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Kind of a mouthful but could work.
Oh God that's a horrible name, I'm glad they didn't go that route.

I don't mind Premiere, or Cosmopolitan but I think Lincoln should be careful about using "old" sounding names. I can't imagine very many people under the age of 50 relishing in the fact that they drive a "Lincoln Contrarian".

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Mark (#) - Mid
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re: Lincoln MKZ Gets the Axe ...or a cD6-scalpel + name change?

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Lincoln models of the past are Capri, Premiere and Cosmopolitan. Names from the 50's
Premiere can't be used as that's a trim level.

Both Capri and Cosmopolitan sound old and I don't think would be received well.

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re: Lincoln MKZ Gets the Axe ...or a cD6-scalpel + name change?

Personally I still would like the MKZ renamed back to the Zephyr. It's a historical name, would be an easy transition because of the "Z", and I think it sounds cool! I rebadged my 2016 MKZ Hybrid as a "ZEPHYR" using new old stock badging from 2006, and I've gotten a lot of compliments!

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Personally I still would like the MKZ renamed back to the Zephyr. It's a historical name, would be an easy transition because of the "Z", and I think it sounds cool! I rebadged my 2016 MKZ Hybrid as a "ZEPHYR" using new old stock badging from 2006, and I've gotten a lot of compliments!
I don't care what they call it, I'm just glad they're ditching the meaningless alphanumeric naming! I'm most looking forward to the S650 based Mark IX!!
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re: Lincoln MKZ Gets the Axe ...or a cD6-scalpel + name change?

With the sharp drop in Focus and Fusion sales and the MKZ replacement probably moving to Flat Rock (if it's even being replaced at all), Ford can now easily produce both the Focus and Fusion at Hermosillo with very little capacity increase at all.

However, Autoline was also the same source for the rumor a few months ago that Chrysler wouldn't produce a Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, so Autoline may not be the best source of future produce information.
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Mark (#) - Large
Mark (#) - Mid
Mark (#) - Compact
No, no, no. Mark # is supposed to represent the generation not size. Next in line is 9 or IX. If they want to do a large coupe they can always use the Town Coupe name which was a coupe version of the Town Car or come up with a new name for the others but the Mark Series is one of the oldest names and was Lincoln's most expensive model and should be treated special.

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Premiere can't be used as that's a trim level.

Both Capri and Cosmopolitan sound old and I don't think would be received well.
Capri reminds me of women's pants and Cosmopolitan reminds me of a woman's magazine.
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Production:
Aviator
Blackwood
Capri
Continental
Cosmopolitan
Custom
EL-Series
H-Series
K-Series
Landau
LS
L-Series
Mark LT
Mark Series
Navigator
Premiere
Town Car
Town Coupe
Versailles
Zephyr

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Futura
Indianapolis by Boano
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Machete
Marque-X
Navicross
Quicksilver
Sentinel
Town Brougham
Typhoon
Vignale
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re: Lincoln MKZ Gets the Axe ...or a cD6-scalpel + name change?

I was bored so I email Lincoln Motor Company and explained to them the stories around the web in regards to the Z, here is the response:

Hi Mr. Campbell,
This is Ben from Lincoln's Client Relationship Center. I had the opportunity to read your email regarding your interest in the future of the Lincoln MKZ.
We are happy about your interest in Lincoln and the MKZ. While I do understand that the automotive press can speculate about a vehicle's future, there are no plans to discontinue the MKZ. While we do know that sedan sales have slowed in recent years, the MKZ still competes well in its class. We appreciate the time you have taken to write us.
Thank you for contacting Lincoln Motor Company,
Sincerely,
Ben W.
Lincoln Client Relationship Manager
Lincoln Motor Company
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Capri reminds me of women's pants and Cosmopolitan reminds me of a woman's magazine.
Premier could be used for an entry level smaller car. The Premier trim level could be renamed signature. I agree that Capri/Cosmo needs to stay in the past. Machete might be a good name for a LincStang.
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