For years now, a variety of automakers – all German luxury brands, plus Infiniti, in fact – have launched a variety of coupe variants of their respective crossover models. These crossover coupes are basically the same exact vehicle as their regular counterparts, save for one notable detail – each has sleeker, more expressive styling, with a rapidly sloping roofline toward the rear. Currently, Lincoln doesn’t build or sell any crossover coupes, but the luxury brand isn’t opposed to the idea, either.
“I can’t say anything to our future products, but I think we would investigate anything that would appeal to our customer,” Summer Cole, Lincoln Brand Marketing Manager, told Ford Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, in a recent interview.
The sheer number of crossover coupes currently on sale has grown exponentially in recent years as luxury shoppers choose style over cargo space, and that list currently includes models such as the BMW X4 and X6 – coupe versions of the X3 and X5, respectively – the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe and GLE-Class Coupe, the Audi Q5 Sportback, Q7, and Q8 coupes, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, and Infiniti QX55, a coupe version of the QX50.
It’s curious that Lincoln has sat on the proverbial sidelines as this particular trend has taken over, especially considering that these crossover coupes use the same architecture as the regular models and have a different top hat, but sell at a considerable premium, thereby making them more profitable. As such, the luxury brand has foregone the opportunity to earn the additional sales volume and profit opportunity that comes from this trendy segment, though judging from these comments, perhaps it is planning on taking advantage at some point in the future.