Originally Posted by Superamerica
I disagree. The MkZ should move to a new, RWD platform (and the MkS should get a stretched version of such platform). I don't get why FoMoCo is trying to get Lincoln to step into Mercury's shoes. Mercury was in the business of building re-badged Fords, and we all know how that ended up. Not even Buick sells re-badged Chevys these days.
The next MKZ is supposed to be related only mechanically to the Fusion, in the same way the ES or TL are related to the Camry and Accord. It's a good strategy if the new MKZ doesn't get a baleen whale face like the MKT.
It's fine if the entry-level Lincolns are FWD - just see how well Cadillac has done with the Equinox-based SRX - but like Cadillac they could really use some RWD halo cars to give them the image of an actual luxury brand instead of an American Acura, which unfortunately seems to be what they're shooting for.