Lincoln RWD Crossover in the Works

Lincoln RWD Crossover in the Works

Ford is working on a new rear-wheel drive model, but it won’t be a traditional sedan as many believed. 

According to a recent report from The Truth About Cars, the long-awaited rear-wheel drive Lincoln model will be a crossover that will likely share its platform with the next-generation Explorer. The American automaker is looking to expand its presence in the ever-growing crossover segment but more importantly wants to capture more of the police vehicle market.

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The Ford Explorer Police Interceptor sales are up 52 percent year-to-date while the Taurus Interceptor sales are down seven percent, providing evidence that crossovers are gaining in popularity while the Taurus might not be long for the world. The appeal of a crossover with SUV utility and rear-wheel drive dynamics will offer a competitive alternative to the Chevrolet Tahoe while being more fuel efficient.

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[Source: TTAC]

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  • johnls39 .

    I know Ford loves trucks and SUVs but what about a rwd Lincoln sedan? Lincoln needs to become one of the elite players again like it was before the 80s. The MKC and MKZ are decent offerings at this moment.

  • Rocket

    I’d love to see a RWD Lincoln sedan. But in truth is most Lincoln customers simply don’t care. And if they do, most of them likely prefer the traction and packaging advantages of FWD. Even Cadillac hasn’t found the success they expected by switching to RWD. The MKZ currently outsells both the ATS and CTS even though there probably isn’t an enthusiast in the world that believes the MKZ is the better car.

    I still believe we’ll see a RWD Lincoln soon – either a small sport coupe based on the Mustang or larger sport sedan. Maybe both. If the Explorer moves to a unibody RWD platform, they’ll likely put the platform to use in as many ways possible. A Lincoln sedan on the same platform seems like a no-brainer.