Live from Detroit!: Lincoln C's the future is small
But after years of rehashing Frat Pack era Continentals, Lincoln seems to be looking for customers who don’t qualify for CPP benefits with its C concept.
A small four-door that's based on the C platform (get it?) of the next-generation Ford Focus, it looks like Ford’s luxury brand is ready to jump into the premium compact market.
No longer than the current Ford Focus, it's as wide as a Lincoln MKZ sedan, which allowed the designers to fit three-across seating in both rows. Upfront is Lincoln's new waterfall grille. Out back, the C looks inspired by some Recent Renault designs, namely the Megane hatch.
With Volvo being kicked out of the Ford family, Lincoln needs to become Ford’s premium player. And a production version of the C would be a good start.