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Detroit Motor Show: Lincoln MKS


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Sep 7, 2004
Bradford, UK

Ford's Lincoln division, set up as a posher alternative to the mainstream Blue Oval products, previewed the future of its top-end saloon offerings in Detroit.

The MKS concept has an emphasis on "refinement, rather than ostentation", says design director Peter Horbury, and is more gently curved than earlier Lincoln saloons, while remaining faithful to the usual Lincoln grille and other distinctive design cues.

The show car on display in Detroit has a 315bhp 4.4-litre V8 engine with six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive and a specification including 20-inch wheels, panoramic glass roof, adaptive LED headlights, 14-way adjustable heated/cooled seats, tri-zone climate control, touch-screen controls and full Bluetooth telecoms kit and DVD surround-sound entertainment package.

The upmarket feel is accentuated with a two-tone paint finish - Juniper Frost over Celadon Green (metallic greenish-beiges) - and polished alloy roof rails and mouldings. Inside, it's trimmed in white and grey suede and aniline leather with textured carpets and soft-effect lighting.

"Lincoln has historically excelled at full-size luxury sedans - it's been our hallmark", says marketing vice-president Darryl Hazel. "With the Lincoln MKS, we're reaffirming what we stand for and signalling our intent to introduce a new generation of consumers to full-size performance luxury in the very near future."
I really like this car and I'm not a big fan of luxury cars. Hopefully then make it and soon. Lincoln really need a car like this one.
Looks like a Lexus or an Acura. Thus, worrisome.