What was once the pinnacle of luxury for Lincoln, the flagship Continental, aims to be so again.
The full-size sedan is packed full of amenities and technology. You might say it’s ready for a fight against other premium U-S brands, and by other, we mean Cadillac.
The Lincoln nameplate is an old one. It’s been around since 1938 when Henry Ford’s son Edsel asked designers to make a convertible for him to drive on vacation. Last year, Lincoln announced it was reviving the nameplate in hopes of getting Lincoln’s name back in the luxury game.
The production version looks much like the original concept that debuted in New York City.
It gets a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 under the hood good for 400-horses. It also features exterior ambient lighting that senses when the driver approaches. Other touches include hidden electric door handles and a panoramic glass panel covering the entire roof. There is also a three-mode suspension and steering system, torque vectoring, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera system, and collision assist with pedestrian detection.
The new Continental goes on sale this fall.