Ford has confirmed to analysts that Lincoln will be getting a seven-passenger crossover based on the platform of the Ford Fairlane. Codenamed D472 the seven-passenger crossover, Ford showed off the vehicle during a presentation to analysts. Ford has said the D472 will go on sale in 2008 as a 2009 model year. No images have been released yet of the car but the company’s North American Design Chief says it will compare to the styling of Gulfstream jet (umm okay).
Ford has been planning behind the curtains to strengthen its Lincoln name as a respect luxury brand and looking to compete with BMW, Audi, Jaguar and Infiniti. This new Lincoln crossover should give them a needed boost as BMW plans the X6 and Infiniti gets ready to launch a crossover at the New York Auto Show in April. Pictured above is the Aviator Crossover Concept.
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