Lincoln plans to grow its line-up
They are dropping like flies around Ford. With Mercury going down, Ford will now only have Lincoln to fund and the extra cash will definitely be going into refreshing and expanding the Lincoln line-up. The first model to be added to the line-up will be a compact 4WD vehicle. There are no official details on this particular model as of yet, but it is believed to be a crossover based on the next-generationKuga crossover from Europe. Look at the Lincoln C concept from the 2009 Detroit show and we might be getting a glimpse of the crossover to come.
The future crossover won’t be the only thing getting added to the lineup. Lincoln will also be bringing a redesigned version of the MKZ and a new Mid-sized sedan based on the next-generation Ford Mondeo. The MKS will also receive a redesign in 2012, with a completely new version coming in 2016.
But wait, there’s more. In 2011, Lincoln will drop the Town Car and offer a facelift for the MKX. A redesign for the MKX is expected in 2014. The MKT will be redesigned for 2012, but most likely dropped in 2014. And finally the Navigator; it will receive a facelift in 2012 and a new EcoBoost engine with a 5.0-liter V-8 within the next few years.