German luxury car makers like Audi and BMW are already selling high-end compact cars in the U.S. Lincoln could go further, Ford chief designer Peter Horbury thinks, with something like the Concept C.
"People will be happy to buy a smaller car that is better for the environment and more maneuverable in the city as long as the vehicle has all the attributes they want," he said in a company statement.
The concept vehicle is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and has a six-speed transmission. Ford estimates its highway fuel economy at 43 miles per gallon.
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