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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:45 PM
Although I have tended to purchase only vehicle colors that resist looking dirty when in fact they are filthy, I could be tempted to order a 2019 MKX if available then in the Burgundy Velvet color. I've only seen it on current F-150s, but IMO is a beautiful, stately color that would look elegant on a luxury MKX.
Elijah...do I detect a yearning for another blue vehicle in your ample classic stable?
Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:48 AM
I hate that "dirty brake dust" look they are using now. Their competitors are at least offering wheels that are either poilshed aluminum or bright silver. Lincoln needs to offer more exterior colors other that Black, White, Silver and Dark Gray, which are mostly 90% of what my dealer stocks, and the Diamond Blue did stand out and look good on that MKZ I saw. So far, I have only seen one other Allure Blue '16 MKX where I live, and like a color that you don't see every day.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:06 PM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:17 PM
And, akirby, I agree with your comment, but on the other side of that issue, if I see a window sticker of over $70,000 on a Continental, I think I should be able to get what wheels I want from the manufacturer. Cadillac and Lexus both offer Polished Aluminum or Bright Silver finishes. Time will tell!
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:21 PM
I agree there should be more wheel choices. I would even make the wheels a dealer option as you describe but I'm sure the dealers don't want to mess with it.
I have grey H-spokes on my Fusion Titanium and I think they look great. "Dirty brake dust" never crossed my mind. But to each his own and there should be other choices.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:37 PM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:47 PM
Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:59 PM
As for colors, I am basically reacting to my local Lincoln only dealer. They have a large inventory of cars. They just don't order many with the other colors that were mentioned. That's why that Diamond Blue 18 MKZ just stuck right out as I drove in for service. Again, my classic car fever pulls me towards the days when cars came in vast and interesting colors with many interior colors to choose from. I know, I'm from another era!
Many moons ago I worked with an engineer who had been in the automotive design department (Buick if I remember correctly).
Anyway, we were talking about paint colors and he told me the process General Motors goes through in selecting color. The process starts about three years ahead of the model year and colors are selected based on what the economists believe the economy will be in the next three years. Cool, muted colors in a downturn, warm, bright colors if they are expecting growth.
White (the best selling color for new cars ((and the hardest to sell used)) and black are givens).
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