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Mercury XM Idea

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 Mercury XM

Very first Shown: 1979 Chicago Automobile Present

Description: Two-seat sporting activities auto with rumble seats

Sales Pitch: “While most strategy vehicles seem forward to the upcoming, Mercury went backward in time.”

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Mercury XM Concept

Mercury XM Strategy


Initial witnessed at the 1979 Chicago Vehicle Present, the Mercury XM Notion was purely a styling training. Penned by Italian structure house Ghia, the XM was a 2-door, 2-seat sporty car or truck that includes a pair of 2nd-row “rumble” seats which were accessible—and usable—only when the hatch was open.

Actually no additional details about the idea was created out there. That explained, the XM arguably served established Ford/Mercury design relocating into the Eighties. The XM’s rear pillar can be seen, to some diploma, on the 1980 Ford Thunderbird and Mercury Cougar, and the 1982-1988 Ford EXP and Mercury LN7 sports activities autos.

A 1954 Mercury idea, the XM-800, marked the initial time Mercury had applied the XM moniker. The XM-800 did not hire rumble seats. Note that the 1939 Ford was among the previous U.S.-sector cars offered with rumble seats. Set up in 1916, coachbuilder and design and style organization Ghia was acquired by Ford in 1970.

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The most exciting thing about the primarily neglected XM idea might not be the layout, but the wheels. Found in this article on a thought auto, these same wheels designed the rounds at Ford and Mercury, showing up on the Ford Thunderbird and Grenada, and the Mercury Cougar coupe, sedan, and XR-7, and a amount of other corporate styles, in this article in the U.S. and abroad. The queries is, which do you remember improved, the XM Thought, or these when ubiquitous wheels?

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Mercury XM-800 Concept

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