The Lincoln LS platform was also shared with Jaguar's new S-Type. It also was the first Lincoln in many years to be offered with a manual transmission in the V6 model, although only 2331 were produced. It was also sold with a 4.0 liter V8 engine. It became the 2000 Motor Trend Car of the Year. The LS was intended to attract younger customers who would cross-shop it with luxury imports. The LS was built through 2006 with few updates and had a hard time competing with new models from the imports. It did last longer than and was a better selling than the Opel-based Cadillac Catera though. The LS was spiritually replaced by the front drive Ford Fusion based Zephyr and MKZ models. Search our website for more Lincoln LS parts.