The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of the Ford Motor Company that sells luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. While currently sold primarily in North America and the Middle East, will also bring a new Ford Lincoln in China in late 2014 Founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland, the Lincoln has been a subsidiary of Ford since 1922. Actual range of Lincoln models in North America consists of two sedans (MKS and MKZ), three CUVs (MKC, MKT and MKX) and two SUVs (Navigator / Navigator L). Lincoln and sell cars and two special limousine / livery use, both based on the MKT. In Mexico, sells Lincoln Lincoln Mark LT truck based on the Ford F-150.
Henry Leland, a former manager of Cadillac division of General Motors, and his son, Wilfred Leland, The Lincoln Motor Company in August 1917 Leland named the new company after Abraham Lincoln, his hero and that a vote for the source 1864 Lincoln first met in revenues Liberty aircraft engines, using cylinders supplied by Ford Motor Company, to fill government contracts in the First World War. After the war, Lincoln companies are retooled to manufacture luxury cars. Ford Motor Company purchased Lincoln Motor Company in 1922, but continued working as a Lincoln company somehow different from Ford in early 1940.
On December 3, 2012 Ford changed the name of division of Lincoln Lincoln Motor Company. To help differentiate products in the Lincoln brand of the Ford brand, Ford established a unique design, product development and sales teams to Lincoln. Besides the name change, the Lincoln Motor Company will introduce a number of new cars in the coming years. The first of these new vehicles was second generation MKZ, which went on sale in early 2013, the Ford appointed Jim Farley to lead the Lincoln Motor Co
Lincoln achieved good sales for two years to date in 1989 (200.315) and 1990 (231.660), mainly due to the continued popularity redesigned Continental, in December 1987, and the success of the redesigned Town Car was introduced in October 1989, Lincoln would go on to beat Cadillac in sales in 1998 and again in 2000, but, as with the national brand, falling sales of Lincoln in the coming years. Ford hopes to increase brand sales of 162,000 cars in 2015 with the introduction of all new models or seven Significantly redesigned.
Lincoln vehicles are legally available in Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, United States, and their places, American Samoa, Guam, Mariana Islands North, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands of the United States, and Yemen. Lincoln competes with other luxury brands, mainly Cadillac of its American rival Ford General Motors, but also small-scale brands such as Lexus of Toyota, the Infiniti of Nissan, Acura of Honda, and the Audi of Volkswagen.
Lincoln Brand Image
In 1927, Lincoln attached a greyhound as the hood ornament, then in 1930 he used a shield with a red cross in the center of town from the top of a knight‘s official stamp. The implementation of a coat of arms for Lincoln coincided with the introduction of Ford Coat of Arms since the mid-1950s Armas appeared in various Lincoln models until the mid 1950s when the arms became the framing, four-pointed star that is currently in use.
Lincoln Current Models
In 2007, Lincoln introduced alphanumeric nomenclature most models carrying a three-letter title of “MK”. Today, the Navigator and the Mexican market in the names of Mark LT remain while all other models use the new nomenclature. Avery and Limousine Versions of MKT use the city car. Current models of Lincoln include the Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Mark LT, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT / MKT Town Car, Lincoln MKC,
Although luxury division, Lincoln had no racing. Like all of the five American brand, Lincoln engaged in a series of Grand National Stock Car. Would continue in the eighties to the Winston Cup series dwindled to a Chevrolet–Pontiac-Ford in the nineties. Lincoln and boosted Le Mans Prototypes, acting as Ford‘s place in the American Le Mans Series.