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It's a new Lincoln Mercury. It's no longer hyphenated, and it's no longer called a "division" of Ford Motor Co. When it comes to products, here's how it looks for 1999. The Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Navigator will meet federal low-emission vehicle standards for light trucks.

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Last year was a big year for Lincoln, with redesigns of the Continental and Town Car and the launch of the Navigator. This year the existing models get few changes, as Lincoln looks forward to the introduction of its LS sedans, which are scheduled to go into production this spring.

The Continental gets side-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger as standard equipment. Horsepower for the 4.6-liter V-8 engine increases from 260 to 275. The Town Car also adds front side airbags as standard equipment.

The Navigator's engine is more powerful. The existing 5.4-liter 16-valve single-overhead-cam V-8 gets an increase in power from 230 to 260 horsepower (hp) and in torque from 325 to 345 pound-feet. But during the model-year, this engine will be replaced by a 5.4-liter 32-valve dual-overhead-cam Intech V-8 rated at 300 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. Power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals are standard equipment and allow shorter individuals to reach the pedals easily yet avoid the path of a deploying airbag. The third-row seats get rollers for easier removal.

The 2000-model-year LS luxury sports sedan arrives in May on a platform designed as rear-wheel drive, four-wheel independent suspension, a basic suspension design it will share with Jaguar's new S-Type. There will be a choice of V-6 or V-8 overhead-camshaft engines and two new transmissions (one manual, one automatic), all-speed traction and skid control, and anti-lock brakes.

1999 Mercury Cougar

1999 Mercury Cougar

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