Automotive enthusiasts have been clamoring for Lincoln to launch a rear-wheel drive model and their calls have been heard – to a point. Ford has a rear-wheel drive coupe under consideration for the Lincoln brand, however, its development will be contingent on the success of the new MKZ and the upcoming compact crossover model.
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If all goes according to plan and the two new Lincoln models are considered a success, a Mustang-based coupe could be destined to debut as a 2016 or 2017 model. But those thinking that it’ll come soon, will have to patiently wait. The American automaker will launch an all-new MKS, Navigator, and MKX before the rear-wheel drive coupe makes an appearance.
It’s not likely that Ford will make any significant investments into the Lincoln brand until it has the belief that its revival plan is working and will be successful.