Report – 2015 Mustang’s platform could underpin Lincoln model, says a Ford official
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If Ford’s Vice President of Product Development for Africa and the Asia Pacific region is to be believed, the 2015 Mustang’s platform could be underpinning a Lincoln model in the future.
Speaking to Motoring magazine, Trevor Worthington, said “If we chose to make a Lincoln version of the Mustang – I can’t imagine ever doing that – but if somebody smarter than me decided to do that, then yeah you could use that architecture.”
Earlier last year, CarandDriver ran a report stating that Lincoln would like to explore the Mustang’s rear-wheel drive architecture. Ever since then, denying the rumours have kept company officials busy until Worthington acknowledged the possibility in Sydney during the launch of the 2015 Mustang. He said the Mustang’s platform could “presumably” spawn additional models.
One would imagine that the Lincoln model, if developed and launched by Ford, would be more than just about taking a car’s platform, adding a V12 engine along with a lot of wood trims and leather – a la BMW and Rolls Royce. The Lincoln model – if it hopes to compete with the likes of the Cadillac ATS and the BMW 3 Series – will have to be entirely different from the Mustang’s brash and stiff muscle car underpinning.