Re: The new Lincoln SUV that will be produced in China might actually be the new Avia
In January just over, Lincoln brand single-month sales of over 5,000 units, an increase of 7%. According to the plan, Lincoln will accelerate the process of localization of products to further consolidate its position in China market. Netcom news agency learned from the Zhejiang Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd. "Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd. Lincoln U611 passenger car production line project" has been approved. When the project is completed, Changan Ford plant will produce Lincoln's first domestic SUV, the new car will be positioned as a three-row 7-seat new SUV, equipped with a new 10AT gearbox, and will be available in 2019.
Currently Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd. Hangzhou automobile production base passenger car project has completed an investment of 8.069 billion yuan, the completion of the construction of 250,000 production scale, 2017 production reached 130,000. The "Changan Ford Motor Co. Lincoln U611 passenger car production line project" will not increase plant capacity.
It is reported that the product code-named U611 models are Lincoln new three-row 7-seat SUV products, power will be equipped with 3.0L GTDI and 3.0L GTDI PHEV two engines, of which the turbocharged gasoline engine models will be equipped with 10R60 10AT transmission, and plug Electric hybrid models will match the 10R80MHT transmission.