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NAIAS 2008: Lincoln Goes Mainstream

Lincoln MKT

We were fortunate enough to chat with Steve, who told us all about the newest concept car from Lincoln. The 2010 MKT is destined to reach showroom floors in the fall of 2009 and will be made in Chicago. While we mistakenly assumed that concept cars were supposed to be something unique, Steve’s spiel was full of these comments:

  • It has same frame as the new Taurus X
  • It has a platform similar to the new Ford Flex.
  • There is a commonality here, “exactly like Toyota does.”
  • We are expanding our portfolio to include a crossover utility vehicle.

Ho-hum. Whatever happened to ingenuity? More shots after the jump.

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CES 2008 Video: Microsoft SYNC Car Recognition

We learned all about Sync at , and have lots to share. Sync is integrated software that’s factory-installed in certain Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars. It allows you to control your cell phone and music player via voice recognition. Once your cell phone is “synced” with the software and your contacts are transferred, just press the button on the steering wheel and speak your command, such as “Call Mom.” Mom is immediately dialed, and you can talk to her without ever touching your phone. What’s also cool is that you can control your entire music library via voice as well, just by saying the name of the artist, song, album or even playlist. Just sync up your (except the Shuffle), , MP3 player or even a thumb drive, and you’re good to go.


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