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Thanks to TTAC‘s sources inside the Blue Oval (the same ones who scuttled rumors of a revived Ford GT), we can exclusively reveal that the long awaited RWD Lincoln is in the works, along with a Ford counterpart. But the newest rear-drive Blue Oval vehicle won’t be a sedan ala the Lincoln Continental or a Ford Falcon revival. It’s going to be a crossover.


On the surface, the idea of two rear-drive crossovers makes zero sense at all. Rear-wheel drive is now primarily used for enhanced driving dynamics, and a crossover isn’t exactly the kind of vehicle that stands to benefit from such a layout. But Ford has tried this before with the Australian market Territory (above) a vehicle that was widely lauded for its performance and practicality.

But a closer look at the dynamics of the auto market place shows that a new full-size sedan is a fool’s errand. The full-size market is shrinking with each year, as large crossovers take an increasing bite out of a once dominant segment. The next generation Ford Taurus is rumored to be dead in the water after it bombed a series of design clinics – instead, a large Ford sedan based on the Fusion’s CD platform will be built for the Chinese market, alongside Project GOBI, a large Lincoln sedan, akin to the MKS, but focused on Chinese tastes and sold world wide.

Aside from the growing crossover market, there’s also the matter of police car sales. Year-to-date, the Explorer Police Interceptor sales are up 52 percent while Taurus Interceptor sales are down 7 percent, with the Explorer outselling the Taurus by a 2:1 margin. By combining the SUV bodystyle and rear-drive dynamics in a Pursuit rated package, Ford could offer a police vehicle that offers law enforcement officials the best of both worlds, while also offers an alternative to the Chevrolet Tahoe that is more fuel efficient and able to use the same mounting points for police hardware as previous Ford vehicles.

A civilian version would be a slightly different beast. Although rear-drive would be a way to differentiate itself from the Edge and MKX, most of the new upcoming RWD CUVs would likely leave the showroom with AWD. We don’t know much about powertrains, styling details or even a moniker for the future Lincoln, but we do know the name for the upcoming Ford version.

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Explorer Mmmm? at long last a car from Lincoln l can buy Wow, thats very good news.

Wow at long last a decent car might be coming out of the Lincoln shed worth buying, what was the last decent quality RWD upmarket premium car probably that commanded a decent premium price probably the Ford GT.

At long last Lincoln are start to get it, following the quality drivetrain of the cars in front "leading" the quality prestige car market Mercedes Benz, BMW & Lexus, at long last Lincoln have a car that l can buy from them rather than permanently lock out of the Lincoln new car buying process by Lincoln Motor Company, well done about time Lincoln. Only nearest equivalent to this for me would be a RWD/AWD F-150 that manages to shift 700,000 a year, its a shame Lincoln have not picked up on this earlier.
 

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Mopar seem to be doing all right with the big Jeep sales at the moment they seem to be in a vertical sales graph climb globally, unlike agoraphobic FWD Lincoln that sit bottom of its home US luxury car market, it's nice to see Lincoln add a quality drivetrain to its line-up, l hope they do as well as Jeep have done with it globally.

FWD Lincoln dominating it's home market from the front, RWD BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus trail from the rear.



4.9% of the luxury market FWD Lincoln LOL thats showed them all in the luxury market how to do it properly, l bet the other luxury brands crap themselves with fear when they see the latest more expensive Lincoln version of a "exclusive" Aston Martin Ford Fusion.

Nice to see a RWD/4WD offered in the Lincoln line-up the new Cherokee, F-Series, Silverado & RAM are all selling well with such a nice drivetrain, l don't think l would like it if it was just AWD thats permanently wastes fuel & chews up all the tires, that would be horrible being forced to use AWD when you don't need it.
 

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Nah nobody does RWD/4WD in the US market anymore is no money to be made in RWD/4WD cars nobody buys them in the USA, FWD Lincoln are tops at everything sales wise globally, FWD Lincoln are the kings of luxury market sales making trillions in the US market, BMW & Mercedes cars LOL the Germans don't make money on RWD nobody is buying them in the USA no money to be made, everybody buy FWD Lincolns did you not know that? Thats what folk here keep telling who drink Lincoln kool-aid keep telling me here, l am just a realist.

Worlds most profitable cars - The "wealth-creators".

1. RWD/4WD Ford F-series $50bn

2. RWD/4WD GM Silverado $40bn

3. RWD/4WD Dodge Ram $18bn

3. RWD Mercedes Benz S-Class $18bn

5. RWD BMW 5-series $24bn

6. RWD BMW 3-series US$17bn

7. RWD Mercedes E-Class $13bn.

8. RWD/4WD Lexus RX $12bn

9. FWD Honda Accord US$11bn.

10. RWD/4WD Jeep Grand Cherokee US$7bn.

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They are all useless, FWD Lincoln makes all the profits and sales globally at Ford everybody knows that?
 
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