The revived Lincoln Continental has recently gone on sale as a 2017 model. Replacing the little-noticed MKS sedan, it is expected to take over as the company’s flagship model. Although it features a somewhat understated exterior styling, the Continental excels in other areas. It boasts an impressive interior design that combines the class-leading craftsmanship with technological prowess. To put it simply, Lincoln’s new sedan is currently one of the safest and most comfortable cars on the market. When it comes to the 2018 Lincoln Continental, it is due to bring mostly subtle enhancements. Rumor has it that the upcoming model could go on sale in late 2017.
Design and Features
Compared to most other luxury sedans, the Continental features a restrained exterior styling. Its front end is dominated by the diamond grille that was first shown on the updated Lincoln MKZ. Whereas the front side gives it a strong presence, the narrow and sloping rear end seems slightly out of place. Now, the strong shoulder lines make the car’s profile look sleek and elegant. As far as the interior is concerned, the 2018 Lincoln flagship will be hard to match by its competition. Some even claim that its cabin design literally approaches modern art. Every single element of the interior gets top-notch materials and boasts superb craftsmanship. The upcoming model will be available in three interior themes including Rhapsody, Thoroughbred, and Chalet. Expect it to offer such features as 30-way adjustable seats and a panoramic sunroof that covers the roof almost entirely.
The 2018 Lincoln Continental will have three inline-six engines at its disposal. Both the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 and the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 will use a six-speed automatic transmission. The range-topping model will get a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that makes respectable 400 horsepower. Alongside the standard front-wheel drive, there will be an optional all-wheel drive system as well. Three drive modes including Normal, Comfort and Sport will affect the steering and suspension according to need. Numerous active-safety features and driver aids make the Continental stand out when it comes to driving experience.
2018 Lincoln Continental Price
The 2018 Lincoln Continental price tag will remain pretty much as it is at the moment. The current version starts just above $45,000, which is comparable to its most notable rivals. Apart from the German luxury sedans, the Continental will rival its counterparts coming from Cadillac, Lexus, Volvo, Infiniti, etc.