Officially, the Louisville plant will stop producing the Ford Explorer on December 13, at which time the facility will undergo a large renovation to prepare to build vehicles like the Ford Escape. The Freep reports that the small Lincoln is still under development, and that details are scarce as to what buyers can expect to see from the creation. Logic points to something that can seat 5-7 people with power from a four-cylinder or V6 engine and available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
Still, Lincoln has made it clear to dealers that it could be as much as two year before any genuinely new models surface. If that's true, this machine isn't likely to see the light of day until 2012 or later.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]