: Lincoln to show new RWD concept at Detroit Auto Show



Blackout
12-13-06, 12:51 PM
(http://www.motorauthority.com/news/concept-cars/lincoln-to-show-new-rwd-concept-at-detroit/)
http://www.motorauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/Ford/Falcon/image28637_b.jpg


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 (http://www.businessweek.com/autos/content/dec2006/bw20061212_753286.htm?chan=autos_autos+index+page) 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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gothicaleigh
12-13-06, 12:59 PM
Sounded promising until I read this part:


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


:bang2:

Blackout
12-13-06, 01:03 PM
Sounded promising until I read this part:




:bang2:I know. When I read that also I cringed.

BishopRuger
12-13-06, 01:04 PM
Isn't the next gen CTS going to be revealed at the Detriot auto show also??

gothicaleigh
12-13-06, 01:12 PM
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. ;)

Florian
12-13-06, 03:36 PM
looks like the last gen Mustang....yuk



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Blackout
12-13-06, 04:01 PM
http://www.discountnewcars.com.au/carimages/ford_falcon_xr8_sedan_bf.jpg

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

Benzilla
12-13-06, 06:16 PM
It looks like a '99 Mustang had horrible unplanned sex with a Pontiac G6.

gothicaleigh
12-13-06, 06:59 PM
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. :suspense:

dp102288
12-13-06, 07:47 PM
Its just ugly to me.

yeah on the RWD thing. :nono:

davesdeville
12-15-06, 12:26 AM
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..

Blackout
12-15-06, 09:28 AM
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.

dp102288
12-15-06, 05:38 PM
What's the Ford Oz...the Falcon thingy?

davesdeville
12-15-06, 09:57 PM
Oz = Australia. So in effect yes I was talking about the Falcon.

dp102288
12-16-06, 08:22 AM
^^ Oh & thanks.