In an effort to refresh the Lincoln brand image, Ford Motor Co. has made plans for seven new or improved models by 2014.  All models, including new compact vehicles for the European market, will be redesigned or restyled.  They will be differentiated from other Ford models by their onboard technology, sheet metal type, wheelbase, and the length of the front and rear overhangs.  Select models will also receive unique, eight-speed transmission powertrains.