At a presentation at the 2016 Detroit North American International Auto Show, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced that the automaker would be introducing four new SUV nameplates over the coming years – most likely three for the Ford brand, and one for its luxury Lincoln Motor Company division.
The Detroit Free Press reports that no one at Ford or Lincoln Motor Co. would confirm what those four nameplates would be, although Ford President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs conceded that the automaker is continuing to look at the possibility of importing the global EcoSport model (pictured). It’s been suggested that the Ford Bronco nameplate could also be resurrected after production of the Ranger mid-size pickup is moved to the US circa 2018.
Previously, we had indicated that Lincoln Motor Company could also reintroduce the “Aviator” nameplate – a short-lived SUV that ceased production in 2005.
As for what could constitute the fourth new SUV nameplate for Ford or Lincoln Motor Company, we have no guesses at this time. Stay tuned.