According to the very fine people at Car & Driver, Ford CEO Alan Mulally confirmed that it would be the Lincoln brand that would get the next derivative of the Ford Flex seven-passenger crossover minivan replacement. This goes against rumors that it would be Mercury that would be getting a version of the Flex.

Details are still lacking, but C&D is reporting that the Flex will debut first and the Lincoln will follow approximately a year later. No word on a name, either, so we'll just start call it some generic alphanumeric name like FLZ. [Car & Driver