...I DO think they don't stretch their imagination enough...
...what I'd like the Aviator to be is a re-incarnation of a HUMMER
= a tank on the outside and super-duper-plush inside
== able to go anywhere in ultimate luxurious comfort
...For Lincoln to stand apart from Ford, it needs its own distinct exterior design language...
[ broken record ]
Hummer DNA isn't being used by anyone
even that MB mega-buck-truck (G-Vagen?) has gone mainstream/ordinary
& same with the LR Defender soon, no?)
[edit-note: hope it was obvious I meant ONLY for an Explorer-sized Lincoln]
...That being said, I drove past the local Lincoln dealership yesterday. There was an MKS and MKZ parked next to each other. As much as I loathe the fact that the MKZ is basically a heavily modified Fusion body shell, I have to admit that I still thought the MKZ looked more attractive and distinctive than the MKS. Go figure!
1/2 = they weren't trying too hard with the Z
1/2 = the Z is on a CAR Platform instead of a g.d. SUV one
1/2 = Fomoco BOTHERED to update the Z ... twice!
As far as a new face for Lincoln...
imho-altho sheeple are attracted by flashy graphics ( "Oooo, shiny!" )
I'm much more into body SHAPE**
so I don't want too much emphasis placed on a FACE
might also be why I like the idea of having 3 different grille treatments available (just a bit more daring/designer-y than the popular chrome-mesh-replacement seen on (many?) Chrysler 300's)
& they don't even have to think up anything new imho
** still hoping for a Smoooooooooth
How about an exclusive to Lincoln SUV made off the new World (except USA) Ranger instead of an Explorer based Aviator?
imho the Falcon+Continental is the first place this degree of exclusivity & global cross-fertilization is needed
after that it'll be time for the low-numbered-F-series+T6 merger anyway
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