Lincoln might use 2015 Mustang components for its upcoming RWD sedan

Article by Christian A., on June 27, 2012

As Ford develops the new 2015 Mustang, it thought about the possibility of using its component set on a rear-wheel drive Lincoln sedan. Ford is studying the potential of installing the MacPherson front and new independent rear suspension of the next-generation Mustang on a new four-door model that’s likely to be a Lincoln. Lincoln doesn’t have the model range of its rivals like Cadillac and Lexus.

In fact, the new Lincoln MKS sold just 12,217 vehicles in 2011. This is far from what Ford had expected for this model. Lincoln only has two sedans in its lineup so it would make sense that it would offer a rear-wheel drive model that will compete with Cadillac’s CTS and BMW‘s 5-Series.

But even if Lincoln could borrow components from the 2015 Ford Mustang, it still won’t be a simple task. Lincoln’s plan to build a rear-wheel drive architecture just for the brand would be great start for it to be more competitive in the market.

Packed with innovative technologies and a world-class performance, the all-new Ford Mustang opens up a new chapter of the iconic pony car with appearances around the globe in six cities on four continents.

Unlike any other car, the Ford Mustang is very passionate which also has something to do with its visceral look, sound and performance. It has a distinct characteristic that draws people to it. Ford Group Vice President for Global Product Development Raj Nair describes it as the “heart and soul of Ford”, the Mustang being “more than just a car”. More than 9 million Ford Mustangs have been sold within the 50 years of its existence.

Moreover, it has been featured in various films, television shows, music and video games and is recorded as the world’s most-liked vehicle. And for the first time, the all-new Mustang will be gracing key parts in Europe and Asia.

According to Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln, the all-new Mustang was developed to become a contemporary interpretation of the American automotive icon that was the Mustang, which has been a symbol of optimism and freedom for millions around the world.

The design is more contemporary with a clean-sheet design of the Mustang fastback and convertible, an essential character of this new model, while retaining the unmistakable Mustang elements – such as the long sculpted hood and short rear deck.

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