Ford Motor Co. Chief Operating Officer Nick Scheele and newly appointed Lincoln Mercury President Brian Kelley unveiled the 2003 Lincoln Town Car – the first of three all-new or significantly freshened Lincoln models that will debut this summer – at Fairlane, the historic Henry Ford estate on the Rouge River. The Town Car’s design, package, and functional attributes have improved. The exterior design is more formal, trunk stowage is improved, the cabin is quieter and more refined, and it has new comfort and convenience features. A new frame, steering, brakes, and front suspension improve ride and handling. The new frame and new features, such as dual-stage front airbags, are expected to help Town Car earn quadruple five-star ratings in U.S. government crash tests. The 2003 Lincoln Navigator will be unveiled at the 2002 Los Angeles Auto Show in early Janu-ary, and the all-new 2003 Lincoln Aviator, a mid-size luxury sport/utility vehicle, will be unveiled at the 2002 New York Auto Show in late March. Both vehicles, together with the Town Car, will be available in Lincoln showrooms in summer 2002. Pricing for all three will be announced closer to launch. The Los Angeles Auto Show also will see the debut of a new Lincoln Continental concept car that will advance the design philosophy introduced by last year’s Lincoln MK 9 concept.