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Reviving the Blackwood
This vehicle was sold in 2002 only. In fact, it is one of the most short-lived vehicles in the automobile industry. The Lincoln Blackwood is a luxury pickup truck that has been manufactured and introduced under the Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln brand. And all due to its short lifespan, this vehicle has been known and considered as one of the most spectacular failures in the automotive industry.
In its history the Lincoln Blackwood has been considered as another version of the Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup truck. The difference, though, between the two is that the Lincoln Blackwood is trimmed and accessorized with luxury. During its one year lifespan, the Lincoln Blackwood was made available with a black exterior and a black interior. The bed of the truck was made over to serve as a trunk. This was done so by adding in a power tonneau and plush carpeting. As per the exterior of the truck bed, it featured aluminum pinstripes over artificial burled black wood.
Mark Hutchins, the president of Lincoln Mercury was noted to state, “We were so pleased by the public’s enthusiasm for the concept Lincoln Blackwood that we knew we had to build it. The Blackwood delivers all of the emotional ‘got to have it’ appeal of the concept, and we’ll keep production limited to enhance its exclusivity and collectibility.” Adding to this, Jim Rogers, the general marketing manager for Lincoln Mercury, stated, “The Lincoln Blackwood is American Luxury because it breaks all the rules about luxury vehicles. It completely erases the lines between luxury cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Probably the best word to describe the Blackwood is fun – fun to drive and fun to be seen driving.”
However, come this year, the Ford Motor Company has decided to revive and bring back the Lincoln Blackwood. The 2006 model has been introduced in one trim level only which is the Luxury Utility Vehicle. It sports four doors and has the ability to take in four passengers at the maximum. This luxury pickup has found its competition through the Cadillac Escalade EXT and the GMC Sierra Denali. This new vehicle comes equipped with a 5.4 liter V8 engine that can produce 300 horsepower. It can achieve 12 mpg in the city and some 17 mpg on highway driving. Standard for this model is a four speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
The new 2006 Lincoln Blackwood provides great space and plenty of room for passengers. It offers many refinements and a creak-free body. This vehicle also provides users a sense of security and gives them peace of mind as with regards to purchasing the right vehicle. Performance of the 2006 Lincoln Blackwood is a far cry from its predecessor with its new and exciting features. This new vehicle shares its design with the Lincoln Navigator, and sports complex-reflector headlamps, chromed door handles, side mirrors, and fuel-filler door, as well as fog lamps and tail lights that stand out against the deep black paint.
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About the Author: Carol Mitchel is an executive assistant in one of the leading automotive magazine in Los Angeles, California. She is a certified car lover and loves extreme sports.