Meanwhile, Ford Motor Company fans knew from the start the biggest superstar would always be the 2024 model year for the Ford F-150 best-seller. The facelifted F-Series brought incremental updates to ensure it remains the most compelling offer on the market when facing the Silverado, Sierra, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, or Nissan Titan. And that was about all for the NAIAS 2023 novelties!
Sure, some might say that the 2024 Ford F-150 was larger than life and more than enough for a significant show. But others might still think that FoMoCo could have done even better. For example, a representative of the imaginative realm of digital car content creators even thinks the 2024 F-150 would be a great starting point for reviving the Lincoln pickup truck.
Abimelec Arellano, a virtual artist better known as abimelecdesign on social media, has prepared the latest wishful thinking project - and you'll love it or hate it, depending on your POV. According to the pixel master's words, "The idea of a Lincoln pickup truck was a little strange, but I always liked it, so with the new F150 just announced, I couldn't help but wonder how it would look in Lincoln attire."
As a reminder, Lincoln 'stole' the F-Series DNA during the early and mid-2000s in a bid to fight the equally luxurious Cadillac Escalade EXT. First, there was the mega-failed 2002-only Lincoln Blackwood, followed by the lighter failure of the Lincoln Mark LT from 2005 to 2008. By the way, the latter had a second generation in Mexico that sold until 2014 with generally good results.
Back to the digital project at hand, the CGI expert followed the Mark LT recipe to the virtual letter: "The changes are pretty much the same as they were on the previous Mark LTs - grille, badging, wheels, and a few chrome trim pieces. I quite like how the F-150 lends itself to Navigator bling." However, even the author admitted the Ford guys knew what they were doing with the Platinum version, so a Lincoln version would need more extensive changes to warrant its existence.
And, of course, his followers quickly came to the rescue, proposing that Lincoln be allowed to have a third go at the premium pickup truck market with an F-150 derivative that feels more like a Navigator sporting a bed rather than a more expensive F-Series with the same flavor (and faults).