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Lincoln Motor Cars Through the Years

A Glimpse at Lincoln SUVs and Crossovers Through the Years

The Lincoln Motor Company (additionally referred to just as Lincoln) (known as THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY or essentially as LINCOLN) is a division of the U.S.- based Ford Motor Company that offers luxury vehicles under the Lincoln marque. Established by Henry M. Leland in 1917, Lincoln has been a Ford subsidiary since 1922. While basically sold in North America, In 2014 Ford introduced the Lincoln brand to China. Lincoln vehicles are additionally sold in the Middle East and South Korea.

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The present Lincoln North America models comprise of two cars (Continental and MKZ), three hybrid utility vehicles (MKC, MKT, and MKX), plus a sport utility vehicle (Navigator/Navigator L). Lincoln likewise offers two vehicles particularly for limousine/livery, both based upon the MKT.

Acquisition by Ford

Amid the mid 1920s, Lincoln endured extreme money related issues, balancing the loss of income of Liberty motor production with the outdated design of the costly Model L. In the wake of having delivered just 150 autos in 1922, Lincoln Motor Company was forced to file into chapter 11 bankruptcy and liquidated to the Ford Motor Company for $8,000,000 on February 4, 1922; a portion of the returns of the deal went to pay off creditors.

For Henry Ford, acquiring Lincoln was a personal jubilation, as he had been forced from of his second organization (Henry Ford Company) by an investor group headed by Leland. The organization, renamed Cadillac in 1902 was acquired by General Motors in 1909, serving as the main rival to Lincoln. While Henry Ford had already presented Ford-branded luxury automobiles (the Model B Ford in 1904, the Model F Ford in 1905-1906, and the Model K Ford in 1906-1908), the organization had little acceptance. With the Lincoln acquisition, the nameplate turned into a top-selling rival alongside Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, Marmon, Peerless, and Packard.

Despite the fact that the chassis itself saw few noteworthy changes (with its L-head motor and surprising 60-degree cylinder block), the body received major updates. At the direction of Henry's child, Edsel. In 1923 many body styles were added, that included two-and three-window, four-door cars and a phaeton that accommodated four passengers. They additionally produced a two-passenger roadster along with a seven-passenger touring sedan and limousine, which were priced at $5,200. A limo, cabriolet, sedan and town car were additionally offered by Fleetwood, Derham and Dietrich coachbuilders, and a second cabriolet was available by coachbuilder Brunn. Lincoln contracted with many coachbuilders amid the 1920s and mid 30s to make various custom manufactured vehicles, which included American, Anderson, Babcock, LeBaron, Holbrook, Judkins, Lang, Locke, Murray, Willough and Towson during the 1920s. Murphy, Rollston, and Waterhouse were included the 1930s.

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Lincoln SUVs

1998 Lincoln Navigaor
1998 Lincoln Navigaor
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2015 Lincoln Navigaor
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2016 Lincoln Navigaor
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2017 Lincoln Navigaor
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2018 Lincoln Navigaor
2018 Lincoln Navigaor
2019 Lincoln Navigaor
2019 Lincoln Navigaor
Although the Lincoln Navigator shares the same bodyshell as the Ford Expedition, giving it a similar exterior appearance, Lincoln stylists would make many design changes to differentiate the two vehicles. Forward of the windshield, the Lincoln Navigator shares no body panels with its Ford counterpart, with its own front fascia (a grille design shared with the 1998 Lincoln Town Car and the 2000 Lincoln LS), wheels, roof rack, lower body trim, and taillights.

Lincoln Aviator Mid-size Crossover (2002-2005)

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2002 Lincoln Avaitor
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2005 Lincoln Avaitor
The Lincoln Aviator is an automobile sold by Lincoln, a division of Ford Motor Company from 2002 to 2005, and then since 2019. A mid-size luxury SUV, the Aviator was a rebadged variant of the second generation Mercury Mountaineer (itself based on the Ford Explorer). The Aviator was slotted between the Mountaineer and the Navigator. Following lower than expected sales, the Aviator was discontinued after the 2005 model year; alongside the Blackwood and Mark LT pickup trucks, it was among the shortest-produced vehicles ever sold by Lincoln. As the division expanded its use of crossover SUVs, the Aviator was not directly replaced; for 2007, the five-passenger MKX (initially intended to wear the Aviator nameplate) was offered with a similar exterior footprint, with the 2009 MKT offering six/seven-passenger seating (slotted slightly below the Navigator in size.

Lincoln MKX - Mid-size Crossover (2006-2018)

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2012 Lincoln MKX
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2017 Lincoln MKX
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2018 Lincoln MKX
The Lincoln MKX is a 5-passenger mid-sized luxury SUV manufactured and marketed by Lincoln across two generations. The MKX debuted as a 2007 model in December 2006 as a rebadged variant of the Ford Edge using Ford's CD3 platform for the first generation (20072015) and CD4 platform for the second generation (20162018). In addition to the chrome grille, the MKX's front fascia features projector-beam headlight assemblies with standard chrome-accented fog lights mounted in the lower fascia. The MKX's liftgate. The optional sunroof, marketed as a Panoramic Vista Roof, is the production version of the glass roof feature shown on the 2004 Aviator Concept. The Vista Roof features a forward power sunroof and a fixed rear moonroof with dual power sunshades. Renamed the Nautilus for 2019.

Lincoln MKT - Full Size Crossover (2010-present)

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2014 Lincoln MKT
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2015 Lincoln MKT Limo
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2019 Lincoln MKT
2019 Lincoln MKT
The Lincoln MKT is marketed by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company. In production since the 2010 model year, the MKT ("T" stands for Touring) is the second SUV produced by Lincoln. The 2nd largest SUV of Ford Motor Company, the MKT is slotted between the Lincoln MKX and the Lincoln Navigator. Sharing its underpinnings with the Ford Flex and Ford Explorer, the MKT has no direct Lincoln predecessor, although a livery variant serves as a replacement for markets served by the Lincoln Town Car sedan.

Lincoln MKC - Compact Crossover (2015-present)

2013 Lincoln MKC SUV
2013 Lincoln MKC SUV
2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Lincoln MKC
2016 Lincoln MKC
2016 Lincoln MKC
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2018 Lincoln MKC SUV
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2019 Lincoln MKC SUV
2019 Lincoln MKC SUV
The Lincoln MKC is a compact premium crossover from Lincoln. Lincoln launched the MKC concept at the 2013 LA Auto Show and the production model officially went on sale in June 2014. The MKC is built upon the Ford Global C platform, shared with the Ford Escape small SUV. Replaced by the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

Lincoln Natilus (2019-present)

2019 Lincoln Nautilus
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
For the 2019 model year, Lincoln gave the second-generation MKX a mid-cycle update and changed its model name to Nautilus. As part of update, the Nautilus adopted the design language of the newly introduced Continental and Navigator and updated MKC and MKZ, transitioning from the split grille to a rectangular grille with a large Lincoln star emblem.

Lincoln Corsair (2020-present)

2019 Lincoln Navigaor
2020 Lincoln Corsair
The Lincoln Corsair is a compact premium crossover from Lincoln, replacing the MKC. The Corsair made its debut on April 17, 2019 at the New York Auto Show, and like the MKC, shares its underpinnings with the all-new 2020 Ford Escape. The Corsair joins the Lincoln Nautilus (previously the Lincoln MKC), Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln Continental, and Lincoln Navigator with Lincoln's new naming strategy. The name "corsair" was previously used on Ford Motor products, called the Edsel Corsair and the British Ford Corsair.

Lincoln Pickups

Lincoln Blackwood (2002-2003)

1921 Lincoln Pickup
1921 Lincoln Pickup
2002 Lincoln Blackwood Pickup
2002 Lincoln Blackwood Pickup
2006 Lincoln Mark LT Blackwood Pickup
2006 Lincoln Mark LT Blackwood Pickup
The Blackwood was a luxuriously-trimmed version of the Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup truck, and was greeted with enthusiasm after its debut at the North American International Auto Show in January 1999. Lincoln's success with the Lincoln Navigator emboldened the company to pursue the first-ever luxury pickup truck, and Cadillac was in hot pursuit with the Cadillac Escalade EXT.

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