The 09' MKS seems to be a promising car to finally replace the ill-fated Lincoln LS. I hope Lincoln spends the money promoting the vehicle and showing the world what they have. Now that Ford has sold Land Rover and Jaguar, Aston Martin, and plans of making Mercury dissapear by 2011. Ford just might have the time and money to put the much needed money into this one proud luxury brand. That hopefully means no more chrome Fords as Lincolns. The MKZ was Lincolns offical start. The MKX is also doing very well for the brand, however it still needs more distinctive Lincoln in its dna. Lincoln plans for the future are as follows, dropping the Mark LT by the end of 2008. The Towncar is expected to live until 2011, when Lincoln should have a replacement flagship sedan. The future of the Navigator is unknown, production has slowed down dramatically due to rising gas prices. The MKZ is due for a refresh and should be released in 2009. No plans for the MKX are known either. Lincoln will finally offer a bigger crossover in a year or so. Having said all of the above, Lincolns future is promising, the MKS is a great part to the future of the company.