Re: What's In A Name? Getting Lincoln on the Mark Again
Before Mercury was killed off, I had hoped they would become the Euro-performance division using the old XR prefix with a numeric suffix - odd for coupes, even for sedans. For example, the compact coupe would be the XR-3 and the compact sedan the XR-4, the midsize coupe would be the XR-5 with the midsize sedan being the XR-6, and the large coupe would be the XR-7 and large flagship sedan would be the XR-8. The XR-9 could be midsize CUV with the fullsize SUV the XR-10. Lincoln would've retained the classic names. Standard engines in these Mercs would be a step up from their Ford twins-under-the-skin with hi-perf plants as the top models. No sheet metal or interior trim whatsoever would be shared with any Ford models.