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Re: Lincoln: No Reveal At NIAS!

just-imho ^

I take redesign as close to reSTYLE,
re-engineer for mechanical/platform modifications

tho afaik there's nothing official(/Fordish) about these terms

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Coupe is coming sooner than expected from what I've heard. In concept form first of course.
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Coupe is coming sooner than expected from what I've heard. In concept form first of course.
Too bad. The coupe will be just another Lincoln that has a cheaper counterpart available in a Ford showroom. They would be better off with a 4-door luxo-sport-sedan based on the Mustang platform (If they use a Mustang platform, it's going to be sporty, right?).

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Too bad. The coupe will be just another Lincoln that has a cheaper counterpart available in a Ford showroom. They would be better off with a 4-door luxo-sport-sedan based on the Mustang platform (If they use a Mustang platform, it's going to be sporty, right?).

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in fact / imho
if they don't make a sportSEDAN out of the S650 :: they should NOT BOTHER
also... believe the "coupe" IF THEY BUILD ONE needs to be a CoupeCabrio-hard'vert ...for differentiation


ps/edit - want a sportbrake TOO, prolley raised &or with adjustable ht. suspension

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Too bad. The coupe will be just another Lincoln that has a cheaper counterpart available in a Ford showroom. They would be better off with a 4-door luxo-sport-sedan based on the Mustang platform (If they use a Mustang platform, it's going to be sporty, right?).

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Opinions aren't facts, my friend! Have some faith. I don't think they would put out something too bad after putting out something as nice as the Continental and upcoming Navigator.

Platform sharing isn't bad! CTS and ATS are nothing like the Camaro and they both ride on alpha. I expect a similar effort from Lincoln at this point, especially on something like a coupe.

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Coupe is coming sooner than expected from what I've heard. In concept form first of course.
YES!!! A coupe/convertible AND sedan built on a modified version of the 're-engineered' S650 platform. Lincoln NEEDS this. The Luxury of Lincoln with the Heart/Power of Mustang. Highly sculptured, beautiful, athletic bodies with excessive attention to detail. No reaching back to the past...but the Future of Lincoln.

Now there is Ford Performance, but there needs to be Lincoln Performance that offers Red Label.

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Opinions aren't facts, my friend! Have some faith. I don't think they would put out something too bad after putting out something as nice as the Continental and upcoming Navigator.

Platform sharing isn't bad! CTS and ATS are nothing like the Camaro and they both ride on alpha. I expect a similar effort from Lincoln at this point, especially on something like a coupe.

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All I said was that Lincoln should have something that Ford does not have. Where did I say platform sharing was bad? Please show me.
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As far as Lincolns usage of the Mustang platform, ideally the best route would be for them to develop both an entry level sport sedan and a coupe. A sedan for volume and a coupe for pedigree/image. Of course these variants would be differentiated as much as possible as their Ford counterparts (if the Continental and Navigator are indicators they will be). Taking advantage of the Mustang platform if only for its superior driving dynamics and engineering should be one of Lincolns main priorities in the next few years.

Not to mention, the Mustang is popular in Europe and for good reason. I'd imagine that an even more refined Lincoln coupe would do just as good if not better than the Mustang and could even be Lincolns gateway into Europe. Who knows?

This chop of a Lincoln coupe a couple years back was very popular online, can anyone try one with the new design language?

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Re: Lincoln: No Reveal At NIAS!

^ other than that chop which I never liked, agree with everything else you posted, CJKnox

to see other chops try:
StarShadow grille chops &
STARstang: the beginning, as well as
Mission: Lincoln tho it's mainly pre-Conti
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Not to mention, the Mustang is popular in Europe and for good reason. I'd imagine that an even more refined Lincoln coupe would do just as good if not better than the Mustang and could even be Lincolns gateway into Europe. Who knows?
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^ other than that chop which I never liked, agree with everything else you posted, CJKnox
We must also remember that Mustang is popular in Europe and globally because it's an icon, we can thank Steve McQueen, Carroll Shelby and its other appearances in the silver screen for this. The numerous Mustang clubs globally that were formed way before the Mustang went global is proof of this.
Lincoln on the other hand doesn't have the same brand/name recognition or desirability level as "Mustang" outside North America (besides China).

Chances are most non-car enthusiasts from outside North America would probably recall two Lincolns (if they recall any), the 60's Continental (presidential limo) and the Navigator SUV in music videos.

For me I think Lincstang would need to be a 4-door sedan or coupe-ish 4-door since this has a larger market share globally than (non-iconic) 2-door coupes, then niche models can follow when the core models gain more traction.

All I can say for now is I can't wait for some of the Continental's elegance to rub off the other Lincoln models.
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