Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
Blog Entries: 6
...Following this model (Lotus’s Variable Vehicle Architecture), it would be possible to replace every current Lincoln with a VVA-style vehicle, and add a few more. The Mustang would remain rear-drive, shift to aluminum, and have a large percentage of common parts although remaining unique, while Ford expanded its lineup with a few low-volume vehicles of its own.also
If, as TrueCar CEO John Krafcik says, current U.S. auto sale numbers suggest that a “balanced” automaker needs to sell 30% of its volume in cars, 30% in sport utilities and vans, 20% in pickups and 20% in premium vehicles, the D6 platform can come none too soon to Lincoln. Ford is overrepresented in pickups, and wildly underrepresented in the premium segment. It needs a healthy Lincoln in order to have the cash flow in order to invest in future products elsewhere. Falling gas prices are fanning F-Series sales, but too large of a reliance on pickups for its revenue would place the automaker in the same precarious position it found itself in the last major market correction. It must quickly balance its portfolio. The only question is: Is D6 the answer?
"Guesses for Ford Performance (lineup)that has me think '5' is practically enough for another Brand
as we know it now:
That leaves us with 7...with 5 more possible..."
Posted Today, 05:53 PM
" CD6 is the new platform of cars coming from ford. It will be the Explorer a new Lincoln yet to be named and a few other cars. This will not be in 2016 but it will be the next big thing launched by ford. I am currently working on a portion of the platform for my engineering firm near detroit. It's gunna be a great thing...
... a new Lincoln that has yet to have a name released even to the teams working on it "
D6 (med-large) (MAP-Wayne)
cD6 (med-small) (BedRock)
Bronco (maybe nextgen Troller?)
(whitespace S-Max-class on steroids?)**
A.M.P (small-med) (multi plants, global)
EcoSport to Edge(/X?)
Fiesta to Fusion(/Z?)
Ford develops a B-SUV to replace the Ecosport in 1st world markets...
Ford then uses B-SUV to spawn a New compact pick up to replace the Courier in foreign markets.
this pickup, would be a hybrid, using the Experience of the Unibody on the transit to spawn a unibody Pickup with a separate cargo box. this would allow different lengths of bed, and ... would share styling and everything from the [B-or-C]-pillar forward.
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