Will Lincoln Make a Mustang-Based Coupe?

Posted on June 23, 2014 by  
 
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2015 Ford Mustang2015 Ford Mustang (Credit: © Ford)

Ford Motor Company is really working to make Lincoln something more than just a line of badge-engineered Ford models. While there are hopefully some thrilling luxury sedans and crossovers in the works behind the scenes at Lincoln, apparently there are also some indications that a Mustang-based Lincoln sports luxury coupe might be in development.

If that’s true, and that is a big if right now, it could be an incredibly smart move on Lincoln’s part. Right now, Lincoln needs something that will turn heads. There just isn’t much pizazz with the likes of the MKZ, and Lincoln’s model lineup is pretty sparse. If Ford ever wants the luxury brand to have even a fighting chance against the likes of Cadillac, or better yet Mercedes and BMW, more models are a must. As it stands right now, Lincoln can compete with Acura for the award of “Most Pathetic Luxury-Like Model Lineup.”

What would a Lincoln based on the next-generation Mustang look like? Plenty of people in the automotive industry have weighed in with speculation and even some theoretical renderings. Unfortunately, many of those look too much like the current lineup, or essentially like the rear of the new Mustang married with the boring and weird-looking nose that dominates the current Lincoln models.

Lincoln has a chance to really change perceptions of the brand with this whole rumored Mustang-based vehicle, if it really happens. If it turns out to be a Mustang with an ugly nose, it will be a sign that all of the talk about turning over a new leaf was just that, talk.

  • Raydar

    Although they’ll probably stick with the confusing (boring?) three letter designation, I hear that “Cougar” is available. Maybe it will even describe the target market. :D

  • Captain Jack Gunder

    Lincoln Do Something! A nameplate with that much recognition and rich history. Not every Ford buyer wants a plain Ford. What happened to these special order vehicles , each one unique, just check the boxes for color , interior, engine and options, could be built and at ur dealership in weeks. With computer controled mfging its possible! Suburu has more model configurations than Lincoln and Ford combined!

  • Anthony

    What happened to the Mark VIIII concept they originally did? Sure, they dumped it, but now’s the time to bring it back! I have a Mark VIII LSC, and it’s fantastically quick considering how old it is, and I REALLY wanna see what they do.

  • Anthony

    They actually outsold Cadillac in most cases. I looked it up.