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David Woodhouse resigns

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Curious to see how this will affect Lincoln since he was the one who came up with the current design scheme.
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Hmm thats a pretty big and shocking change.
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That is shocking! I really hope this does not have any negative impact on future Lincoln styling. They have been winning design accolades recently.
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It must be very hard to be a designer.
I wonder what top designers from the 50's thought when their tailfins and dramatic side creases were replaced with the rounded smooth sided muscle car looks of the 60's.
Likely the same thing that the 60's designers thought when the mid 70's to mid 80's brought squared off K-cars, Fairmounts and Chevy Impalas.
Not saying that designers cannot change with the times, but I am sure it would be frustrating to be told that your best work does not fit the direction the brand is going.

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The more important question here is why? Is a "cost cutting" issue? Lincoln is in a process of rebirth and the design as well as the quality of its interiors are basic to this successful process. Will this resignation have to do with some discrepancy between the designer and Lincoln's board regarding the quality /cost of the interiors and the overall design of the new Lincon? Any other reason other than this, does not matter much.


The design languaje of Lincoln without Woodhouse will be the same, maybe with some new details. That is not relevant.

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Sounds like somebody got passed over for a promotion.

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The design languaje of Lincoln without Woodhouse will be the same, maybe with some new details. That is not relevant.

You sure? What's to stop them from hiring someone else who thinks the brand should go in yet another direction.

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The design languaje of Lincoln without Woodhouse will be the same, maybe with some new details. That is not relevant.

You sure? What's to stop them from hiring someone else who thinks the brand should go in yet another direction.
...could be they already did, hence the friction. Lincoln looks great, but Ford design looks like ****. No continuity. Even the Mustang’s droopy new nose is off-putting. Could be they were going to keep him at Lincoln and add a new design head for Ford and he got pissed and left. That’s the most obvious to me, judging by the most recent questionable designs (the blob-fish Ford Escape comes to mind) coming from Ford.
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After Lincoln's turnaround, I have no doubt his phone has been ringing a lot. I'm betting he got an offer he couldn't refuse. As long as he doesn't land at Cadillac, I say good for him if that's the case.

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You sure? What's to stop them from hiring someone else who thinks the brand should go in yet another direction.
600 hp diesel sports cars. Yeah that's the ticket. With an entirely new grille design of course.
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