2015 Mustang Could Spawn Rear-Drive Lincoln Sedan
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]
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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