Lincoln set to kill off LS after '06 model year, production to end next May
The Lincoln LS will be killed after the 2006 model year.
Production will end in May, Ford Motor Co. told employees at the Wixom, Mich., assembly plant, where the car is built.
The rear-drive LS got off to a promising start when it was introduced in 1999. Lincoln billed it as a combination of European performance and American styling and comfort. It was supposed to kick off a makeover of Lincoln's stodgy car line. But other new cars were canceled as Ford Motor's financial crisis unfolded.
The LS languished with little exterior updating, and sales fell from the nameplate's 2001 peak of 39,787. Last year, Lincoln sold 27,066 units of the LS. A replacement for the LS, developed on a front-drive Volvo platform, is scheduled to arrive in late 2007.
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....