Alan Mulally has no plans to give up on Lincoln and has his sights on competing with the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. Reports today suggest that FoMoCo is preparing to build a new Lincoln SUV at its Louisville Assembly plant..
The model will be built alongside the Escape and other compact, fuel-efficient Ford models once the factory’s renovations is completed a year from now. Insiders say that the unnamed Lincoln SUV will be smaller than the MKX model and will compete with the Lexus RX.
FoMoCo is scheduled to make a formal announcement of new Louisville Assembly products early next month.
Refresher: The 2011 Lincoln MKX is powered by a 3.7L Duratec V6 Ti-VCT engine making 305-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed SelectShift automatic with paddle shifters, the 2011 Lincoln MKX averages an EPA-estimated fuel-economy of 19/26 mpg (city/highway) with a combined fuel-economy of 21 mpg. Prices start at $39,145.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Free Press