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05-23-2018 03:15 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

just putting this idea [& expansion] here

quote=phil1336 @ B0N
"When is Ford going to offer a Warm/Hot Weather Package? Sure, all Vehicles now have Air-conditioning as standard equipment but what about Cooling Seats as well as other features designed for the Tropics?"

super-reflecting roof
solar-powered venting-when-off - solarcells on trunkid or hood?
automatic/powered reflective window shades - all windows...
...wonder if a HAIL-Shield could be developed and included? about hurricane-resistant glass?
05-22-2018 09:39 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

Lincoln partners with snobby SBE hotel group
04-02-2018 09:59 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

little MARK V Designers Series vid clip @ fb made me
-- wonder about paint-based themes (hafta think on this s'more...**)
-- *bump* this old thread

**/edit: maybe something with 2-tone?
like 1 paint (black,white,silver/gray?) + another that matches the interior??
11-14-2017 09:13 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

don't remember if I've posted this but

ANYone ELSE kinda think we're *ready* for the [BL] themes to be 'settled' across all models?
the same wood(s), steeringwheels, color-accented pieces... ...SAME THEMES (+some options withIN each theme?)
(note: NOT saying 3, 4, or even 6 themes is enough!!)

exhibit A:
Originally Posted by Bloggin View Post
There seem to be more changes for Black Label. The earlyConti-Chalet has/had a two-tone steering wheel like below. But now (NAVI)'s all black. Wonder if it had to do with keeping the white leather clean....

06-27-2017 05:52 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
It's a nice interior for sure but I am not a fan of the new RAM grille. It's too gaudy.
Agreed, it's pretty bad.

The "RAM" text on the tailgate is also far too large.
06-27-2017 04:50 PM
Andrew L
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

It's a nice interior for sure but I am not a fan of the new RAM grille. It's too gaudy.
06-27-2017 04:11 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

from later, for later ...don't peek

this ( which kinda sounds a bit parts-bin-ish )
Ram Forges New 'Tungsten Edition' Pickup - AutoVerdict

...buyers love luxury trim levels... ...the Tungsten Edition is based on Ram Limited, but positioned above the Laramie and Longhorn models. The Tungsten name is just hyperbole, Ram has given the grille on this truck a “tungsten finish” for a more luxurious appearance when paired with the blackened headlights pulled from the Ram Sport. A sportier hood on the 1500 model and blacked out exterior trim round out the exterior visuals.

Inside, Tungsten models gain unique, two-tone leather upholstery and unique carpeting. Real wood trim is also in tow, while this particular Ram is the first pickup on the market to feature a suede headliner.

The hidden agenda on Ram’s part is to help drive up transaction prices on the Ram, so it likely comes as no surprise that the Ram 1500 Tungsten Edition will start at $55,120; about a $3,000 increase of the Limited. In the grand scheme of luxury pickups, $55,000 honestly isn’t much these days...

makes me wonder about different / Seasonal? / less long-lived / special-edition-ish...
...almost the equivalent of a software EASTER-EGG,
maybe "Experimental-Experiential" guinea-pig way of trying-out,
and Surprising-&-Delighting theme-ettes
( now imagining the Famous 'Upside Down' Jenny postage stamp for a tongue-in-cheek program logo )

of course, StepOne would be YOUR-CHOICE of dash wood trim
06-24-2017 04:35 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

. for your consideration...

Lynk & CO Continues Promising ‘Brutally Simple’ Sales Strategy With No Haggling

, By Matt Posky on June 22, 2017

Geely may be pushing the Lynk & Co brand as the most connected and tech-savvy in existence but its senior vice president Alain Visser believes its sales strategy should remain simple. With cars supposedly rolling out in Europe and North America for 2019, Lynk & Co is only planning to offer an extremely limited number of trim choices that rotate seasonally. It’s a fine strategy for an unknown element breaking into the marketplace but it does omit the ability to rake in the additional dough via optional extras. However, it also permits for lower production costs and a flat rate Lynk & Co claims buyers won’t need to bother negotiating.

How convenient for everyone.

“In Europe and the U.S. we will have a maximum of 10 variants and no options. It’s brutally simple, but we believe that is what consumers want,” Visser explained to Automotive News Europe. “You can imagine how this reduces complexity, reduces cost — and the cars will always be in stock.”

That brutal, savage, caveman-level of unsophistication appears to include an inability to haggle for a discount. Visser said one of the most perplexing aspects of the automotive industry is that it seems to be the only one where customers negotiate the product’s final price.

Newsflash: It’s because cars (like homes) are a major long-term expenditure of funds and prospective buyers don’t want to overpay. Bargaining over a sack of groceries is a waste of time but the same cannot be said for a shiny new SUV when the stakes are so much higher. It’s also part of our culture. Haggling on an automobile is as American as baseball or selling guns to a third world nation to fight a war you helped start but refuse to finish. We bargained with the horse; we do it with the car.

Interestingly Visser only mentioned the sales plan as it relates to Europe. Is that because he was addressing a European audience or because the United States’ dealer model could make negotiation-free pricing an impossibility?

Lynk & Co has specified in the past that it wants to implement flat fees and direct sales globally, but hasn’t been able to specify if that will be true for the U.S. The concept of a competitive and fairly priced vehicle you don’t need to argue about in a little room for two hours is a lovely dream, though.

Whether or not the United States is ready for it, Visser said the dream will be a reality in Europe.

“Our prices will be the same across a currency, so in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain [prices] will be exactly the same,” he explained. “Everybody compares with the competition in the market… for us, competition is also public transportation, Google, and Uber.”

In addition of normal ownership Lynk & Co will also be offering mobility service subscriptions which essentially serve as long term rentals. The brand also wants to provide full-time possessors the ability to rent their vehicles out to drivers in need using an in-car application that allows phone access similar to ZipCar. The Geely sub-brand claims it would be a good way for buyers to mitigate ownership costs or simply be a Good Samaritan to the neighbors.

Europe should have the Lynk & Co 01 crossover a few months prior to North America. It’s still unclear exactly how it will be sold in the U.S. but servicing is almost guaranteed to take place at Volvo dealerships.

05-03-2017 11:05 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label] vs AstonMartin 'Designer Specs'...& "Q" option = UNltd

having a LOT of fun with videos from "Form Trends"...
04-26-2017 09:54 PM
Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

Like most ads they impart a lifestyle message more than just a product message and I think they work well.
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