The American automaker has been mulling over using the next-generation Mustang’s MacPherson front and new independent rear suspension on a new four-door model, possibly for its Lincoln brand. Undoubtedly, Lincoln lacks the model range as competitors Cadillac and Lexus, especially with Cadillac going full charge with its newest lineup.
The new Lincoln MKS hasn’t exactly been the resounding success Ford had hoped it would be, selling only 12,217 vehicles in 2011. And with only two sedans in Lincoln’s lineup, a rear-wheel drive model to go head-to-head with Cadillac’s CTS and even BMW‘s 5-Series would make sense. It won’t exactly be easy though, even if Lincoln is able to borrow components from the 2015 Ford Mustang.
Regardless, it’s probably a good thing that Lincoln is at least debating a rear-wheel drive sedan model to add to its lineup. More importantly though, the American automaker needs to invest some time and effort in making the brand more competitive in today’s market – building a rear-wheel drive architecture exclusively for the Lincoln brand would be a good start.
[Source: Car and Driver]