Leaving aside its latest problems, Ford stepped up on its “boldmove” motto confirming that it will put the Lincoln MKS in production. Based on the concept vehicle first shown at the North American International Auto Show in January the MKS is expected to hit Lincoln dealers sometime next year.
Press Release: “The Lincoln MKS will take Lincoln craftsmanship and comfort beyond anything we’ve built before,” said Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company Executive Vice President and President of The Americas. “Its design communicates power, motion and speed, and it will be packed with more technology and features than any Lincoln before.”
One new technology on the Lincoln flagship comes straight from Ford racing and the Ford GT: a capless fuel filler. It eliminates the inconvenience of forgetting to put the gas cap back on after refueling and is better for the environment because no gas fumes escape.
“Capless fuel filling will make its way throughout our lineup going forward, and it’s the result of listening to customers,” Fields said. “We know even small innovations deliver big customer benefits.”
The Lincoln MKS will be the next major step in establishing Lincoln as America’s luxury brand. Lincoln is building momentum – with retail sales up 8 percent for the first half of 2006. The new Lincoln MKS flagship is designed to continue to introduce a new face of Lincoln to the American public, building on the hallmarks of design, a business class experience and a smooth, confident ride.