it would take a Ford market analyst with beaucoup hard data (in person) to convince me that Lincoln doesn't need Rwd ...in addition to F-Awd (to reach its Full Potential rather than "compete") ...& NOT the biggest Lincoln(s) either
- GRwdP Continental global flagship, 199¾" long MAX
- Mustang co-platformed sportsedan & coupe cabrio
however there is a time limit on this
petrol v8's are an endangered species
...MKT should go RWD.
imho the MKT should be killed off in favor of a LWB sedan - - a new EB Navigator with all of Ford's vaporware weight-savings oughta be better anyway.
...some established RWD manufacturers may be the ones with a decision to make.
I spent most of the weekend at our local dealer-run autoshow
& had a number of conversations with people who were looking for Awd,
apparently with NO consideration as to whether it was based on Fwd or Rwd (note: Reno has had NO snow, that stuck, this ENTIRE winter)
One man checking out a 5 series, asked my opinion of the TL* instead,
siting lower cost of ownership
which appeared to be his main concern.
When asked he said he didn't expect to ever have rearseat passengers (the 5er has FAR superior passenger space imho)
* of course I said the TL is ugly, esp its "canopener" grille