Thursday, January 21, 2016
2017 Lincoln Continental the ulitmate in quiet luxury
In 2012 Mark Fields at NAIAS, aka Detroit Auto Show promised a slew of new vehicles building a whole new Lincoln Motor Company with unique product, unique power trains and several new vehicles over the next four years. Tuesday 1/12/2016 the Lincoln Motor Company unveiled its production ready Continental which promises to deliver the final punch closing the loop on that bold prediction.
What exactly is the Continental? Size wise it appears to be about the same size as the all new Caddy CT6 slotting right in the middle of traditional mid size and full size luxury cars. It doesn't offer a lot in the way of power train options, but with a 400 hp twin turbo V6 as standard what more could you want? Add in standard all wheel drive and this will be a capable car able to run with the best in their class. Bold prediction...more classic styling and devotion to pure luxury will put this car on a lot of buyers maps and be chosen over the CT6.
What I really like about the new Continental is that it has many cues that remind you of the last great Continental sedan of the early 60s. The new grill with the cutouts that mimic the Lincoln logo are a nice touch. Add in all the technology and pure luxury touches this car will run with the best of them. No one can dare call this one a rehashed Ford product as it is pure Lincoln, Pure quiet, competent luxury.
But hey, don't take my word for how cool this car is in person, the Detroit Free Press named this car the most important new car reveal at this year NAIAS.
More about the Lincoln Continental after the jump from their press release: