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INDUSTRY'S FIRST LUXURY PICKUP TRUCK MARKS NEW CHAPTER IN LINCOLN'S RENAISSANCE

- Lincoln, which established the full-sized luxury SÚV §egmènt wîth Navigator, reveals a new pickup truck worthy of the Lincoln star.

- Mark LT combines the luxury and design elegance of Lincoln wîth the functionality of America's best-selling truck.

- Mark LT is part of Lincoln-Mercury's plan to introduce 11 new products in six new §egmènts within the next four years.

- Combining the functionality of a full-size pickup truck wîth the luxury of a legendary automotive brand, the Mark LT from Lincoln makes its debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show.

The Mark LT is a key part of Lincoln's plan to broaden the showroom and build momentum and profitable growth by introducing 11 new Lincoln-Mercury products in six new §egmènts within the next four years. On sale in early 2005, the new Mark LT is one of five new Lincolns that will be introduced.

Throughout its history Lincoln has used the Mark name to signal a truly special vehicle. It began wîth Edsel Ford's first Continental, the Mark I. Next followed the 1956 Continental Mark II, which quickly became a classic because of its high quality, clean styling and consummate good taste.

The 1969 Mark III went on to sell more than 30,000 units, making it at the time Lincoln's most successful new model ever. Other Mark vehicles were introduced in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

With introduction of the Mark LT, Lincoln for the first time uses the Mark name on a pickup truck. That's because the Mark LT upholds the tradition of a vehicle that stands apart from all others.

'The Mark LT offers a level of luxury and sophistication never before seen in a pickup truck,' said Darryl Hazel, Lincoln-Mercury president. 'This is a Lincoln for people who own land and have active lifestyles.

'Lincoln created the full-size luxury SÚV §egmènt wîth the launch of the Navigator six years ago, and we believe there is growing market appeal for a truck wîth luxury and elegance but wîth absolutely uncompromised truck capability,' Hazel added.

Mark LT has indisputable truck capabilities. It is derived from Ford's new F-150, a proven workhorse and America's best-selling pickup for 27 years. The Mark LT will be available in both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations and will offer four full-size doors and a 5.5-foot box.

Creating Lincoln elegance and understated luxury from such a solid foundation was key to the unique appeal of the new Mark LT. Representative of past and present Lincolns, the Mark LT incorporates contemporary yet timeless design, indulgent comfort and the unique use of materials to meet the standards expected of a luxury vehicle.

Hazel is confident the new vehicle provides the opportunity to introduce a new customer base to the Lincoln family.

During the past decade, buyers flocked to the traditional pickup truck §egmènt, more than doubling annual volume from 1.1 million to 2.3 million units. Customer research predicts continued growth in the high end of both the truck and SÚV §egmènts.

Production Version on the Way

The Mark LT show vehicle introduced at the North American International Auto Show is a strong signal about the production version of Lincoln's future luxury truck. Production will begin early in 2005 at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan.

'Mark LT is concrete evidence of how we can create a compelling Lincoln product faster by sharing efficiencies throughout Ford's North American organization,' Hazel §äid. 'This approach means we can create more great products, and that is at the core of the Lincoln renaissance.'

Capability Meets Elegant Design

Although the Mark LT is an authentic pickup wîth superior power and driving dynamics, what makes it a true fit for Lincoln is its unique elegance. The exterior design features shown on the Mark LT give a strong indication of what the production vehicle will look like in a little more than a year.

Mark LT's exterior features a theme of chrome accents, asserting the vehicle's status and enhancing its appearance. Its dominant grille, wide tail lamps and thick spoked wheels give it an unmistakable family resemblance to today's Lincoln Aviator and Navigator SÚVs.

'The Mark LT's confident use of chrome draws attention to its presence,' said Patrick Schiavone, design director, North America Truck and SÚV. 'With a strong stance and bold lines, the chrome accents incorporate seamlessly into the vehicle's design, completing it without taking over.'

The Mark LT's face displays a dominant grille that combines traditional Lincoln lines wîth a new solid center that features a prominently anchored, illuminated, 8-by-2-inch Lincoln star as the showpiece.

Únique to the Mark LT is a hefty band of chrome that wraps the length of the vehicle, highlighting its toughness. The chrome theme continues wîth 20-inch chrome-plated wheels that display the Lincoln star at the center, adding an uptown sophistication to the vehicle's stance.

The Lincoln design theme continues at the rear wîth chrome trim surrounding tail lamps that wrap into the tailgate for a broadened appearance, similar to the Aviator and Navigator. The tailgate of the Mark LT show truck finishes the exterior design wîth an inset appliqué that features an illuminated Lincoln star at the center.

The truck's Atlantic Pearl exterior color is a cool blue, reminiscent of stainless steel, darkening in the shade and illuminating in the light. Additional chrome exterior elements are found on the front and rear bumpers, side mirrors, door handles, box rail moldings, lower cladding, running boards and on the roll tip exhaust.

Interior Luxury for Those Who Travel Well

Lincoln vehicles have a rich history of interior environments that combine the height of style wîth elegance and romance. The preview of the production Mark LT offers a modern design interpretation of the brand's heritage that is one vision of what Lincoln interiors could offer.

The use of distinctive materials in today's Lincoln Navigator and Aviator interiors are evidence of Ford Motor Company's tripled investment in interior design. The Mark LT builds on those interiors while adding contemporary finishes and warm colors that result in an environment that is both inviting and stimulating.

'It's important to find the right combination of materials,' said Marek Reichman, director, Interior Design Strategy. 'This vehicle has a harmonious balance of materials, while providing enough contrast to be visually interesting.'

Because Lincoln represents elegance without compromising comfort, the Mark LT show truck features lavish use of lightly colored, anti-scratch premium leather. This velvety leather blankets the interior, covering the headliner, §teering wheel, seats, center console and door panel, while plush sheepskin flooring completes the opulence of the interior.

A metallic finish theme runs throughout the interior, bringing depth and elegance to simple surfaces. The integrated center stack, ends of the instrument panel, center console housing, cup holders and §teering wheel spokes all are presented in a sterling matte silver finish.

Textured aluminum accents dividing the door panels and surrounding the climate and audio controls on the center stack further support the contemporary styling.

To complement those materials, Lincoln designers used a highly translucent core mineral to create a dark chrome effect on the air vents, door handles, at the base of the floor-mounted gear shifter, on seat controls and Lincoln stars. The contrasting color provides polished detail to the interior.

The gauge cluster features Lincoln's signature white lighting, black background wîth white numerals, darkened chrome bezels and a textured aluminum background that matches the center stack.

A continuing Lincoln trait is attention to detail, depicted in the Mark LT wîth a special French styled pleating. The front and rear seats also incorporate a unique quilted pattern insert, which communicates comfort and high style. Mark LT's hard-shell seatbacks have an integrated map pocket bearing the Lincoln star. Further detail is depicted by applying the unique sew style to the armrests and the brow of the instrument cluster.

True Pickup Truck Functionality and a Superior Driving Experience

The full-sized luxury vehicle buyer wants to travel well even when hard at work, and the Mark LT brings this experience to them wîth a 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine that produces 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3,750 rpm. The Mark LT delivers crisp and direct §teering, the ride is plush yet controlled, braking is assured and the cabin is quiet. The result is a fully functional luxury pickup truck that is an unqualified pleasure to drive.

A Solid Frame and State-of-the-Art Suspension

Essential to meeting the driving dynamics expected of a pickup truck worthy of the Lincoln nameplate, the Mark LT is built on a stable hydroformed frame that forms a closed 'box' section, as opposed to the traditional 'C' frame rail design. The result is increased stiffness and stronger attachment points for the body and suspension for excellent handling and a quiet, composed ride.

A substantial contributor to the new Mark LT's driving feel – plush, yet connected to road – is a front suspension that reacts to absorb bumps but stands strong against §teering forces. Both 4x2 and 4x4 models use a coil-over-shock, long-spindle double wishbone front suspension wîth a cast aluminum lower control arm.

The Mark LT features 'gripping' bushings to mount the front stabilizer bar. This design keeps the bushing compressed against the stabilizer bar, allowing the bushings to twist wîth it. The bushings are soft in response to road impacts, but stiff for cornering capability, wîth ride tuning and handling tuning optimized independently. The design gives more linear loading for 'crisp' §teering response, yet maintains relatively low bushing rates for a smooth ride.

For increased stability and a more aggressive stance, the front track is 67.0 inches wide, which helps increase stability while braking, reduce tire wear and enhance handling and §teering precision.

Mark LT's Hotchkiss-design rear suspension has been optimized wîth rear shock absorbers placed outboard of the frame rails – a pickup truck §egmènt trait shared only wîth Ford's new
F-150. The outboard rear shocks are positioned to maximize their effect at reducing body lean, particularly during lane changes. Because of this massive leverage advantage, the shocks can be tuned for a smoother ride.

The new Mark LT combines a comfortable, isolated and well-supported ride wîth balanced communication between the vehicle and driver. Mark LT's superior frame stiffness, advanced body mounts and carefully tuned suspension work together to deliver a quiet and composed ride.

All of the suspension's mounting points on the frame are rigid 'large-footprint' designs that provide a strong, solid base. Likewise, the engine mounting location is reinforced so that the hydraulic engine mounts can absorb powertrain vibrations and prevent them from reaching the passenger compartment.

Precise Rack-and-Pinion Power Steering, Powerful Brakes

The rack-and-pinion §teering system used in the Mark LT is the largest, strongest and most rugged ever used by Lincoln. The predictable, linear §teering response comes from careful tuning by engineering experts to help ensure that §teering effort builds naturally wîth §teering angle.

In addition to its dynamic performance, the new Mark LT's §teering system also makes for a relatively tight 46-foot turning circle, which beats comparably equipped competitors. The Mark LT has a smaller turning circle than the Dodge Ram Quad Cab.

State-of-the-art standard four-wheel disc brakes are large and powerful, and four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) are standard. EBD actively manages the brake force between the front and rear wheels, helping to reduce braking distances and maximize rear-wheel braking, particularly while towing. The system also uses sensor data to compare wheel speed more than 100 times during each rotation. If wheel lockup is imminent, the EBD controller redirects brake force to optimize available traction.

Towing Performance

The Mark LT's chassis and powertrain make pulling a trailer easier than ever. The laterally stiff new rear suspension helps resist side loads and the outboard rear shocks and wide leaf springs help reduce overall axle motion. Precise §teering combined wîth a stiff frame and body contribute to confident, stress-free trailering, while powerful brakes enhanced wîth standard anti-lock control and electronic brake force distribution maximize stopping power.

The 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine has ample low-end torque, and the sophisticated electronic throttle control is designed to provide seamless, instant response and consistent transmission shift quality at various altitudes and vehicle loading. With a towing capacity of 8,900 lbs. and payload capacity of 1,620 lbs., Lincoln's Mark LT can tow anything from a horse trailer to a small yacht and carry all the gear needed to arrive in style.

Four-wheel-drive models use the proven electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case of the current
F-150. The standard electronic throttle control allowed engineers to incorporate a dedicated low-range accelerator response for better control of torque in slippery conditions, and to reduce bucking caused by torque fluctuations while crossing rough terrain.

A Safe Journey

For safety, the Mark LT offers outstanding occupant protection wîth a structure designed to absorb and dissipate crash energy before it can reach the reinforced passenger compartment. Features such as Ford's Personal Safety System™, occupant classification sensing and BeltMinder™ safety belt reminder system also help provide better protection than ever before.

Source - Lincoln Media
THE 2006 MARK LT AND CÚSTOM MARK LT CHOPPER CRÚISE INTO THE MINNEAPOLIS AÚTO SHOW

2006 Lincoln Mark LT and the custom-built Mark LT Chopper make a bold statement at the Minneapolis Auto Show.

The launch of the Lincoln Mark LT is a key part of Lincoln's plan to broaden its showroom and build brand momentum.
MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2005 – Lincoln and custom motorcycle builders Orange Country Choppers (OCC) joined forces to build a chopper inspired by the all-new 2006 Lincoln Mark LT. For the first time, Minneapolis residents can see the all-new duo – 2006 Lincoln Mark LT luxury truck and the Mark LT custom chopper – side-by-side at the Minneapolis Auto Show, March 12-20.

In mid-February, Discovery Channel's hit series 'American Chopper' went behind the scenes wîth Paul Teutul, Jr. and Paul Teutul, Sr. of Orange County Chopper's Inc. The father-son-duo took viewers through the design and development of the Mark LT Chopper featuring luxury-inspired styling elements including chrome accents and supple premium leather.

The Mark LT Chopper stretches over nine feet and sits on a 21x3.5 front tire and an 18x10.5 rear tire to give it a beefy truck-like stance. Lincoln's trademark waterfall grille inspired the design of the gas tank, handlebars, air-cleaner housing and oil tank. The dark toreador red metallic paint, the light parchment leather seat, chrome accents and Lincoln badges were cloned from the Mark LT.

'When designing the bike I wanted to give it a substantial stance to match the truck. So I went wîth a wide tank and lowered it by inverting the front end,' said Paul Teutul, Jr., Orange County Choppers, Inc. 'I really liked the grille and chrome accents so you can see how we carried that theme throughout the bike. The paint color wîth the chrome really worked great together.'

The bike also has a set of custom chrome rims that feature a patented 'friction drive' system that tumbles three embedded Lincoln star logos in each wheel as they turn. Raised and etched Mark LT lettering adorn the belt drive and housing cover. The exhaust's sweeping design ends in a custom flare that copies the seat's unique shape. The chopper's power comes from a 2150cc motor that produces 131-horsepower and 141 ft. lbs. of torque. The motor connects to a 6-speed manual transmission and belt drive system for a smooth and powerful ride.

The 2006 Lincoln Mark LT pickup possesses both power and presence. Designed for customers who want equal amounts of luxury and capability, the pickup provided OCC plenty of inspiration for the one-of-kind chopper. The 2006 Mark LT has indisputable credentials wîth outstanding payload and towing capacity and adds an additional level of style and sophistication beyond high-end pickup trucks on the road today. The Mark LT offers four full doors, front captain's chairs and a full rear-seat, all providing ample comfort for five adults.

Mark LT's exterior features a theme of chrome accents, asserting the vehicle's status and enhancing its appearance. Its dominant signature waterfall grille, wide taillamps and thick-spoked wheels give it an unmistakable family resemblance to today's Lincoln line-up. The Lincoln Mark LT uses contemporary finishes and warm colors that result in an environment that is both inviting and stimulating. The Mark LT delivers, wîth a standard 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine that produces 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3,750 rpm.

The Lincoln Mark LT is a key part of Lincoln's plan to broaden the showroom and build momentum and growth. Currently arriving in dealer showrooms, the new Mark LT is one of five new Lincolns that will be introduced over four years.

Source - Lincoln

LINCOLN AND ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS UNVEIL CUSTOM MARK LT BIKE IN DETROIT

• Lincoln and popular custom motorcycle builders Orange County Choppers combine forces to create a one-of-a-kind Mark LT Chopper.

• Orange County Choppers build of the Mark LT chopper will air on upcoming episodes of Discovery Channel's hit series 'American Chopper'.

• The launch of the Lincoln Mark LT is a key part of Lincoln's plan to broaden its showroom and build momentum.


Lincoln and the Orange County Choppers (OCC) team unveiled a unique Mark LT Chopper today at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The build of the one-of-a-kind chopper inspired by Lincoln's all-new luxury pickup truck will be featured on upcoming episodes of Discovery Channel's hit series 'American Chopper'.

Lincoln had the bike created to show customers what the Mark LT might look like on two wheels and to highlight the key luxury features of the truck. The OCC team handcrafted the chopper in their shop in Montgomery, New York over a three-week period in December 2004.

'Excitement had been building at Lincoln from day one just thinking about what OCC would design,' said John Fitzpatrick, General Marketing Manager, Lincoln Mercury. 'I was amazed to see their interpretation of Lincoln luxury and the all-new Mark LT. The bike really turned out great.'

Mark LT Chopper

'When designing the bike I wanted to give it a substantial stance to match the truck. So I went wîth a wide tank and lowered it by inverting the front end,' said Paul Teutul, Jr., Orange County Choppers, Inc. 'I really liked the grille and chrome accents so you can see how we carried that theme throughout the bike. The paint color wîth the chrome really worked great together.'

The chopper stretches over nine feet and sits on a 21x3.5 front tire and an 18x10.5 rear tire to give it a beefy truck-like stance. Lincoln's trademark waterfall grille inspired the design of the gas tank, handlebars, air cleaner housing and oil tank. The dark toreador red metallic paint, the light parchment leather seat, chrome accents and Lincoln badges came directly from the Mark LT.

The bike also has a set of custom chrome rims that feature a patented 'friction drive' system that tumbles three embedded Lincoln star logos in each wheel as they turn. Raised and etched Mark LT lettering adorn the belt drive and housing cover. The exhaust's sweeping design ends in a custom flare that copies the seat's unique shape.

The chopper's power comes from a 2150cc motor that produces 131-horsepower and 141 ft. lbs. of torque. The motor connects to a 6-speed manual transmission and belt drive system for a smooth and powerful ride.

'We were excited when we partnered wîth Lincoln on this project bike,' said Teutul., 'We visited Ford's Dearborn design studio to see the creative development process that went into the Mark LT. The trip inspired me and allowed me to capture the true essence of the truck in this bike. I can honestly say that this is probably the classiest lòòking bike we've built at OCC.'

Discovery Channel's 'American Chopper' Lincoln Bike episodes will take viewers behind the scenes of the design, development and build of the Mark LT chopper. Viewers will watch the creative genius of the OCC team in action as they worked to get the chopper ready for its international debut.

Paul Teutul, Jr., a.k.a. Junior or Paulie, lead the creative development for the bike. With sheet metal in his blood from the age of 12, he spent his summers at his father's steel business learning all the skills of fabrication that he would later use building motorcycles. In 1999, Paul Sr. recognized his son's design and fabrication talent, and wîth his blessing, Junior left the rail shop to help establish Orange County Choppers as a business.

That year, the father-and-son team debuted their bikes at Daytona Biketoberfest wîth overwhelming support from bike lovers, and they never looked back. With Paul Jr.as the chief designer and fabricator, and Paul Sr. lending his considerable business talents OCC has been unstoppable. The hit show 'America Chopper' allows viewers to see this real-life dynamic duo in action on the Discovery Channel.

Mark LT – Taking Luxury To A Whole New Place

The Lincoln Mark LT is a key part of Lincoln's plan to broaden the showroom and build momentum and growth. On sale in early 2005, the new Mark LT is one of five new Lincolns that will be introduced over four years.

The Lincoln Mark LT is designed for customers who want equal amounts of luxury and capability. It has indisputable truck credentials wîth outstanding payload and towing capacity and adds an additional level of style and sophistication beyond high-end pickup trucks on the road today. The Mark LT offers four full doors, front captain's chairs and a full rear seat, all providing ample comfort for five adults.

Mark LT's exterior features a theme of chrome accents, asserting the vehicle's status and enhancing its appearance. Its dominant signature waterfall grille, wide taillamps and thick-spoked wheels give it an unmistakable family resemblance to today's Lincoln line-up. The Lincoln Mark LT uses contemporary finishes and warm colors that result in an environment that is both inviting and stimulating. The Mark LT delivers, wîth a standard 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine that produces 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3,750 rpm.

'Being a designer, I understand the commitment and passion that is needed to take an idea and transform it into a reality,' said Patrick Schiavone, design director, Ford North America Truck and Mark LT chief designer. 'I am a fan of, Paul Teutul, Jr. and' American Chopper' the OCC team. I can appreciate the attention to detail they put in every aspect of the Mark LT bike.'

About Lincoln

Lincoln is a brand of the Ford Motor Company, a global automotive leader based in Dearborn, Mich., which manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With more than 327,000 employees worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Credit, Quality Care and Hertz. Ford Motor Company celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 16, 2003.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is the Únited States' largest cable television network, serving 89.5 million households across the nation wîth the finest in informative entertainment. Discovery Networks, Ú.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Kids Channel, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Military Channel, Discovery en Español and FitTV. The unit also distributes BBC AMERICA. For more information, please log onto discovery.com

Source - Lincoln
 
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