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Lincoln to replace waterfall grille

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Love it or hate it, Lincoln's waterfall grille is on the way out, according to sources familiar with plans for the updated MKS sedan and MKT crossover coming next spring.

One source said the MKS and MKT grille will be "completely different" from the current grille, which has been controversial. He said the new grille is "not as pronounced" as the waterfall and "more elegant."

Ford might show the revised MKS and MKT at the Los Angeles auto show in November, says a Ford source.

The MKS and MKT get minor interior and exterior updates. But the biggest change will be in ride and handling as Ford aims to differentiate Lincoln from the Ford division, sources say. The MKS and MKT will get new steering, braking and suspension systems, the sources say.

"Lincoln's goal is to become world class," says Christian Bokich, a Lincoln spokesman. "So we know our current products will continue to evolve."




By Jamie LaReau- Automotive News