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Lincoln MKR Concept – Time's up for the official… unveiling

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FoMoCo kept its word on the official… unveiling date of the Lincoln MKR concept that’ll make its public debut at the Detroit Show. But enough with the nagging lets go straight to the point. While it’s more than uncertain whether it’ll wriggle its way into production, the MKR expresses Lincoln’s future design strategy and premieres a new engine family called “TwinForce”.

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Lincoln Brings Customized MKS Sedan and MKX Crossover Concepts to SEMA

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The brand-new 2009 MKS sedan will take center stage at Ford’s Lincoln booth at the SEMA show which will be held November 4-7 in Las Vegas. All in all, Lincoln will feature three MKS models customized by 3dCarbon, Godfather Customs and RK Sport along with an MKX Crossover tuned by Street Concepts. “The MKS has many different facets,” said Ford designer Melvin Betancourt. “You can hot rod it, add a body kit and still maintain that luxury feel, or you can simply dress it up with a nice set of wheels.” Hit the jump for the pictures along with a short descrpition of the vehicles from Ford.

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Detroit Show: Lincoln's Ford Focus Based C-Concept with new 180HP 1.6-Liter Turbo

15z1849 Detroit Show: Lincoln's Ford Focus Based C Concept with new 180HP 1.6 Liter Turbo
Trying to appeal to a younger and more modern audience, Ford took the covers off the very European-esque, “Lincoln C” concept at the Detroit Show. The new baby Lincoln does not only look European -too be precise, it looks like a rejected Renault project…- but it is also based on the Euro-market Ford Focus platform using FoMoCo’s new 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that delivers 180HP and 180 ft.-lbs. of torque. This is the first time that FoMoCo has publicly showed off this engine that will find its way under the hood of Euro-Fords like the Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo in the very near future.

In the Lincoln C, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine is paired with Ford’s all-new dry, dual-clutch PowerShift six-speed transmission, helping the concept achieve 43 mpg U.S. on the highway.

Open up the concept’s suicide doors and you’re welcomed by a contemporary and minimalistic interior. Among the car’s highlights is the Citroen-inspired, hubless steering wheel that offers the driver an unobstructed view of the instrument panel. According to Lincoln, thanks to the cars width -two inches more than conventional C-class vehicles- it offers the roominess of a 1961 Continental at almost half the length. In modern terms, the vehicle has the overall length of a Ford Focus and the overall width of a Lincoln MKZ.

According to Peter Horbury, FoMoCo’s executive director of Design, younger contemporary consumers in the U.S. have already grown accustomed to the notion of premium quality in a small package. “During the past decade, people have gotten used to the idea that you could pay more money for a smaller version of the real thing,” said Horbury, citing the evolution of music players from tapes to CDs to MP3 players as an example.

“The same philosophy can be applied to the automobile,” he added. “People will be happy to buy a smaller car that is better for the environment and more maneuverable in the city as long as the vehicle has all the attributes they want.”

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Lincoln C Concept 20 Detroit Show: Lincoln's Ford Focus Based C Concept with new 180HP 1.6 Liter Turbo
Lincoln C Concept 19 Detroit Show: Lincoln's Ford Focus Based C Concept with new 180HP 1.6 Liter Turbo
Lincoln C Concept 18 Detroit Show: Lincoln's Ford Focus Based C Concept with new 180HP 1.6 Liter Turbo
Lincoln C Concept 15 Detroit Show: Lincoln's Ford Focus Based C Concept with new 180HP 1.6 Liter Turbo

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2010 Lincoln MKZ Prices Announced, Starts Under $35k

21eten7 2010 Lincoln MKZ Prices Announced, Starts Under $35k
The redesigned 2010 Lincoln MKZ sedan will be arriving in FoMoCo’s dealer showrooms with a starting price of $34,965 for the front-wheel drive model and $36,855 for the all-wheel drive version. Pricing on both models includes destination and delivery. The stylistically refreshed MKZ is powered by the same 3.5-liter Duratec V6 with 263 horsepower and 249 pounds-feet of torque as the 2008MY, however in addition to the 6-speed autobox, it can now also be combined with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

Standard luxury features include “Bridge of Weir” leather seats, genuine wood trim, heated and cooled front seats, the SYNC entertainment and connectivity system, a reverse sensing system and driver multi-adjustable power seat.

Buyers who want sportier looks and ride can opt for the Sport Appearance Package, which is new for the 2010 model year. The package includes a sport suspension tuning with stiffer springs and larger stabilizer bars; 18-inch polished alloy wheels; unique grille, body-color door handles and darkened headlamps; and an interior with tuxedo seam seat patterns, contrasting piping, upgraded floor mats and aluminum ‘appliqués’.

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Ford Group U.S. Sales Plunge 40.2% in January

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It appears that there’s no end to the sales crisis that has hit the U.S. auto industry. In January 2009, Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales that include the Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo brands, fell to 93,506 units, a 40.2 percent decline versus a year ago (156,391 units). Volvo was the hardest hit as its January sales plunged 63.8 percent to a mere 2,910 vehicles. FoMoCo said that its inventories were 420,000 vehicles at the end of January, which is 156,000 vehicles lower than a year ago. During the past 12 months, the Ford’s inventories were reduced by 27 percent which is consistent with the company’s sales decline (22 percent) during this same period.

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