The new Lincoln Continental debuted to a ton of fanfare, only to be immediately and brutally met with a market moving swiftly away from sedans to SUVs. So rumors about the demise of the Lincoln Continental started circling a few months ago, but now it appears that they are coming closer to fruition.
This is the 2002 Lincoln Continental concept. Yes, you read that right: 2002. It’s still so good that it not only puts the current Lincoln Continental to shame, but Lincoln should seriously just go ahead and put it into production.
Sad news, friends. The new Lincoln Continental—the lovely, languid blueberry of a vehicle—isn’t selling well. And as a result, there are now rumors that Ford might just kill it off after this generation.
Lincoln made a car called the “Continental” 20 years ago. You don’t remember it. No one remembers it. That’s because it was bad. But now there’s a new Continental, and the 2018 Lincoln Continental is the Lincoln should’ve made a long time ago.
Lincoln is bringing back the Continental, and that’s a big deal. A bold, expensive ad campaign dedicated to the car is absolutely in order. So is spending the big money to get a famous name attached to the project. Lincoln’s doing all these things. So why is the end result so wrong?
Lincoln brought the Continental back, finally, with plans to make American luxury great again later this year starting at $45,485.
The whole point of an auto show is that all of a competitor’s cars are all in the same place, so I sat my ass in every rival to the Lincoln Continental to see if the big new not-a-Ford is as comfortable and quiet as Lincoln claims.
Premium cars that subscribe to a set of uniquely American criteria of what it means to be luxurious, comfortable, and desirable have been dead for decades. They died by their own hand, stabbed by an opera light and suffocated in vinyl. The 2017 Lincoln Continental, however, may just be resurrecting the idea, and it…
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I say this both as a compliment and a condemnation—the most impressive piece of the entire new, long-awaited Lincoln Continental is the door handles.
A grainy rendering of the production 2017 Lincoln Continental leaked on Thursday, and now we get to see a few actual photos of the car prior to its unveiling this week at the Detroit Auto Show.
The Lincoln Continental was meant to be a rejuvenation of the brand. A return to style, and a return to proper substance. I’ll withhold proper judgment until we drive it, but Lincoln has just telegraphed its first disappointment. Unlike its rivals, the new Continental will be all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive. Only.
There’s been a lot of criticism of the new Lincoln Continental concept. It’s too derivative, it’s not good enough, it’s not this, it’s too much of that. All of you are missing the point. It’s the best car in on planet Earth. Just from a planet Earth in a parallel universe.
Do you want us to send the product tooling? That’s what Bentley designer Luc Donckerwolke posted on Lincoln designer David Woodhouse’s Facebook page, a comment that was swiftly deleted but captured by the excellent Car Design News. Let me tell you, Bentley went off on Lincoln.
When Ford's head honcho Mark Fields debuted the new Lincoln Continental, he said the car was aimed at China, and he stated the brand had only entered the Chinese car market last November. That's not quite right, though Lincoln might wish you'd forget about it.
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Considering the dramatic rebirth Ford has undergone in the last decade, Lincoln’s comparative lack of direction is pretty surprising. Maybe, though, this new Lincoln Continental Concept represents the re-discovery of something Lincoln’s so desperately needed: an identity.
One of the things we dream about is the day Lincoln will get its balls back and return to the bold American style it used to offer. If this mysterious development website is any indication, we may not have to wait much longer. A new Lincoln Continental might be on the way.