a NEW idea
...thanks (tho NoBlame) to
This is what Lincoln's revival would be to my tastes (It's a bit different from last time):
First off, Lincoln's revival lineup would go from the city car (leaving a gap in subcompact) to extra-fullsize segment in cars, and compact to extra-fullsize in CUVs and SUVs. The lineups would be as such:
Lincoln Futura-city car to compete with Mini and Buick's supposed version of Opel Adam. Available in three and five doors.
Lincoln Versailles-compact car based on Focus to compete with ATS successor, C-class, IS, and ILX. Available as coupe, sedan, hatch, wagon, and convertible.
Lincoln Zephyr-midsize car, to compete with TLX, E-class, A6, Regal, CTS successor, and GS. Available as a sedan, liftback, wagon, and convertible.
Lincoln Continental-fullsize, to compete with RLX, S-class, A8, LaCrosse, CT6, LS, ES, G90, K900. Available as a sedan and wagon.
Lincoln Continental Mark IX-personal luxury fullsize car. Available as a coupe and convertible
Lincoln Continental Town Car-extra fullsize, to compete with S-class LWB, A8L, CT8, LS460L. Available as a sedan and wagon.
Lincoln Cosmopolitan-MKC successor, to compete with GLC, NX, RDX, Q5.
Lincoln Sentinel-MKX successor, to compete with GLE, RX, MDX, Q7.
Lincoln Aviator, MKT successor, to compete with Enclave, Range Rover.
Lincoln Aviator Navicross, long wheelbase Aviator, to compete with Range Rover LWB.
Lincoln Navigator-Fullsize SUV, to compete with QX80, Yukon and Escalade.
Lincoln Navigator Adventurer-LWB version, to compete with Yukon XL and Escalade ESV.
Second, the trim levels wouldn't be changed. They're good as they are.
Third, Lincoln dealers would be separate from Ford dealers. And if they (the Lincoln dealers) want to be Black Labelers, they have to step up their game. They would have to be very upscale, and train their people to be the best luxury car dealermen ever. They would have the best manners. The dealership would stand out from other buildings in the area, with exotic designs.
And that's it. What do you think guys?
ref: Infinti's pairing of the Q/QX car-ish and Cuv-ish versions of basically the SAME vehicle - Mission2020
Lincoln did something along those lines with the nextgen MKC? = dual versions
...lowering-sleeker vs softroad-TOUGH doodads &
maybe with the citycar-version featuring if-not-limited-to ELECTRified versions??
even incorporating dual nomenclature like C