In the USA, Lincoln (78,849) is neck and neck with Volvo (77,432), both brands ending the first three quarters of 2019 with rising sales, albeit neither able to yet compete with the big-volume premium makes. Ford has made good on its promise to invest in the luxury brand and there is much more to come in terms of new and additional models. With just 11,618 vehicles sold in Q3, China is still a tiny market for Lincoln though, making local production of several models all the more essential.