Ford Continues Lincoln Town Car Production

By: Pamela Hewitt

Lincoln Town Car, as earlier announced by Ford Motor Co., wins stay execution. It can be recalled that the automaker previously considered the closure of Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Michigan. Along with said closure is the end of production for the Lincoln Town Car. Nevertheless, Ford ultimately decided to keep the flagship and move the assembly to St. Thomas Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada where Ford Panther platform vehicles such as Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis are built. Town Car's production will resume in late 2007.

"The industry was already making deals. You can't get caught like that," says Neil Weiss, editor and publisher of Black Car News. The Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and the Chrysler 300 were the closest options to replace it but there's no clean choice. He further added, "The problem with the Crown Victoria is the blue Ford emblem. We'd have to redesign the grill. As for the Chrysler 300, they have no trunk space and as great as they are, they don't hold up."

The recent announcement from Ford is like a breathing sigh of relief to those vehicle enthusiasts especially to the business executives as well as to limousine and livery service owners. The full-size sedan flagship of Lincoln in the luxury car division, features power which include the V8 engine. Its main rivals consist of Cadillac DTS and Lexus LS 460. Notwithstanding its declining sales, Town Car is still one of the best-selling American luxury cars. It is also one of the most-used limousines.

However, car aficionados who desire to possess said car must first have a hefty budget because Town Car is currently the most expensive American luxury sedan with MSRP ranging from US$42,875 for a basic Signature Series to $56,745 for Signature L Series.

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