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New Lincoln Pickup Isn’t Coming, But Here’s What It Would Look Like

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Unfortunately, we know for a fact that a new Lincoln pickup is not on the way, as per our exclusive report a couple of weeks ago. However, that bit of news did make us wonder – what would a new Lincoln pickup look like, if the automaker decided to conjure up a Blackwood or Mark LT successor? So we decided to come up with a couple of renderings depicting what we think that fantasy model might look like.

For our little exercise, we gave the theoretical pickup Lincoln Navigator styling, which makes the most sense. After all, the Navigator and its platform-mate, the Ford Expedition, both ride on the Ford T3 platform, which is a modified version of the half-ton platform that underpins the Ford F-150. This would be the most logical path to production, for certain.

Lincoln Mark LT

However, unlike the Mark LT, our Lincoln pickup, which would revive the Blackwood name, isn’t just some rebadged F-150. Rather, the entire front end of the “new” Blackwood is 100% Navigator, as are the sides. Out back, the only Blue Oval cues come from the tailgate, taillights, rear window with power sliding glass, and a tailgate applique that’s done up in the style of the current F-150.

Like the original Blackwood, this modern version also features a split, barn door-style tailgate for easy access to the bed. Another unique styling feature that sets the new Blackwood apart from the F-150 is its rear cab line, which slopes into the bed rather than sitting at a vertical angle.

Lincoln Blackwood

In our opinion, this unique styling is key to a new Lincoln pickup’s success, as the Mark LT and even the original Blackwood just didn’t differentiate themselves enough to really give buyers a reason to spend the extra money over a high trim level F-150. With superior comfort, more features, and unique styling, a new Blackwood might just be the ultra-luxury pickup buyers have been clamoring for.

We’ll have more cool renderings like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Jorge Esquinca

    What Lincoln needs, in order to be really competitive with the brands it intends to compete like Cadillac, MB, Audi or BMW, is a decent flagship sedan. All Lincoln competition does have one or more. I don´t see why Lincoln can´t. Not everyone likes SUV´s or Crossovers or is willing to buy one no matter what or even conceives an SUV or a Crossover as a luxury vehicle. Cancelling the Continental is a huge mistake. The market is cylic and Lincoln should at least keep one sedan or that segment of the market will migrate to other brands and most of that market will probably not return when the market changes again as they will become familiar with other brands.

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      I totally agree with you Lincoln must and should build a Luxury Flagship Sedan it needs to be Continental riding on the new Aviator platform. Done right the sedan can be a home run just like the rendering Of this Blackwood shown above. The 1st picture show Navigator tail lights the 2nd picture show F150 taillights which I like way better. Even if this rendering use the F150 rear roof line I would buy this truck this is the model to use the barn doors on No hard stay in place bed coving a Retracting remote control one so the bed can be used with the Sport Trac liner 3rd time would be a Charm with this Rig this is something new that’s need to bring new customers in.You listening Lincoln this can be a great time for the Luxury Brand to brake out of Fords shadow build this Rig and a proper sedan

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    2. Smalls

      I think the continental is important, especially after all the buzz the coach door edition generated. But imo, the #1 thing Lincoln must do is stay the course. Yoy sales increases means they are doing something right. They are slowly, but definitely winning over buyers who once though Lincoln “is a rebadged ford”. The younger generation is slowly coming around to Lincoln as seen by the sales increases. The new interior in the nautilus should help a lot. Also, they need to get an all electric vehicle quick. Even if it doesn’t sell in huge volumes it’s all about the optics to the younger generation. Finally, while everyone here talks about a sedan, he he fact they don’t utilize the mustang platform is mind blowing. They should absolutely be able to use that platform, with a beautiful Lincoln interior and compete with any vehicle in the class. Again, generate buzz and excitement to the brand around electric and halo cars, and buyers will be blown away with the other offerings as well.

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  2. Stalkbroker94

    I’m not quite sure why this appears to be based on the Navigator as opposed to being a more refined F-150.

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  3. JimL

    Slow news day, then?

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  4. JOHN MAJDALANI

    After 2 failures, I don’t expect this company to take this risk again.

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  5. Bill Jenkins

    Take the Mustang chassis and build a proper V8 Continental that is suicide door from the start. They already have the plant, engine, drivetrain. It would work.

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      The Mustang chassis is being replaced with the 2020 Explorer/ Aviator chassis I agree Suicide / Coach doors a must for a Flagship Continental

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    2. Stalkbroker94

      Because the last V8 Continental was so reliable. All jokes adise, there’s not need for a V8 in a sedan anymore. Hasn’t been one like that from Ford for some time, actually.

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      1. Roy Chile’s

        Lincoln can build a EV ,EcoBoost V6 and SuperChargered V8 Flagship HotRod model that’s the Sedan I’ll buy

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  6. Michele Williams

    Lincoln Continentals are too low to the ground. Help! The crossovers are too low to the ground. Help!

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  7. Roy Chile’s

    How about Lincoln build a Blackwood truck using the rendering that is shown to complete with Hummer ? EcoBoost now ,SuperChargered 5.2 next and EV later

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  8. Phyllis Howe

    Bring back the lincoln truck and make it affordable. Take he millennials out of the design room and put those that actually have design knowledge back in and make the mustang look like the mustangs should look. The mustang e are whatever you call it is totally ugly.

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  9. Bobby-Calgary Canada

    I drive an ’07 LT w/ the old 5.4 V8. 15 years old and only 50k miles. Looks “outa the showroom” to this day. It’s chocolate white in colour and I had a Leer canopy painted to match. I still get alota looks.
    I followed a web out of Mexico for a while and apparently they actually carried the LT tag up until 2014 down there? I’ve never been a fan of the unibody design that the 1st rendering shows. GM failed with that half assed idea years back where you could get “change for a dollar” with the flip rear window as their advertisements stated. A pickup has got to be a cab/box design in my mind.
    Speaking of the Continental, I also prefer the grill on an LT to have the lateral lines similar to the 06-08 models (Lookup a pic of a 1978 Continental). Also, I saw a 2020 F150 Supercrew at a car show last summer that had been chopped and made into a convertible…another thought. Lincoln could have a blast bringing back some of the old ideas/designs from years back and build an awesome truck for say 2025. If we all start saving now… just maybe!

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