Lincoln plans to add suicide doors to a future version of the Continental sedan in a move that harks back to the nameplate's iconic past, dealers learned Saturday at the 2018 NADA show in Las Vegas.
Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover.
Ford tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted after an internal investigation uncovered "inappropriate behaviour," as its president of North America.
Eleven years after ditching a long history of well-known names for the MK scheme, the brand is charting a new path with the introduction of the 2019 Nautilus, which will be built in Ontario and replaces the MKX.
Say hello to the Lincoln Nautilus and goodbye to the brand's "MK" naming scheme that some customers still haven't deciphered after more than a decade. First to go is the MKX, which will become the Nautilus when the 2019 model reaches showrooms next year.
The freshened 2019 MKC compact crossover, due in Canadian showrooms next summer, features new infotainment and safety technology and the mesh grille found on Lincoln's newest products.
Two years after the second-generation MKX debuted, the premium midsize crossover built in Oakville, Ont., will undergo a freshening for the 2018 model year that resembles the face of Lincoln's latest cars and light trucks.
Lincoln is ready to find a new and more youthful audience, says Ford of Canada President Mark Buzzell. Lincoln buyers have traditionally been older, and Buzzell said he is focused on changing that.