People have been buzzing—including us—about the Lincoln Continental Concept since its unveiling at the New York International Auto Show earlier this month. Since that time, a few precious details have trickled out about the Lincoln Continental sedan set to debut in 2016.
What we do know is that the concept will feature a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter engine modeled after Ford’s EcoBoost twin-turbo V6. In addition, the Continental’s architecture will apparently be modeled after the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, except wider and more stylized.
In an interview held during the New York Auto Show, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields summarized the vehicle’s appeal.
“We committed to a full-size luxury sedan, so we’re introducing our Lincoln Continental Concept and this really represents, for us, the future of what we call ‘quiet luxury,’ which is around elegance, it’s around effortless power, and it’s around a serene and relaxed interior.”
Other notable high-end features of the upcoming Lincoln Continental include a wide, reclining backseat, separate climate controls, and even some creature comforts such as a champagne cooler. Borrowing design concepts from the aerospace industry, the Continental concept retains the sleek, sophisticated lines that set Lincoln vehicles apart from the competition.
While using a brand name for the past, Ford hopes that the 2016 Lincoln Continental will become a luxury auto stalwart in the future.
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And if you haven’t yet seen the Lincoln Continental Concept, here’s your first look courtesy of YouCar: