Lincoln Concept C – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to Automotive News, there may be a new Lincoln concept headed to this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, based on Ford's global small car platform. Information on the car is scarce for now, as Ford is keeping its lips buttoned on the rumor. Though the company won't spill its guts on the possible luxury compact, anonymous insiders claim designers are plugging away as we speak and the car is forthcoming.

We first got a glimpse at a possible Lincoln-branded compact at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, where the automaker debuted the Concept C (pictured above). This concept was powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline-four mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, so perhaps this new, Los Angeles-bound concept is simply a further evolution of the funky little Lincoln from a few years back. The Concept C was said to ride on next-gen (2012) Focus architecture, after all.

The move would certainly make sense for Dearborn, as Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz both have luxury concepts penned and aimed at production. For now, we're left to wait until the LA Auto Show in November to see what the Blue Oval's luxury department has in store.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll take mine without the Baleen Whale grille, please
      • 3 Years Ago
      I particularly like the small car idea. However, we are talking Lincoln here! Please FoMoCo please put some of the energy seen in the new Mustang, Fusion, hell even the Focus/Fiesta to work on the Lincolns. I can picture a modern reinterpretation of the Continental, big bodied, suicide doors, 2.0/3.5 boosted and or 5.0 available. With modern technology the Conti could be lightened up, go like the dickens and return respectable mileage. Give Cadillac a real challenge, make an amazing American classic and see Lincoln return to the shopping lists!
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        • 3 Years Ago
        Wow every post you put up is just lame, what are u 12? Anyways back to the subject. I agree a rear wheel drive Lincoln with a 5.0 and independent rear suspension 4 door would be awsome! thats what i would want not this tiny Lincoln." Lincoln" and "compact" just doesn't fit. I am a Ford Fan boi but i am not ignorant posting trash about other brands. Geta
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, I am speechless.... I thought BMW M1 was ugly. We have a new successor!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Lincoln is so lost....poor bastards
      • 3 Years Ago
      at least they wouldn't have to worry about it stealing sales from anything else
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally. Lincoln is suppose to be releasing 7 new models anyway by 2014, so they'd better get a move on it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bryan Castillo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Didn't like it as much as the first one. Too much action and not much races. In fact there was only one race tecnically.
      • 3 Years Ago
      did they hire old designers from Peugeot? i hope you can get it without the flowered leather seats! but i've always approved of the suicide doors...

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