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Question what I want to KNOW ... Dear FLincMoCo

having seen the Conti and ChinaTaurus, BUT getting near-NO DETAILS...
what I want to KNOW is

• PLATFORMS (are they or aren't they?...the same?)

• where (Assemblyplant(s))

• PLATFORMS (LincStang)

• WHEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

• PLATFORMS (the Explorer/Aviator)

• When?

• PLATFORMS (Focus/A.M.P.)

• electrified Lincolns!!1!!!!‘!!11!!!‘!!!!

• oh...TaurU.S. or not? or___?

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Re: what I want to KNOW ... Dear FLincMoCo

To which, I have no answers.....lol


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Re: what I want to KNOW ... Dear FLincMoCo

i suspect the answers:

Platform for Continental and Taurus: the same... a modified Fusion platform

Assembly plants for Continental: USA. For Taurus: China and, maybe, USA

LincStang: This car will not exist. No way. Absolutly not. Forget it rigth now. No Mustang platform for Lincoln. No coupes for Lincoln in the next 5 years or so. Why to talk about this car without a single sign that this could happen?. NO LincStang

Explorer-Aviator: The new rumored RWD platform for these crossovers abund. I doubt it. A completly new RWD platform for a Lincoln and Ford SUV??? is a crazy idea. Against One Ford plan. I suspect that the new Explorer-Aviator ( this will return?) will be build on the Fusion modified platform from the new Continental-Taurus

Electrified Lincolns: is a good proposal. The MK Z need an electric or hybrid version.

Taurus in USA: definitly yes. Is a bad idea not to exploit the vol USA could add to the Chinese Taurus production

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Re: what I want to KNOW ... Dear FLincMoCo

I'll take a crack

• PLATFORMS (are they or aren't they?...the same?) Yes, larger version of the CD4

• where (Assemblyplant(s)) Taurus I'm thinking Chicago plant and in China, Conti maybe Flat Rock

• PLATFORMS (LincStang) While possible, I don;t see it anytime soon unfortunately

• WHEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Taurus Q4 2015 Conti Q1 or Q2 2016

• PLATFORMS (the Explorer/Aviator) D6

• When? likely 2018

• PLATFORMS (Focus/A.M.P.) no clue

• electrified Lincolns!!1!!!!‘!!11!!!‘!!!! not anytime soon, but could be a great idea

• oh...TaurU.S. or not? or___? Id just about bet a years pay we get it
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Re: what I want to KNOW ... Dear FLincMoCo

^ & ^^ &

another question is
WHEN the 9-10speed transmissions will come out
&
IF they're still going to use the 7speed DCT we heard about a long time ago


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was scanning some Forum-Sections at puterLab (usually just use NewPosts @ home) and came across the Design ShakeUp @ Lincoln thread &
WANT to know if/how the Team has changed/is changing
not just MAX (miss!! Max!!)
but the main players/WORKers vs the APPROVERS
THO
doN'T really want more (rather Lame) videos - no offense
I MUCH prefer designers/artists who are Genius at what they DO rather be "nice TalkingHeads" on camera .....or boringto listen to

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I just don't see Ford green-lighting a LincStang, despite the S550 existing for only one model (sorta ignores the One Ford/economy-of-scale/platform-sharing ethos).

I don't see why a RWD platform for a Lincoln/Ford SUV is such a crazy idea. Of course, if you accept that Ford is not in the habit of developing platforms in general (see Jaguar, Mazda & Volvo & Ford of Europe), perhaps it is crazy. Doesn't the current Explorer/Navigator sit on a RWD truck chassis? Newer SUVs are designed more like unibody crossovers than body-on-frame vehicles so I think it can be done. If that platform is scalable, it can also be the base for large RWD sedans.

This makes me wonder what the D6 is really going to be. Ford hasn't shown much ground-breaking creativity in platform development in the past. If the D6 is strictly another FWD-based platform only, I would be very disappointed. The D6 is probably the last (first?) chance to show the world that it has first-class engineering chops (I'm not doubting the engineers here; I'm doubting management).
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Not trying to be rude or anything but it's the Expedition that's on the RWD truck chassis not the Explorer.

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Re: what I want to KNOW ... Dear FLincMoCo

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I just don't see Ford green-lighting a LincStang, despite the S550 existing for only one model (sorta ignores the One Ford/economy-of-scale/platform-sharing ethos).

I don't see why a RWD platform for a Lincoln/Ford SUV is such a crazy idea. Of course, if you accept that Ford is not in the habit of developing platforms in general (see Jaguar, Mazda & Volvo & Ford of Europe), perhaps it is crazy. Doesn't the current Explorer/Navigator sit on a RWD truck chassis? Newer SUVs are designed more like unibody crossovers than body-on-frame vehicles so I think it can be done. If that platform is scalable, it can also be the base for large RWD sedans.

This makes me wonder what the D6 is really going to be. Ford hasn't shown much ground-breaking creativity in platform development in the past. If the D6 is strictly another FWD-based platform only, I would be very disappointed. The D6 is probably the last (first?) chance to show the world that it has first-class engineering chops (I'm not doubting the engineers here; I'm doubting management).

I have an idea: maybe that rumors about a RWD platform (D6) for a Lincoln big SUV and Ford SUV is about the new Navigator and Expedition! Is logical . This SUVs share the same platform now, and will share the new aluminum body in the future. This make more sense that a new RWD platform only for the next Explorer and Lincoln crossover...

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I have an idea: maybe that rumors about a RWD platform (D6) for a Lincoln big SUV and Ford SUV is about the new Navigator and Expedition! Is logical . This SUVs share the same platform now, and will share the new aluminum body in the future. This make more sense that a new RWD platform only for the next Explorer and Lincoln crossover...

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What I had heard about the D6 was it was module and that it could support FWD,AWD, RWD kind of like Audi platforms, although Audi doesnt do RWD
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Re: what I want to KNOW ... Dear FLincMoCo

crossreference

wondering if Lincoln oughta start giving us micro-hints LIKE
• that announcement about targeting the "Highest Volume Lux Segments"
• or a Rwd-electric with totally unique camo-covered body
• let them get their secrecy rocks off with the TaurusUS

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