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Ford Resurrects Lincoln: What This Luxury Relaunch Really Means

Ford unveiled a surprise this week: It's relaunching the Lincoln brand, and committing more than $1 billion to the effort. The renewal of the luxury brand is about more than just prestige. It's about big profits, and a push by Ford into one very big foreign market.

40 Miles Per Gallon Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Fuel efficiency is on the mind of a lot of car shoppers these days, and automakers have responded with more vehicles that get 40 miles per gallon -- or better. But that great mileage may not be a great deal for your wallet.

Detroit's New Focus on Small Cars and Quality Pays Off

Not long ago, each time gas prices shot up and car buyers turned to more fuel-efficient models, the Detroit automakers would get hammered. Their lineups favored gas-hogs, and their smaller models left much to be desired. Oh, how times have changed.

Will You Buy an Electric Car? Tesla Hopes So

Upstart automaker Tesla Motors confirmed this week that its groundbreaking Model S, an all-electric luxury-sports sedan, was on track to enter production by this summer. It already has pre-orders for more than 8,000. Is the moment coming soon when electric cars go mainstream?

Hybrids' Surprising Problem: So-So MPG

The soaring price of gas in recent years has made hybrid cars more attractive with each trip to the pump. But before you drive a hybrid off the lot, consider new findings from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which show that many hybrid models don't save consumers as much money or fuel as they might expect.

For Carmakers, 40 MPG Is the New 30

Toughened fuel economy standards and engineering know-how are making 40 miles per gallon on the highway the new 30. It wasn't so long ago that...