Rendering: 2024 Ford Crown Vic Tries a Luxury Suit, Looks Like a New Lincoln Continental

Ford keeps saying no to low-slung passenger models, at least when it comes to America, as the company has yet to ditch them in favor of new high-riding vehicles in other markets. In China, for instance, the Blue Oval still has a few such rides in its lineup, such as the compact Focus and mid-size Mondeo (formerly known as the Fusion stateside).
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Photo: Instagram | Jlord8
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Over the years, they dropped some big names with no intention of ever bringing them back (for now, anyway), including the Fiesta, which used to be a rather popular proposal in the subcompact segment, taking on the likes of the Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, and Renault Clio. Another model that was phased off and does not appear to return from the dead is the Crown Victoria.

The automaker has had close ties with this moniker since the end of the 1970s when they started making the LTD Crown Victoria. Simply known as the Ford Crown Victoria, its successor came out in 1991 and remained in production until 1997. Sharing many nuts and bolts with the Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car, it had 114.4 inches (2.906 mm) between the axles, nearly as much as the modern-day G60 generation BMW 5 Series.

The second-gen Crown Vic came out for the 1997 model year and survived until 2012. Its wheelbase increased a bit to 114.7 inches (2,913 mm), and under the hood, it had a modular V8 with a 4.6-liter displacement. The transmission options included two automatic units, both with four gears. Replacing its predecessor, the Crown Vic Police Interceptor started its duty for the 1999 model year, and the final one left the assembly line in August 2011. Short and long-wheelbase versions of the second-gen Crown Vic were also made, and the model was even exported to the Middle East.

Ford's Crown Vic has been dead for a little over a decade, though several rumors kept claiming the nameplate will return during this time. It's clear by now the Dearborn auto marque has no intention of doing that, yet that hasn't stopped rendering artists from imagining it in different attires. One of the latest digital revivals came from jlord8 on Instagram and imagines the Crown Victoria based on the Bentley Flying Spur. It retains the overall shape of the luxury sedan that takes on the likes of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, sporting a new face with fresh headlamps and the Blue Oval logo decorating the grille.

Between us, this digital illustration looks more like a new Lincoln Continental than a Crown Victoria, and it is always interesting to see an American land yacht, even if it is nothing more than a simple rendering. Do you like the design?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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