Late last year, Canadian folk rock superstar Neil Young spilled the beans and mentioned his new Pono music service would appear in the automaker’s upcoming Continental model, which he said was penned for a 2016 release. This of course sent the automotive media into a speculation frenzy, with websites wondering if the ‘Continental’ would have a RWD layout and suicide doors like its historic name might suggest.
There may have been something to the automotive media’s wishful thinking, however. According to our sources, Lincoln may choose to rain on Cadillac’s big 2016 CT6 parade at the New York Auto Show next week with the debut of the next-generation MKS sedan. This model, which could even arrive in concept form in New York, will apparently be based on Ford’s new D6/CD6 platform for rear- and all-wheel drive applications and could end up being called Continental, as rumored.
It’s also possible that another D6/CD6-based vehicle could make its debut at NYC instead of the next-gen MKS, such as the replacement for the long-in-tooth MKT or the new Aviator. We imagine Cadillac would much prefer Lincoln do this, as neither of those models would be seen as a direct competitor to the highly anticipated CT6, but word of the new MKS’ arrival seems to be on everyone’s tongue.
Will Lincoln’s new model be a sedan or an SUV? Will it receive EcoBoost or 5.0-liter V8 power? Will it be rear-wheel drive? Will it be a concept? These are all questions we’ll know the answer to when the New York Auto Show rolls around next month. One thing we know forsure is Lincoln has something up their sleeve, with the brand appearing on the list of planned debuts on the New York Auto Show’s website.