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    Autonomous technology put to the test in Stratford, Ont.

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    Nine professors from the University of Waterloo have descended on Stratford, Ont., to test an array of technologies that could be used in autonomous vehicles. The team is test driving two Lincoln MKZ sedans equipped with several functions critical in developing self-driving cars. Ross McKenzie, director of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR), said […] More

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    Ford recalls 650,000 Fusions, Lincoln MKZs in N.A. to fix seat belts

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    DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. today recalled approximately 650,000 vehicles in North America, including 35,614 in Canada, with faulty seat belt anchor pretensioners associated with at least two accidents and two injuries. The automaker said the affected part in 2013-16 Ford Fusions and 2013-15 Lincoln MKZs could separate during a crash because of increased temperature during […] More

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    BlackBerry opens self-driving car research centre near Ottawa

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    BlackBerry and Canada are opening a research centre for self-driving cars that raises the possibility of government backing for the former smartphone maker’s automotive software unit. CEO John Chen and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the center at QNX’s headquarters near Ottawa, where it will be based. BlackBerry’s QNX unit has been building software to […] More

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    Ford of Canada to offer parts for non-Ford vehicles

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    Ford of Canada said on Tuesday it will expand its customer service division with a new Omnicraft brand of aftermarket parts to cover non-Ford and non-Lincoln vehicles but didn’t say when the parts will be available for sale. Omnicraft parts will also be available in the United States company officials from Detroit on Tuesday.  Ford […] More

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    Luxury brands grow Canada sales through small utility vehicles

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    Luxury automakers are expanding their reach in Canada by grabbing an increasingly bigger piece of the compact and subcompact segment, according to auto researchers at J.D. Power. The most recent numbers show the top three trade-ins at the time of a compact luxury utility vehicle purchase are not luxury vehicles. They are: intermediate sized SUVs […] More

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    A longer Lincoln Navigator SUV is coming to Canada

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    Editor’s note: The cargo capacity of the 2018 extended-length Navigator was misstated in an earlier version of this story. DETROIT — Lincoln’s largest luxury SUV is getting a little longer. The brand will offer an extended-length version of the 2018 Navigator when the utility goes on sale in Canada this fall, a Lincoln Canada spokeswoman […] More

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    Ford Canada CEO promises a new age for Lincoln

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    TORONTO — With four new models in the last four years, a global focus and an all-new Navigator going into production, Lincoln is ready to find a new and more youthful audience, says Ford of Canada President Mark Buzzell. “If you go back seven or eight years when the industry was in difficulty, we decided […] More

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    Lincoln MKX set for ‘mesh’ facelift

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    Two years after the second-generation Lincoln MKX debuted, the premium midsize crossover built in Oakville, Ont., will undergo a freshening for the 2018 model year. Spy photographers recently spotted the MKX testing in Dearborn, Mich. The vehicle’s front end was heavily camouflaged, but it appears it will adopt the mesh grille that has rolled out […] More

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    Lincoln freshens MKC for 2019 as its Canadian sales slump

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    Lincoln is updating the MKC amid slumping Canadian sales of the the luxury compact crossover. The freshening of the 2019 MKC, a vehicle the company says draws the most customers from rival brands, is also done in hopes of further accelerating growth in a stalling U.S. luxury market. The 2019 MKC features new infotainment and […] More

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    Bon voyage to Lincoln’s ‘MK’ confusion

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    LOS ANGELES — If there was any lingering doubt within Lincoln Motor Co. over plans to stop using alphabetic “MK” names for its vehicles, an awkward airport encounter witnessed by the brand’s marketing chief removed all uncertainty. Robert Parker, Lincoln’s head of marketing, sales and service, said he was joined this fall on a parking-lot […] More

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    Ford picks Kumar Galhotra to replace Raj Nair as North America chief

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    DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Thursday tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted Wednesday after an internal investigation uncovered “inappropriate behaviour,” as its president of North America. Galhotra, 52, will take over Nair’s duties in North America on March […] More

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