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RWD Lincolns are coming, fate depends partly on MKZ success (Autoblog)

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The product portfolio at Lincoln may seem a bit sparse at the moment, but if a report is to be believed, new products are on the way. TheDetroitBureau.com spoke with sources at Lincoln and Ford, who claimed the American premium brand is working on, perhaps more than one, rear-wheel-drive vehicle.

Lincoln would likely platform-share with the next-generation Ford Mustang to develop those RWD offerings in the early going. Moving forward, the report indicates that Lincoln could take the lead on other rear-drive projects in the future. As the RWD architecture continues to take shape, "most or all" of the front-wheel-drive portfolio will also be offered with all-wheel drive as an option, ala Audi.

But wait, there's more! The report also suggests that a replacement for the full-size MKS is on the way, as well as a new Navigator and a luxury crossover based on the current Ford Escape.

These plans sound bold and optimistic, but they all hinge on the performance of the MKZ. Ford CEO Alan Mulally has not been shy about the possibility of abandoning Lincoln if things don't turn around soon. Currently the only all-new product in the brand's stable is the MKS, and it will need to be an immediate sales success for any talk of any future product to come to fruition.
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/04/r...n-mkz-success/

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PS: I think the Autoblog article has a typo "Currently the only all-new product in the brand's stable is the MKS, and it will need to be an immediate sales success for any talk of any future product to come to fruition."
I think they meant "MKZ"
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Re: RWD Lincolns are coming, fate depends partly on MKZ success (Autoblog)

they need a perfomance sedan with a v8 and a coupe
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Re: RWD Lincolns are coming, fate depends partly on MKZ success (Autoblog)

And Motor Trend said they wont be getting any... Still doubt it

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Re: RWD Lincolns are coming, fate depends partly on MKZ success (Autoblog)

Ford needs to step waaay up with Lincoln after demanding all the dealer upgrades. If the buyer experience gets the investment at the dealer end, then the product should reflect a better effort than we've seen recently.

If not...all those dealers would be right to sue Ford for what could be a crippling amount of money.
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The Mustang-based Mark IX is on its way!

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The Mustang-based Mark IX is on its way!
I doubt this come true.... The compact crossover based on the Escape is in the concept stage! Will be show at Detroit Auto show... so, is one or one year and a half to come to the market...so, whatever RWD car planed, if this is true, is far, far , far away

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they need a perfomance sedan with a v8 and a coupe
yes, they need them, 3 years ago!

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