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    Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show






    MOTORAUTHORITY.COM - - Lincoln will debut a new concept car at the Detroit Auto Show based on Ford Australia?s bread-and-butter Falcon sedan, picture above. After suffering years of shrinking sales and poor brand image, Lincoln will try to appeal to a younger audience with a new model. The concept car will be RWD, but execs are currently debating whether the production car should also be RWD like most high-end luxury cars or FWD/AWD like most cars in the Ford line-up. The concept was made under the watch of Ford North American design chief Peter Horbury, who has said it will incorporate design cues that will make their way to future Lincolns.


    The reason FoMoCo is tapping its Australian subsidiary is because it?s an expert at building large RWD sedans and has been making them for decades. Ford Australia sells an upscale version of the Falcon called the Fairmont that may require minimal changes to make it a Lincoln. It will be building a new generation Falcon codenamed Orion for 2008, which would be the version that Lincoln would use. If Ford greenlights the concept car, it?s possible that the new Lincoln would be imported from Australia, a report from BusinessWeek stated.


    We think a move like this is long overdue for Lincoln. If Ford has decided not to shutter the brand, it needs to start thinking creatively and use its global resources to maximise efficiency. We?ll have to wait for the Detroit show to see what Lincoln has in store for us.



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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Sounded promising until I read this part:

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    The concept car will be RWD, but execs are currently debating whether the production car should also be RWD like most high-end luxury cars or FWD/AWD like most cars in the Ford line-up


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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh View Post
    Sounded promising until I read this part:




    I know. When I read that also I cringed.

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Isn't the next gen CTS going to be revealed at the Detriot auto show also??

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Quote Originally Posted by BishopRuger View Post
    Isn't the next gen CTS going to be revealed at the Detriot auto show also??
    Yep. I can also pretty much gaurantee which is going to get more attention too.

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    looks like the last gen Mustang....yuk



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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show



    Send this over here and rebadge it as a Lincoln and you have a winner! 349 hp and 369 tq

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    It looks like a '99 Mustang had horrible unplanned sex with a Pontiac G6.

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Benzilla View Post
    It looks like a '99 Mustang had horrible unplanned sex with a Pontiac G6.
    Probably.
    My first thought was that it looked like a GTO.

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Its just ugly to me.

    yeah on the RWD thing.

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    The Fords of Oz look nothing like Lincolns. I'm sure there will be plenty of styling changes. I just hope they keep the RWD/V8..

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville View Post
    The Fords of Oz look nothing like Lincolns. I'm sure there will be plenty of styling changes. I just hope they keep the RWD/V8..
    And at least a 6 speed manual option and not flog it with a 4 speed manual or something.

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    What's the Ford Oz...the Falcon thingy?

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    Oz = Australia. So in effect yes I was talking about the Falcon.

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    Re: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show

    ^^ Oh & thanks.

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