Lincoln to unveil rear-wheel drive concept
(autoinsidernews) - As part of Ford's revival of its Lincoln brand, the automaker will unveil a new rear-wheel drive Lincoln concept at next month's Detroit Auto Show, according to BusinessWeek. The Lincoln concept is based on the same platform as Ford Australia's next-generation Falcon, reports Trend.
Back in May, Ford announced engineers at its Australian arm were working on the architecture for an all-new Falcon, which could be used in other large rear-wheel drive applications.
The concept, whose design was led by Ford North American design chief Peter Horbury, will include several design cues he wants to incorporate into a future flagship Lincoln. If Ford builds the rear-wheel drive Lincoln, it wouldn't likely be ready for production until 2009 at the earliest.