Former United States president Abraham Lincoln would truly be proud that his namesake was used in an American luxury car brand. Lincoln cars have been one of the most sought-after and admired premium cars all over the world for quite some time now. As a car brand, Lincoln would surely satisfy the needs and preferences of every car fanatic and buyer.
To date, Lincoln cars are now owned, operated and distributed by Ford Motor Company. But Lincoln was just among Ford's numerous acquisitions. Lincoln was originally designed and manufactured by Lincoln Motor Company. The company was put up by car designer and engineer Henry M. Leland in 1917. What is interesting about this fact is that Mr. Leland was also among the founders of Cadillac, which is now the fiercest rival of the Lincoln car. Incidentally, Cadillac has been acquired and marketed by Ford's major competitor General Motors.
Since the 1920s, the company has been actively manufacturing and distributing luxury cars. There is a significant market for such high-end vehicles especially in the United States. Car aficionados typically know that luxury cars are not only comfortable, reliable and simply luxurious. They are also on top of the line, so that the astronomical tag price would be compensated.
Lincoln cars have been the United States' biggest selling luxury automobiles. However, the car brand also admits that it is starting to show signs of aging. Since 1998, Lincoln cars' sales have been declining. Analysts attributed this slump to a general troubling economy worldwide. Car buyers are starting to become budget conscious. They are now preferring to buy oil-efficient and at the same time, fantastic cars.
That can be the reason why the sales of luxury cars in general have been sliding. With the advent of modern cars and hybrids, luxury cars would surely be in interesting times.
However, Lincoln cars are expected to again weather this storm, just like how it survived many other significant storms in the past. The resilience identified with Lincoln as a car brand would surely be reliable and would make the car brand last major and modern challenges to its survival.
Lincoln cars are now very much present in a host of many other countries all around the world. Lincoln cars are imported to countries like Mexico, South Korea, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada. These luxury cars are also widely used by the affluent people across the Middle East.
There are many car models that emanated from the Lincoln brand. There are presidential car models, as well as historical and concept car models. Recent Lincoln car models include Lincoln Zephyr, Lincoln Mark Series, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln Blackwood, Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln LS. The car brand also has a list of car models it is still developing for future release. These developments include the Lincoln Mark LT, the Lincoln MKZ and the Lincoln MKS.
Lincoln cars are expected to still hold the status of being the biggest selling luxury car brand globally. Abraham Lincoln is not related to the firm, but he surely would be proud of what had become of his namesake car brand.
Original Authors: Manny
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 10/06/2008