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Ford @ NAIAS: Lincoln MKT Touring Vehicle Concept

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this is kind of like when you see a newborn for the first time and its not all that attractive.

i kind of don't know what to say. needs a lot of help in many ways even if i kind of can see what they are trying to do.

bottom line is, is this concept only? I don't think Lincoln needs to waste time with this when they do not have a REAL town car, or when they need to get out a new entry lux car to freshen the mkz.

everyone from carmakers to NFL teams looking for a coach are looking for 'game changers'. In this case, we have a reach, until they fix the styling, inside and out.

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A restyle of the rear end would do wonders for this. It's too saggy the way it is. The rest of the exterior is nice.

Don't much care for the interior, but Lincoln has mercifully abandoned those hideous square gauges in this one.

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It's hideous. If you think it's just the angles....

The only thing stunning about it is the interior, which looks like it ripped out of the MKR.

I agree with you, Cory.

I find this thing NASTY. Lincoln has TRULY lost it's way.

I'd rather see a rebadged Flex than I would this thing......

Cadillac may not be perfect, but it's GUARANTEED they are making the Lincoln product-planners very nervous these days. I say good ridance to Lincoln....and none too soon. (I wish that I didn't have to say good ridance.)

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You know, this reminds me of this:

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MKT... This is not the new Town Car is it...

I think it was Chrysler that showed us the "new" Town Car......

Remember the limited production "stretched" 300C from last year?

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Sigh... this design language was so stunning beautiful on the MKR concept, I can only be disappointed to see it vertically stretched into an SUV-ish proportion.

Now... if I had never seen the MKR, about the only thing other than the slightly too-tall proportion of this is... I really dislike the rear quarter kick-up at the beltline, esp from the front 3/4-view. Otherwise, it's quite expressive.

Oh, and there's not an ounce of 2nd-gen Seville in it for me.

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Elaborating more, I think the design cues by themselves are perfect. Together, it's hideous. It just doesn't look that good in this application. On the MKR... They worked excellently.

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For those who have been asking: this is Lincoln's version of the Ford Flex/Fairlane. Along the lines of the Benz R-Class, it is not supposed to be a sedan. Edited by ocnblu

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