While Honda has Acura and Toyota has Lexus as upscale brand, Lincoln is luxury brand of Ford. The company was founded in 1917 by Henry Martyn Leland, a gentleman who also founded another famous luxury car brand, Cadillac.
The name “Lincoln” came from Henry’s childhood hero, the 16th President of the United States. Off course, it’s not the name that makes this car brand a success but the quality and the beauty you can find in Lincoln cars.
During early times, Lincoln K-Series and Lincoln L-Series were first few Lincoln models introduced to the market. The brand quickly gained popular and Ford Motor Company purchased it in 1922.
Lincoln Cars History and Significant Models
- Lincoln Town Car (1981 – present) – One of the most famous Lincoln cars in the market since 1980s. Lincoln Town Car is a full size luxury sedan fitted with V8 engine and with spacious interior for passengers.
- Lincoln Navigator (1998 – present) – It look similar to Ford Expedition, but it is an upscale model.
- Lincoln LS (2000 – 2006) – Although the production of Lincoln LS has stopped, it was replaced with Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKS.
- Lincoln Mark LT (2005 – present) – Also known as Lincoln LT. It is closely related to the Ford F-150.
- Lincoln Aviator (2003 – 2005)
- Lincoln MKS (2009 – present)
- Lincoln MKT (2010 – ) – MSRP for 2011 Lincoln MKT: $44,200 – $49,200.
- Lincoln MKX (2007 – present) – MSRP for 2011 Lincoln MKX: $39,145 – $40,995.
- Lincoln MKZ (2006 – present) – Also call Lincoln Zephyr, equipped with a 3.5 L Duratec 35 V6 engine. MSRP for 2011 Lincoln MKZ: $34,330 – $36,220.
Lincoln models are too many to be listed here. Besides some of the significant Lincoln cars listed above, there is many other luxury Lincoln models such as Lincoln Blackwood, Lincoln Capri, Lincoln Cosmopolitan, Lincoln Custom, Lincoln Lido, Lincoln Mark Series, Lincoln Versailles, Lincoln Sport and among others. The latest Lincoln hybrid cars include Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
Today, Lincoln’s lineup includes luxury passenger cars, pickups, and SUVs. Lincoln cars are always one of the most sough-after all-American luxuries. Lincoln, What a Luxury Car Should Be.
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