Inside, there’s been an extensive bend on heightening passenger comfort and luxury with such additions as 30-way adjustable seats, champagne storage, and fully-reclining rear passenger seating. Interior treatments include a gorgeous center infotainment stack and an amalgam of leather, alcantara, satin, and even wool. While it certainly looks striking, the move makes sense for Lincoln,
especially given the model’s sales potential abroad in the Chinese market where a significant focus is put on rear passenger comfort.
Apparently Lincoln’s current split-wing grille isn’t an overall favorite, which is somewhat surprising. We thought it looked mighty fine on our 2015 Mustang-based MK Coupe. Nevertheless, the Continental Concept ushers in new chrome dental work, which the firm hints will permeate future lineup refreshments in the Lincoln range.
“Luxury at its best is about simplifying and quietly exceeding expectations,” noted Ford CEO Mark Fields. “The Continental Concept showcases the promise of quiet luxury from Lincoln going forward.”
The Continental nameplate has been in hibernation since 2002, but unlike that car, expect this version to be a truly premium product. And when it does roll into dealerships next year, expect it to sell much more than the MKS it replaces.