Watch 2016 Lincoln MKX 2.7L Turbo Video Review - Alex On Autos

2016 Lincoln MKX red
Lincoln's first-generation, Ford Edge-based MKX was initially successful. In its first full year, U.S. Lincoln dealers sold 38,000 MKXs. 

But then the market tanked, Lincoln became even less of a player, and between 2009 and 2015, Lincoln averaged a little more than 23,000 annual MKX sales. Not the sort of stuff that would impress Lexus, which sells more than 100,000 RXs per year.

Finally, however, there's a new MKX. More stylish, less obviously Edge-based, faster, and more technologically advanced and luxurious, the new MKX is... not a hit. Yet.

GCBC's Most Popular Auto Sales Figures - April 2016

As U.S. sales of the BMW 3-Series plunged 34% in March 2016, the BMW 3-Series' sales tracking page became the most popular of its kind on GoodCarBadCar in April 2016.

Rocketing up from the tenth position in March to top spot in April, the 3-Series was joined by two other premium cars in the top 10. Mercedes-Benz's C-Class was the eighth most popular vehicle on GCBC in April; the Tesla Model S grabbed the 3-Series' former tenth spot. 



U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2016 YTD


Our engine review of the GMC Sierra's 6.2L V8 continues to be the most popular review on GCBC. Not since last year has the Sierra not been the most popular review on GCBC.


Compared with March, visits to GCBC increased 10% in April 2016. Year-over-year, visits jumped 26%. 

Auto News For Friday, April 29, 2016 - Is The Google Car A Chrysler Pacifica?

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Friday, April 29, 2016.

GOOGLE PACIFICA

It's likely not the partnership you expected, but the Wall Street Journal is reporting Google/Fiat Chrysler cooperation which could result in an autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivan. – Windsor Star

FORD
Ford's quarterly financials revealed record net income of $2.5 billion in early 2016 thanks to recovery in some markets and continued F-Series pickup truck success in North America. Bloomberg also, strangely, credits the Ford Flex.

MORE FORD

The Focus Electric isn't going to cut it. But Ford will build a direct rival for the Chevrolet Volt. – Automotive News

Auto News For Thursday, April 28, 2016 - A New Small Cadillac? Or Not?

Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Thursday, April 28, 2016.

CADILLAC

Out come reports that Cadillac will soon debut a new entry-level model, perhaps even a hatchback, based on the new Chevrolet Cruze. In come concerns that this is Cadillac reliving its Cimarron past, regardless of how competitive the Cruze is in its own category. Then come reports that no, this really is just a rumour among rumours. Cadillac's most recent entry-level model was the Saab 9-3-based Cadillac BLS, which wasn't sold in North America.– Jalopnik

MITSUBISHI

Mitsubishi says the brand's U.S. models go through standard EPA testing without cheating. And we're choosing to believe Mitsubishi at this moment, despite the fact that they've acknowledged cheating for 25 years. They wouldn't be doing so now, would they? – Reuters

2015 Honda Odyssey EX Long-Term Update: 10 Months

Through no fault of its own, our own 2015 Honda Odyssey EX was back on a hoist in a Honda dealership in April, about a month after having its first service completed at Centennial Honda in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

A slow leak in the Odyssey's left-rear Michelin Primacy developed just after the all-season tires were reinstalled. (Winter wasn't quite over, however.) The slow leak developed into a fast leak when Mrs. Cain was out with a two-year-old on a grocery run. With the tire shop where the Odyssey's Michelins were reinstalled unwilling to squeeze the van in to take a look and Portland Street Honda just down the street from Sobeys and the Irving where more air was pumped into the tire, the Odyssey was fixed up quickly at the Honda store.

The culprit? Not poor installation or bad TPMS sensors. It was a nail.

Lexus Is America's Best-Selling Premium SUV Brand In 2016's First Quarter

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Premium auto brands produced 249,025 SUV/crossover sales in the first-quarter of 2016, equal to 16.3% of the overall utility vehicle market between January and March. 

In the first-quarter of 2015, premium auto brands owned 15% of the SUV/crossover market. But utility vehicle sales at top-ranked Lexus and its 11 cohorts jumped 19% in the first-quarter of 2016, double the rate of growth experienced by the overall utility vehicle market. 

Auto News For Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - FCA Moves Ram Pickup Production To Sterling Heights

FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant
Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

FCA
Layoffs at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Sterling Heights, Michigan, factory related to the sharp declines reported by the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan. U.S. sales of the Ram 1500, on the other hand, are on the rise, and FCA is moving some Ram production to Sterling Heights. – Detroit Free Press

EXISTENTIAL THREAT
Mitsubishi Motors' own boss says the existence of his company is in question as share prices tumble following 25 years of cheating on fuel economy tests. – Bloomberg