Re: Ford June 2017 Overall Sales Down 5.1%; Lincoln Up 5.3%
I think we all know that part of the problem with Lincoln's relationship with Ford is that they can't get the platform packaging quite right for their primary luxury competition. It's one of the reasons MKZ and MKC are just too small. It doesn't help that Ford products generally have the smallest dimensions and interiors in their segments which is compounded at the luxury level, but Ford is very slowly correcting that in more recent products like the Edge (MKX) in particular which is massive compared to it's main rivals. The next Escape should also give Lincoln a better platform to work with, although it appears MKC will be lagging Escape by a number of years. I would argue that Continental is still competitively too small as well and that may have something to do with the low roof in the Fusion/MKZ it's based on.