Lincoln Planning Mustang-Based Coupe?

Report

If everything goes well for Lincoln's revival, it could get a rear-drive sports coupe based on the next-gen Mustang.

Ford's endeavors to breathe some life into the Lincoln Motor Company (as it's now known) has so far amounted chiefly to some marketing exercises, but what Lincoln really needs to succeed is a more compelling product portfolio. The American automaker knows this all too well, and is said to be planning a series of new vehicles to launch in the coming couple of years. Among them, according to the latest intel, could be a rear-drive coupe based on the next-generation Mustang.

Ford Inside News is reporting that the rear-drive luxury coupe would likely pack an EcoBoost V6 (rather than a V8), but with a turbocharger or two, that could still motivate a whole lot of leather and chrome. Don't get too excited just yet, though, because the Lincoln coupe is anything but a sure thing, and is still a few years off at best. In order to reach that point, the new brass at Lincoln will need to prove itself to Ford's higher-ups by making a success of more mainstream products. In the next couple of years, Lincoln will be launching a new MKS, MKX, Navigator and more, along with the new MKZ and a compact crossover based on the Ford Escape.

You Might Also Like
10 Incredible Small Cars We'd Love To See In The USA
10 Incredible Small Cars We'd Love To See In The USA
Remember When Genesis Was Still A Hyundai? It's Now Incredibly Cheap
Remember When Genesis Was Still A Hyundai? It's Now Incredibly Cheap

Tipped to be called MKC or MKD, the crossover is expected to debut in a couple of weeks at the Detroit Auto Show. The coupe, meanwhile, may not be the only thing Lincoln has planned for the Mustang's new rear-drive platform. A large flagship sedan could also be in the pipeline, but again, everything hinges on Lincoln making the most of the mainstream products it already has in the cooker. (Pictured are the 2001 Lincoln MK9 concept in black and the 2004 Mark X concept in silver.)

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$25,680

Related Reviews

2016 Ford Mustang GT Review: We Drove The Stang In London And The Brits Loved It
Test Drive
26
2016 Ford Mustang GT Review: We Drove The Stang In London And The Brits Loved It
2018 Ford Mustang Coupe Review
Model Overview
0
2018 Ford Mustang Coupe Review
2018 Ford Mustang GT Test Drive Review: A Snake With The Heart Of A Stallion
Test Drive
86
2018 Ford Mustang GT Test Drive Review: A Snake With The Heart Of A Stallion
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt First Drive Review: America’s Bond Car Is Back
First Drive
26
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt First Drive Review: America’s Bond Car Is Back