GM's Akerson "won't back off" criticism of Lincoln

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    GM's Akerson "won't back off" criticism of Lincoln

    GM's Akerson thinks successor should come from within; "won't back off" criticism of Lincoln
    By Jeremy Korzeniewski
    Apr 26th 2012

    Despite this acknowledgement, Akerson is still not one to pull punches. GM's CEO famously said of Ford's luxury brand, "They are trying like hell to resurrect Lincoln. Well, I might as well tell you, you might as well sprinkle holy water. It's over." And he's not backing down. "A little bit of holy water wouldn't hurt, I won't back off that."

    If a rumored billion-dollar investment and a slew of heavily updated models is equivalent to "holy water," we'd say Ford must agree with Akerson's assessment.

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    Re: GM's Akerson "won't back off" criticism of Lincoln

    I wouldn't be the first time that GM ate crow... nor the last...
    Changing the way that Lincoln does business? YES they are.
    Lincoln are learning their owners' ways and wants.
    Add economy, design, comfort, convenience and with this will come
    The New Lincoln
    it has started...

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    I really want to see Lincoln blow Cadillac out of the water.(I'm sure we all want to see this) The ATS is nothing but a cheap copy of a Mercedes. At least future Lincolns will look like Lincolns and not a cheap copy of something else. Lincoln should focus not on being #1 in sales at this time but instead steamrolling Cadillac in every way then move on. Akerson should sprinkle holy water on the XTS. What's so great about That vehicle?? The only way the XTS will be a sales success is to dump them on rental car companies.

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    As a Lincoln owner (an LS), a life long Ford owner and seeing what Ford is doing to bring Lincoln division back, I have to sadly agree with Akerson's assessment. Nothing they are doing convinces me they have a clue as to what American luxury car is or should be. My next vehicle will be a RWD vehicle from either Chrysler, Cadillac, or one of the European makes.

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