Ford And Lincoln Design Honcho Leaves To Head Nissan North America Design

Ford and Lincoln design honcho leaves to head Nissan North America design

Last Friday, David Woodhouse suddenly resigned from his dual positions as Ford's director of global strategic design and director of Lincoln design. In a post not long after leaving, he praised the efforts of his former team over the past six years he headed design at Lincoln. Among other products, that crew gave us the redesigned Navigator, the Continental concept and production sedan, and the Aviator concept and production crossover. Car Design News reports Woodhouse traded Michigan for California, taking the role of VP at Nissan Design America in San Diego. He officially assumes the position July 1, and will also serve on the Japanese automaker's Global Nissan Design Management Committee.

Woodhouse has spent more than 25 years in the design department, starting with BMW and work on the Mini and Range Rover brands, followed by a brief stint with Cadillac of Europe. For the past 20 years he's been with Ford, coming on board with the Ford's former luxury arm known as the Premier Automotive Group — Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Volvo and Lincoln.

Lincoln Aviator Returns, Vw Ponders Pickups, And Subaru Forester Endures

Lincoln Aviator returns, VW ponders pickups, and Subaru Forester endures

NEW YORK – Volkswagen is taking a hard look at a pickup truck, the Lincoln Aviator is back, and you love old Subarus (we'll explain). The New York Auto Show returned last week with flair and a wide range of promising reveals. Let's break down some of the big news, plus a few things you might have missed.

News: Ford is fortifying Lincoln with the Aviator SUV

Views: Doing a mid-size SUV is obvious. Calling it the Aviator wasn't. I like it. Using Navigator design cues, this thing looks the part and should give Lincoln some energy and sales volume. Not playing in the midsize SUV segment has been a mistake for Ford's luxury brand, and the Aviator should fill a much-needed hole.

Props to Lincoln for dusting off the Aviator name, most recently used on a rebadged Ford Explorer built in 2003-2005. It sounds classy and historic, like something from 1930s, even though it only dates to the tail end of the "Friends" era. Speaking of names, when the MKC gets a new one, Lincoln should dust off Zephyr, a moniker it actually used in the '30s and then briefly in the early 2000s.

Motor Trend Comparison: Lexus Ls 500 Vs Bmw 740e Vs Lincoln Continental Vs Genesis G90

Motor Trend Comparison: Lexus LS 500 vs BMW 740e vs Lincoln Continental vs Genesis G90

For its latest comparison test, Motor Trend has put the 2018 Lexus LS 500 up against the BMW 740e, Lincoln Continental, and Genesis G90 — the new Lexus flagship ultimately finished second behind the G90:

Sitting in second place by a nose is the Lexus LS 500. The new LS is worlds better than the version it replaces. It's a compelling, fun-to-drive sedan that makes you feel special. "I'm very pleased with the way it drives, and I really like the design," Cortina said. Yet three things sunk the LS: its tight rear seat, user-unfriendly technology, and sticker price.

Pentagon Becomes The Mitsubishi Dealer For Lincoln

Pentagon Becomes The Mitsubishi Dealer For LincolnAn expanding motor group has added Mitsubishi to its portfolio after becoming the manufacturer’s Lincoln dealership.
Family-run Pentagon has taken over the franchise from Charles Warner in Outer Circle Road, leasing half of a three-acre site from it after Charles Warner decided the site was too big for its needs and agreed with Mitsubishi Motors in the UK that Pentagon should take its place.

Lincoln Karate Clinic Announces 6 New Black Belts

Lincoln Karate Clinic Announces 6 New Black BeltsWith a combined experience of over 50 years of karate training, 6 students at Lincoln Karate Clinic were promoted to 1st degree black belt Aug. 8.
Students were required to perform both a physical phase of the promotion test as well as a written/project phase of their testing.

New Mitsubishi Dealership Opens For Business In Lincoln

New Mitsubishi Dealership Opens For Business In LincolnCharles Warner, based on Outer Circle Road, is now fully up and running for Mitsubishi sales, servicing and repairs.
And the full range of Mitsubishi vehicles is on display in a stunning and spacious showroom where staff will be delighted to explain all about them. From the compact and clever city car, Mirage, to the stunning seven-seat SUV, Outlander, the line-up has something to offer everyone.