Ford's decision to discontinue almost all of its car models in North America within two years will leave its Canadian operations intact, since they are focused mainly on utility vehicles.
Ford said it plans to stop selling all Ford brand sedans in North America and that it has nearly doubled its cost-cutting target by 2022 from the plan it laid out only six months ago.
Ford Motor Co. says it will make just 68 of the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet drag strip cars, which can top 240 km/h. Ford Canada says a "very limited" number will be available north of the border.
Ford issued a recall for about 347,000 2018 model year F-series pickups and Expedition SUVs — about 52,000 in Canada — with 10-speed automatic transmissions for a potentially unseated transmission gear shift cable clip.
Lincoln plans to add suicide doors to a future version of the Continental sedan in a move that harks back to the nameplate's iconic past, dealers learned Saturday at the 2018 NADA show in Las Vegas.
If automakers equip smaller pickups with weight-saving materials and fuel-economy technology, that might also push their price too close to that of a base-level big truck.
Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover.
Ford Motor Co. says it will replace more than 75 per cent of its North American lineup and add four nameplates within the next two years.
Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, including 62,000 in Canada, because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off. Ford knows of two accidents and one injury linked to the problem.
The special edition Ford Mustang GT California Special goes on sale this summer and includes unique badging and interior design.
Ford tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted after an internal investigation uncovered "inappropriate behaviour," as its president of North America.
Raj Nair, president of Ford's North American operations, has left the automaker after complaints of "inappropriate behaviour," Ford said. The company did not divulge the nature of Nair's behaviour.