The iconic flagship sedan the Continental will come back in 2016. Yes, Lincoln will revive this legendary vehicle after 14-year-long break. The car-maker revealed the Continental Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show. It has finally been confirmed that the vehicle is scheduled to come back in 2016. The 2017 Lincoln Continental broke covers at the Detroit Auto Show. In its tenth generation, the Continental will be an amazing model. The car-maker is reluctant to reveal the exact information about the Continental, but we still have enough details that will help you to figure out what the flagship may bring to the table in terms of interior, exterior, and engine.
Exterior of Lincoln Continental 2017
The 2017 Lincoln Continental will come back in style, bringing a brand-new, elegant, and subtle design. Naturally, the production version is heavily based on the 2015 Concept. It sports the trademark mesh grille and similarly designed headlights. Moving to the back of the car, you will probably notice that the rear end doesn’t look like the concept.
There are some familiar elements though, but the rear end is mostly reworked. The production version features more conventional lid, while the concept had the lid which opened right above the taillights. The sedan gained larger taillights with LED strip that gives the vehicle a rather elegant look. The side profile of the car remains true to the concept version. However, the production version comes with black detailing, large windows, and redesigned skirts.
2017 Lincoln Continental Interior
A quick glance is enough to notice that the cabin of the 2017 Continental is luxurious and comfy. The cabin is welcoming due to the lighter hues that make it more elegant and classy. Unlike the concept, the production version comes with great amount of wood inserts instead of chrome, which we find extremely appealing.
The upcoming model is equipped with the car-maker’s cutting-edge features like Perfect Position Seats. The seats can be adjusted according to occupant’s size, shape, and weight for maximum comfort and stretch. Major parts of the cabin are dressed up in high-quality leather. Active Noise Control function is standard, while a panoramic sunroof is offered as an optional extra.
Engine of Lincoln Continental
Backing up the premium interior and elegant exterior is a 3.0-liter V-6 twin turbocharged engine. The engine is said to pump out 400 ponies and 400 pound-feet of torque. If we are to believe the car-maker, it will be the most responsive, smoothest, and the quietest mill in the business. A nine-speed automatic gearbox will probably be in charge of routing power to all four wheels of the car, with the help of Dynamic Torque Vectoring for improved stability and handling. Thanks to the Drive Control system you can adapt the steering wheel and the suspension settings to the road conditions. You can choose between three modes- sport, comfort, and normal.
The car-maker is pretty quiet about the Continental’s price but judging by all the luxury, features, and engines, the Continental will be the second most expensive model in Lincoln’s lineup, after the Navigator of course.
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