Lincoln became a utility-only brand in North America after it discontinued the Continental sedan last year.
But dealers are intrigued by the possibility of adding new vehicle profiles as Ford Motor Co.'s luxury line transitions to electric vehicles later this decade.
Bill Dawes, chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council, said retailers want to add nameplates to the Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator lineup. Dawes, owner of the Bob-Boyd Auto Family, which includes a Lincoln store in Columbus, Ohio, pointed to one of Lincoln's China-only vehicles as a potential option.
"Every dealer would say they saw the Zephyr that's in China and it's a great-looking vehicle," Dawes told Automotive News. "Could there ever be a sedan or sedan-like silhouette? Or even a larger vehicle? There's just so many things I think they could do with the BEVs in terms of style and design and they're going to be able to adapt much faster with those vehicles."