Lincoln Motor Company is preparing to reveal an all-new vehicle this week at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, according to MLive. The website reports that Ford CEO Mark Fields will be on hand for the occasion.
We’re unsure what could be making its NYIAS debut, but if we had to hazard a guess, we might bet on a small new Lincoln crossover to slot below the MKC. A cursory consideration of the evidence might point to a new Lincoln Aviator; Lincoln filed a trademark application to reclaim the name back in January of 2015, and an Edmunds interview with Lincoln Sales Chief Matt VanDyke last November revealed that the luxury brand had been considering reviving the nameplate.
But in all likelihood, a new Aviator would be withheld until 2019, after the next-generation Ford Explorer had entered production. We don’t expect Lincoln’s sedan lineup to grow any more crowded than it is already, and of course, Ford is on a crossover/SUV kick, with plans to introduce four new or significantly-redesigned utility vehicles by 2020. With the mid- and full-size SUV segments pretty well-represented by the luxury division already, the only direction left to go is smaller.