At the Los Angeles auto show, the top executives of Ford announced another reformatting of the Lincoln brand; the luxury brand needs to sell more than 100,000 vehicles a year to be profitable and to be seen as a major player in the premium market.
2017 Lincoln Town Car release date
It isn’t clear when Lincoln plan to introduce a new model, but we expect that we won’t be seeing anything new from the manufacturer until at least mid-2017.
Release date: mid 2017
2017 Lincoln Town Car redesign and platform
The platform for the Lincoln MKZ is of course Ford, known as the Fusion sedan in America and the Mondeo in Europe. The interior is unmistakably Ford, with common features running throughout the MKZ and the Fusion, although Lincoln say that the stylists are refining their car with more expensive materials.
Lincoln are adamant that they won’t be releasing a compact model costing less than $30,000 in a bid to attract younger customers (as the competition do), but industry insiders say that without such a model, it is unlikely that Lincoln will take a mass share of the market.
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2017 Lincoln Town Car price
Resale values aren’t bad for the Town Car, a decent used example will cost anywhere up to $15,000 and you get a lot of car for your money, even more so when you consider the new price is between $26,000 – $28,000.
The new model, based on a new pricing strategy is expected to be around $26-28 thousand.
2017 Lincoln Town Car production plans
Getting those 100,000 customers won’t be easy, Lincoln will need to overhaul their image and their product; offering more tech would be a start.
Lincoln have also shown a 400 BHP version, using a 3.0 liter supercharged EcoBoost engine designated the 3.0T
2017 Lincoln Town Car technical characteristic
The Lincoln Town Car is known for one thing; soft and comfortable ride. Unprecedented levels of sound insulation and air suspension means that a trip in a Town Car is something akin to a journey on a couch.
2017 Lincoln Town Car video review
2017 Lincoln Town Car suspension and specs
Speaking of the suspension; this is perhaps the most well-known aspect of the car, and the reliability of the suspension components is legendary – most parts will run for 125,000 miles before needing replacement, even the consumables manage 30,000+ miles.
The engine is also damn reliable, mileage of 600,000 isn’t unheard of. The only real known weak point of the Lincoln is the cable harness located near the front wheel arch.
2017 Lincoln Town Car pictures