Report: Lincoln shelves plans to do a small car, working on 425-hp V6 EcoBoost

Over a year and a half ago, Ford voiced interest in producing a widespread luxury lineup: a Lincoln to rival Mercedes, Audi and BMW; two independent sources inside Ford have leaked less niche-happy intentions.

Lincoln now seems interested in putting out a line up similar to BMW in, say, 2005/2006: there will be one or two bigger SUVs and a smaller one based on the Escape, currently referred to as the MkD. At one point, there was talk of a Focus-based MkC, but those plans have been axed and the MkZ (or Ford Fusion with leather) will be showing up in late 2012.

Let’s not forget their more traditional ambitions as well.

In other news, Lincoln is also working on a couple of V6 EcoBoost engines popping out somewhere between 400 and 425-hp.

– By: Sawyer Sutton

Source: FIN