Lincoln has always been associated with luxurious comfort. Did you know that in the 1950s, this car had a hefty tag price of $10,000? In today’s money, that will be worth $98,749.57 given an annual inflation rate of 3.64%. We all know that the inflation rate can be more than this figure so this car could be worth more than a hundred thousand dollars today.
It is no wonder that those who are well heeled prefer to buy this car. This car is one of the most sought-after vehicles rivaling Rolls Royce of the United Kingdom. Why not? It chauffeured the rich and the famous way back. Today, Lincoln is making a comeback, and seems to be gaining good ground.
A Glimpse at the History of Lincoln
All Lincoln cars are built by the Lincoln Motor Company. This firm is actually a division of the Ford Motor Company that makes luxury cars. It was established in 1917 by Henry Leland. But the company was acquired by the Ford Motor Company, and since then has been operating as one of its subsidiaries.
Currently, Lincoln cars are sold primarily in North America and the Middle East. Soon, Ford is planning to sell Lincoln cars in China on the latter part of 2014.
Current Models of Lincoln Cars
Lincoln has actively competed in the luxury car category by coming up with several car models. Here are some of them:
- Lincoln MKC – this car has two variants, the FWD/AWD equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine, rated at a maximum of 270 horsepower at 3,000 RPM and the AWD equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine rated at a maximum of 305 horsepower at 2,750 RPM.
- Lincoln MKT – this car has two variants, the MKT that comes with a 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine rated at 303 hp at 6,500 RPM and the MKT EcoBoost equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Twin turbocharged direct injection engine, rated at 365 horsepower at 5,500 RPM.
- Lincoln Navigator – this car has two variants, the Navigator and the Navigator L. Both cars come with 3.5L Twin Turbo Charged Direct Injection EcoBoost V6 engines rated at 380 horsepower at 5,250 RPM.
Current Innovation of Lincoln
Through the years, Lincoln has introduced a lot of innovations in its car manufacturing. Currently, the most notable one is the Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning.
It functions just like any cruise controller, but with one important difference. It utilizes a radar sensor that automatically controls your speed when the traffic ahead is slowing down, and resumes your speed when the traffic clears up.