The production version of the new 2017 Lincoln Continental will debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January.
We have already seen the concept version of the Continental, which will heavily influence the design of the production car. A front-wheel driven platform will serve as the basis of the Continental though all-wheel drive will be available.
Brand marketing manager Imran Jalal told Car and Driver that “it is possible” that the Continental’s new grille might end up migrating to more of the Lincoln lineup, as reaction to the concept car was “very promising” according to Jalal.
Under the hood, a unique 3.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6 will be offered, aiming to provide a luxury drive. “We have high-performance engines, but we are going for a luxurious feeling rather than sportiness,” says Jalal.
Some believed that the revival of the Continental name might be the beginning of Lincoln ditching its MK naming scheme, but Jalal says this isn’t true. The MK-names are here to stay, excluding Navigator and Continental.
[Source: Car & Driver]
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