Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lincoln MKS interior


I almost forgot about this one.

The all new large Lincoln sedan. The one that will NOT get a V8.
Relying instead on a couple of V6s. In a luxury car market filled with V8 options.
Sounds like a smart move, right?

The interior seems OK, but just different enough from the concept to make it just a bit.. lame.
At least on these pictures, the wood looks fake and the chrome looks cheap.

We'll see....

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    13 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Vince, unless it is a Spyker, don't expect too much
    from concept to production designs these days as far as being very retro and futuristic,

    (I still want to see the freaking upcoming Toyota Matrix already).

    Anonymous said...

    Overall i do approve, but the way the dashboard top is overlaid on top of the centre vent surrounds is off-putting, and the excessive chrome accents all over the centre stack is too much. The steering wheel is a definite improvement over the concept's, however.

    I'm rooting for Lincoln to experience a Cadillac-like renaissance over the next few years, but GM had to invest billions in the brand for that to happen. I doubt Ford is willing to bet that much.

    Anonymous said...

    People at this price want a V8...Probably some global-warming priss at Ford overruled to save 2 MPG...To show the little-people they are "concerned".

    Anonymous said...

    "At least on these pictures, the wood looks fake and the chrome looks cheap."

    I don't know how you can make such a strong statement about a cameraphone pic of a prototype vehicle. You do realize that it won't be offered with the big red kill-switch on the dash, roight? I mean I know your impression has been tainted by years of crap that Lincoln has been foisting upon us, but the MKZ and MKX (hate these names) are really nice in person. Very nice compared to the competition. They won't win over any Audi folks, but whatevs. Audi is at the top of the interior game. I think the MKS will do great, given what I’ve seen so far. They have to.

    Anonymous said...

    The Caddy V6 STS outsells the V8 version. Maybe this will sell well for Lincoln too. They need it!

    Vince Burlapp said...

    "You do realize that it won't be offered with the big red kill-switch on the dash, roight?"

    No I didn't!!
    I thought this was actually the coolest part of the interior!

    Anonymous said...

    Anonymous said...
    The Caddy V6 STS outsells the V8 version. Maybe this will sell well for Lincoln too. They need it!

    I will have to agree with anonymous, 10 or 15 years ago I would have though you needed a V8, but, in 2007 with gas prices and enviromental concerns, Ford may have hit this on the button.

    If they can get a smooth refined 260 to 280 hp out of their V6 the vast majority of buyer will be happy. Also, it is great they didn't put that weird ugly vertical dash that is in the new MK whatever the letter lincoln car

    Anonymous said...

    to be honest i could care less about lincoln, they are a lost cause with fords current plans, they are removing them from the luxury arena, they more delux cars now.....but my problem with this car is that this interior looks alot like the spy shots of the jaguar xf interior, jaguar really needs a new parent company and fast because if this lincoln ends up looking like xf on the inside that will kill its appeal

    Anonymous said...

    This dash looks like it evolved directly from the Crown Vic taxi I rode in yesterday.

    Anonymous said...

    The MKS interior is a nicer design than the new Accord interior. And speaking of Honda, I guess they're just as "smart" with their V6-only Acura RL.

    Anonymous said...

    NO BIG RED BUTTON ON TOP OF THE DASH.....ARE YOU KIDDING ME...OH THE HUMANITY...THAT'S AWEFUL....NOW I DEFINETLY WOULD'NT BUY ONE!!!

    JM

    P.S. That would'nt happen to be the new Staples Easy Button option would it?

    Anonymous said...

    From what I understand Yamaha increased the price of the v8 to Ford which of course gets passed on to the consumer. Myself...if the v8 only kicks out about 300 hp and the BASE 3.5 V6 kicks out 270 hp, then yeah the v8 ain't worth it. Especially with todays gas prices. Also Ford can probably shoot out close to 400hp if they put direct injection and 2 turbos on it. I used to think a few months ago that Ford HAD to put a v8 in it. Now I don't think so. At this point I'd prefer they did'nt put a v8 in. As for the interior...It's nice, but I HATE that little crappy info display on the top of the center stack. It literally looks like they got it out of a 1980's Lincoln Towncar. Hey Ford...thanks for FINALLY coming out with a manumatic. Just don't take 7 years to get it in the other cars you sell.

    JM

    J Miles said...

    Hey JM lets not forget that Acura/Honda s are much better more reliable vehicles and they arent in financial crisis and in desperate need for new product