Could they set up a new Wixom-esque plant just for Lincoln? Build all the FWD based vehicles in one location and train the assembly line workers to ensure products are built to the highest standards? Sort of like how Lexus/Toyota does at their plant in Japan. Or would that be a logistics cluster****? I'm thinking that since Ford itself is doing PHENOMENAL sales, they need all the capacity for Fords, why not set up a dedicated facility for Lincoln?
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That could happen down the road as Lincoln gains more momentum. Right now the cost of rebuilding is shouldered on the sales of Ford brands and must share factories with those Ford brands.
But in the near future as more Lincoln models share new platforms with each other, like new MKX and current MKZ, new MKC and the new small sedan, new MKS and new Continental, it becomes more possible.
But from a manufacturing cost, economies of scale perspective, it still makes more sense to share lower volume, higher priced Lincoln manufacturing with it's shared platform higher volume, lower priced Ford model.
Ford factories are huge, and the Lincoln production could be a mile or more away from the Ford production.....at the same plant.
Remember, this reinvention of Lincoln has been just over a year. And at the two year mark, we will have the new MKZ, MKZ Hybrid and the new MKC and MKC Hybrid along with a refreshed Navigator. With a new MKX launching next year and the MKS to concept out. So a lot has happened in a very sort time, and we should see Lincoln brand sales continue to climb.