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Christopher Bruce2012-12-27 17:38:08

Ford Escape-Based Crossover for Lincoln Due for Detroit

Will follow up the reveal of the MKZ at the show last year

 
 
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The chassis will come directly from the new Escape

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big reveal at the North American International Auto Show will be an Ford EscapeEscape Gen.3Ford Escape Gen.3United States of America, 2012 > present10 versions
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-based crossover with a concept called the MKC.

Lincoln is refusing to talk about the car, but internal sources at Lincoln revealed the truck to The Detroit Bureau. 

The truck had better be good Lincoln sales are down 3% from January through November, but the US auto sales are up 15% in general over the same period. 

Nothing else is known about the car at the moment. The engine lineup will be shared with Ford and styling will carry forward with the MKZ'sMKZ 2Lincoln MKZ 2United States of America, 2012 > present6 versions
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design.

The problem facing Lincoln is that it is trying in re-invent itself into a legitimate luxury brand while Ford is simultaneously moving its cars upmarket. It means that Lincoln will have to make its cars even more luxurious to differentiate themselves from Fords. 

Source: The Detroit Bureau and Car and Driver

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