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I am guessing built there to sell there I doubt they will export to the US

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Ford's Lincoln plans to produce luxury SUV in China by late 2019 | Reuters
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Ford Motor Co's (F.N) luxury unit Lincoln plans to produce luxury SUVs in China by late 2019, as it steps up its move into the world's largest auto market and aims to catch up with German and U.S. rivals who already manufacture in the Asian nation.

The plan is to build an all-new sports utility vehicle (SUV) to suit Chinese tastes, Lincoln China said in a statement. Ford plans to use an existing assembly plant it jointly operates with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd (000625.SZ) to produce the Lincoln vehicles, a Ford spokesman in Shanghai said.

Lincoln vehicles are currently imported into China, and their sales have jumped nearly 180 percent in 2016, the statement said.

"The move to local production is a key next step in Lincoln’s evolution in China and will complement continued imports from North America," it said.

The statement gave no other details about the plans. The Ford spokesman declined to give the model's anticipated production volume or describe the model other than to say it is an SUV.

The Changan-Ford joint venture is in the process of getting approval for this move to produce Lincoln vehicles locally in China, said the spokesman.

Lincoln China President Amy Marentic told Reuters in October that the brand was studying whether to produce cars locally in China.

Lincoln was accelerating its entry into China with plans to have 65 Lincoln stores by the end of 2016, instead of previous plans of 60, with 80 planned for year-end 2017, she said.

Marentic said the company would also open five to 10 smaller sales branches to tap into fast-growing auto sales in lower-tier Chinese cities.

(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Muralikumar Anantharaman)
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"The plan is to build an all-new sports utility vehicle (SUV) to suit Chinese tastes"

I think this could be a next gen MKT, sharing the New Taurus/Continental platform, which is lower for easier entry and exit, and offers 3 rows, which culturally works for the Chinese market, where families are extended with 3 or 4 generations(children/parents/grandparents) living in a household.

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New Aviator based on next gen higher riding Explorer platform.
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"The plan is to build an all-new sports utility vehicle (SUV) to suit Chinese tastes"

I think this could be a next gen MKT, sharing the New Taurus/Continental platform, which is lower for easier entry and exit, and offers 3 rows, which culturally works for the Chinese market, where families are extended with 3 or 4 generations(children/parents/grandparents) living in a household.

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New Aviator based on next gen higher riding Explorer platform.
I am thinking Aviator. I think the MKT is good as dead once the D4 platform runs out.
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im thinking navigator, but one tailored for the chinese market
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I am guessing built there to sell there I doubt they will export to the US
I'm thinking it's the next-gen MKC. That's about the timeline for it (launching here earlier), and Ford has been production limited with it here already, so producing it there will fill Chinese demand, and free up production here for US consumption, rather than having to allocate X% of production to the Chinese market.
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Re: Luxury Lincoln SUV built in China by 2019

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1- remember Fomoco will no longer be using 'platforms' per se
2- the bigger the Lincoln, the bigger the profit-per-vehicle
3- the littlest Lincolns most-need to get-out-from-under import tariffs
4- with separate supplychains, theoretically China-specific models are possible (or first/before elsewhere)
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...The automaker isn’t offering specific details about the planned vehicle, but sources tell TheDetroitBureau.com they expect it will be targeted at the midsize segment and offer three rows of seating. It is likely to become the primary seller in Lincoln’s Chinese line-up, in part by eliminating the 25% tariff on imported automobiles...

...The new model will be built at a facility in Chongqing, where Ford already has a well-established joint venture. But a spokesperson said the exact facility that will produce the new model won’t be announced until closer to the vehicle’s launch in late 2019...

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expanding off a post elsewhere,
imho a Lincoln "3dge" could offer 2 versions
- 3row with child-size seats in back
- 2row LuxExecutive

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...The automaker isn’t offering specific details about the planned vehicle, but sources tell TheDetroitBureau.com they expect it will be targeted at the midsize segment and offer three rows of seating. It is likely to become the primary seller in Lincoln’s Chinese line-up, in part by eliminating the 25% tariff on imported automobiles...

...The new model will be built at a facility in Chongqing, where Ford already has a well-established joint venture. But a spokesperson said the exact facility that will produce the new model won’t be announced until closer to the vehicle’s launch in late 2019...

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imho a Lincoln "3dge" could offer 2 versions
- 3row with child-size seats in back
- 2row LuxExecutive
We can rule out MKC then. So my guess just like you @2b2 could be a 3 row MKX but I wouldn't rule out the Aviator yet.
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