Strolled throught the Mercury lot today looking at the 2006 Grand
Marquis GS & LS Premium they had in stock..
The noticable changes on the 06 are.
A revised front end, new grille with thick verticle bars similar to the
Mariner, new header panel, new bumper fascia, headlights & turnsignals.
Looks more agressive looking than 05.
The Grand Marquis might have optional fog lights for 06. There are cut
outs in the outer lower corners of the bumper that had black inserts ,
mounted from behind filling in the holes.
Mercury Logo on roof sail panels.
For 06 the radio antenna was relocated to the back glass ( like the 04 )
and is no longer on the RR quarter panel like 05.
The radio in one GS looked to have a redesigned face plate.
Theres a new gauge cluster with Speedo, Tach, Fuel & Temp gauges. ( No
volt or oil pressure gauges ).
The LS Premium has a lighter colored woodgrain trim panel while the GS
has a darker walnut look. The 4 p ushbuttons for the driver info center
are now located in the woodgrain trim above the AC unit.
The taillight assembly on decklid was redone with whitish grey plastic
lens instead of it being all red.
The GS was priced in the $24,000 range.