sorry I can't help picking this apart
Ford clearly does not realize this...
WHO is this "Ford" you refer to?
the rest of the Family?
anthropomorphizing companies with human characteristics like REALIZING can lead to misconceptions...cont.
and there is nobody at Ford who will say it...
since Fall 2006 until recently there has DEFINITELY been someone at FoMoCo who not only talked openly about all sorts of 'forbidden' things AND knew how to listen
ALSO TAUGHT both practices.
Just mho, some people learned them - time is needed to tell if enough did.
...Ford would never have neglected the Lincoln LS and then deep-six the DEW98 if they had any clue as to how to market a premium/luxury car. Exclusivity! During the LS years, Lincoln at least had something that wasn't available in a Ford showroom...
FoMoCo is not the same company it was back in the Oughts(2000-2009)** when the LS was abandonned.
NOR is it the same as in the 1990's when DEW98 was developed - when "they" stoopidly sucked on the foreignPAG crackpipe to make a platform too expensive AND limited for F, M, or L
...Cadillac is way ahead of Lincoln because it sells cars that are not available in Chevrolet or Buick showrooms...
(( if platform exclusivity is All Caddy has going for it; are they as good as done? ))
...Cadillac will soon hand DOWN platforms to Chevy...
...unless Lincoln has platforms that are not handed UP from Ford, it cannot market the exclusivity required of luxury brands.
imho1 exclusive platform(s) haven't worked that well for Caddy so far (& whatabout engines?/electrics?)
imho2 seems ^other stuff is more important
imho3 FoMoCo's platforms & drivetrains are better suited to sharing anyway