy armrest, and now Lincoln has decided to stabilize theirs with a little bit of environmental friendliness. The 2014 Lincoln MKX crossover is using tree-based fibers to manufacture the structural component that attaches armrests to the floor ...

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    Report: Ford recalls 7,300 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids for potential rollaway problem

    The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid might not be "true luxury," yet, but it is being recalled. According to The Detroit News, around 7,300 gas-electric MKZs from the 2013-2014 model years have a problem with the powertrain control module that could cause the vehicles to roll even after being put into park. ...

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    Report: Ford increasing Lincoln MKX Hybrid production mix to 30%

    Demand for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is strong enough that Ford will change the production mix from 20 percent to 30 percent hybrids for the 2014 model year. It's part of an overall MKZs comeback, which saw sales increase in April sales now that the car is no longer quite as slow to roll of the ...

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    Official: Ford brings in Lincoln marketing manager to promote electrification

    Ford is getting more serious about meeting its hybrid and electric vehicle sales targets with the transition of C.J. O'Donnell, former Lincoln group marketing manager. O'Donnell played a leading role in reinventing the Lincoln division following the demise of the Mercury brand in early 2011, ...

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    Official: 2013 Lincoln MKZ configurator comes alive, hybrid option at no extra cost

    Lincoln has officially fired up the configurator for the 2013 MKZ, keeping the option sheet fairly simple with a total of five trim packages. The party gets started with Premiere trim, which includes SYNC with MyLincoln Touch, a huge 10.1-inch LCD information screen and leather seating. Stepping ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKZ may get a plug-in option like its Ford Fusion cousin

    Ford may make a plug-in hybrid-electric version of its Lincoln MKZ sedan for the 2013 model year, if there's customer demand for that variant, USA Today reported, citing comments Ford executive Scott Tobin made at the Detroit Auto Show recently. As it is, the 2013 MKZ will include gas-powered and ...

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    Confirmed: Lincoln's small car isn't dead... it never really existed

    Here's the problem with releasing a concept: More often than not, people expect you to build it. So when a source tells you that a showcar doesn't have a shot at production, many assume it's been killed. Unless, that is, it was never going to come to market in the first place. Such is the case ...

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    Hybrid vehicle sales slip in September 2011; Prius tops chart again *UPDATE

    It's that time of month again. September 2011 sales in the U.S. have been tallied (see plug-in results here) and so we took a look at the good-old green standby, hybrid vehicles. With quake-related vehicle production issues more or less out of the picture, output of most hybrid vehicles is back ...

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    Report: 2012 Lincoln Navigator, 2013 MKS to get EcoBoost engines

    Listen up, Lincoln fans, it's time to gear up for an onslaught of seven new or substantially revised vehicles by 2014. Reportedly included in that mix is an assortment of vehicles focused on sipping less fuel than one might expect of a typical Lincoln. Ford's global product chief, Derrick Kuzak, ...

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    Ford to install advanced e-CVT trans in hybrids starting in late 2011

    Recently, Joe Bakaj, Ford's vice-president of global powertrain engineering, confirmed that the Dearborn-headquartered automaker is developing an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is being designed, engineered and built by Ford in-house. Bakaj states that the fuel-saving eight-speed ...

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    Ford implements cost-cutting strategy for hybrid vehicles

    Even though there are more hybrids on the market today than ever before, automakers still need to squeeze more cost savings out each one, whether that be by economies of scale or by developing technology in-house. That's the strategy that Ford is using, says Sherif Marakby, the company's ...

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    Lincoln MKZ Hybrid sales exceeding Ford's expectations

    Given that the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is little more than a gussied-up Ford Fusion Hybrid, it's not surprising that the gas-electric MKZ achieves the same 41 miles per gallon city and 36 mpg highway rating. Admittedly, we were a bit shocked when Lincoln announced that the MKZ Hybrid starts ...

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    LA 2010: Chevy Volt wins 2011 Green Car of the Year title

    Joel Ewanick, VP, U.S. Marketing for General Motors, and the Chevy Volt with the Green Car of the Year Award
    The Chevrolet Volt drove off with the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award at the LA Auto Show this morning, beating out tough competition from the Nissan Leaf and ending a two-year diesel ...

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    Neil Young's Lincvolt severly damaged in warehouse fire

    Multi-fuel turbine electric hybrid Lincvolt – Click above to watch video after the jump
    It's better to burn out Than it is to rust
    It's a tragedy of epic proportions. Neil Young's 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV convertible, which he has spent the past few years converting into a ...

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    2010 Green Car of the Year finalists announced

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    Green Car Journal has chosen its five candidates for the 2011 Green Car of the Year Award. Competition is fierce this time around with both the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt nabbing nods. While those two have been ...

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    Neil Young's LincVolt goes on display in Florida

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    Neil Young's biodiesel-powered hybrid, the Lincvolt, made a lot of headlines back in 2008, but it's kind of faded from view after dropping out of the X-Prize in mid-2009. Late last month, though, the car and the musician dropped ...

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    Ford VP: "You can't sell a hybrid in today's market"

    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On several occasions in the past, Ford Motor Company execs have reiterated the company's stance on electrified vehicles, saying that 25 percent of its global sales in 2020 will come courtesy of vehicles that feature battery ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    Shows other luxury hybrids how it's done

    2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On the whole, luxury manufacturers just can't seem to figure out what to do with hybrid drivetrains. Sure, there's some vague notion of improved fuel economy, but for every ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid priced at $35,180, same as V6 model

    2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lincoln has dropped a bit of a surprise with the pricing of the 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid. Unlike most other hybrid vehicles, there will be no price premium compared to the cheapest conventional model. The MKZ hybrid will start ...


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