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While folks tend to say we "try" to work Audi into every one of our stories, that's just not true.

However, we do call 'em as we see 'em and after looking through the gallery for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, this was as clear as day. At least to me.

Lincoln is a storied marque and it's certainly going to take some time to bring it back up to speed -- if it makes it at all. But this all-new MKC Concept it trotted out for this show actually seems to be easy on my eyes.

Sure, I can do without its front grille but considering what the brand has been putting out in recent years, to me this is a HUGE step up.

Then I compared it with the Audi SQ5. Of course its the sporty rendition but I -- more or less -- crossed my eyes and I noticed there were quite a few similarities between the two. Coincidence? I think not.

Check out the vehicle's overall size and shape. Then if you really want to get creeped out, compare both of their side profiles. Note the shape of the glass as it approaches the D-pillar?

The icing on the cake? Check out the rear hatch. It's that similar one-piece job.

At the end of the day, I could care less if Lincoln took some creative license from the Q5 because I do know one thing: This is the first Lincoln I've liked since the 1960s Continental Convertible.

What say you, Spies?

Do YOU see some Q5 in the MKC Concept?


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DETROIT AUTO SHOW: Lincoln's MKC Concept Taking Some Creative License From Audi's Q5?

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