Lincoln expects MKT crossover to do well in alternative markets

Article by Christian A., on December 7, 2010

Lincoln is anticipating that sales of the MKT crossover would pick up but instead of the mass markets, the carmaker is hoping that the model will do well in unconventional ones. Last October, Lincoln divulged that two modified MKT platforms were in development for the livery market -- replacements for the base and stretched Town Car.

The livery business workhorse is set to be discontinued in August 2011. Then there’s the MKT-based hearse for the funeral business. It’s apparent that the MKT's wheelbase was significantly stretched. The rear passenger door is a lot longer than the door on the regular MKT.

Its roof has been padded and it has been raised by almost a foot. The rear-end styling was significantly reworked to accommodate a wide door that is hinged on the left side.

In addition, the MKT taillight theme is similar to that of the consumer model. A Lincoln spokesman denies that the company is planning to enter the hearse-making business. Lincoln spokesman Christian Bokich said that this appears to be a prototype from one of the livery upfitters.

He said that what the carmaker will offer are “conversion-ready kits for hearses.” He revealed that Lincoln will be working with some suppliers for these vehicles.

Last October, Ford Motor Co. announced that two new livery vehicles based on the MKT will be available starting in early 2012. The first is a standard livery vehicle with stretched second-row seating while the second is a modified heavy-duty chassis version for limousine modification. [via autonews - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s Kris Singh’s blue carbon flying machine! Time stood still for a few minutes after the extremely rare Pagani Huayra BC Macchina...
by - May 24, 2017
If you’re selling some of the most expensive and most exclusive cars in the world, perhaps it would be a great idea to commission an ultra-rare work from the same...
by - May 24, 2017
Ford Motor Co. now has a new man on the top, and he goes by the name of Jim Hackett. Effective May 22, 2017, Hackett is named the new president...
by - May 24, 2017
Skoda recently launched the new Karoq compact SUV as a replacement model to its now-defunct Yeti small crossover. Slotted below the newly introduced Skoda Kodiaq, the new Karoq features a...
by - May 23, 2017
There are already rumors suggesting that the next generation BMW 5-Series GT is expected to be joining the 6-Series range. The latest reports instead tell us that that 3-Series GT...
by - May 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries