News is reporting that Lincoln will soon end production of the Mark
LT pickup, based on the Ford F-150 half-ton.
the second high end hauler to not find success under Ford Motor Company's
luxury brand. The first was the unique Lincoln Blackwood pickup that
never caught on with buyers and was dropped
but the Mark LT did beat the Blackwood's sales goals, which were 10,000
units per year. Mark LT sold a peak volume of 12,753 trucks in 2006.
News is also reporting that the reengineered 2009 Ford F-150 will move
upmarket to fill the Mark LT's void with a new 'Platinum' trim level.
Until then, Cadillac's Escalade
EXT remains the sole luxury pickup available
for truck buyers with expensive tastes.
officially mum confirming either news item about the Mark LT or 2009