Report: FoMoCo considering taking Lincoln global… eventually

2011 Lincoln MKS

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Ford’s president of the Americas, Mark Fields, said that FoMoCo may consider selling Lincoln outside of North America.

“Potentially, but we are focusing Lincoln here in North America for right now,” Fields said. “We don”t have any plans at this point to take it global. That doesn”t mean in the future we wouldn”t look at that, but it”s very important for us to focus on North America.”

Separately, Fields declined to comment on the possibility of Lincoln getting a compact vehicle.

Lincoln sales fell 23 percent to 82,847 units last year, its lowest total since 1981.

– By: Kap Shah

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