Lincoln is usually about luxury cars, but this might change in the near future as Ford is considering a compact, or C-segment for it. "We do think that there is room for a smaller car in the Lincoln brand," said product development chief Derrick Kuzak.
When Ford replaces the Escape crossover early next decade, the company is expected to bring out a Lincoln companion at the same time. Suppliers and analysts expect the C-segment Ford Kuga crossover sold in Europe to be the basis for those vehicles. If this happens, this would go against earlier reports that Lincoln would focus on larger cars, while Mercury would use small premium cars as a gateway to Lincoln .
In another contradiction, Kuzak also said Ford has no plans to bring the European Ka microcar to the United States. In July, he called the Ka an "opportunity" for the United States.