Lincoln Continental Concept? We'll Do You One Better
The rest of the blogosphere is breathlessly heralding the return of the Lincoln Continental. They’re two years behind the curve.
The Lincoln Continental concept might be coming, but the next Lincoln large sedan will be the production Continental. Unfortunately, it won’t be like the JFK-era sedan, but rather a front-drive CD platform car with Ecoboost V6s and some design language that mirrors the Chevrolet Impala. Why? Because it’s made for Chinese customers who want to be driven in comfort, not for Americans who like to drive. The next Continental is even carrying the codename “ Project GOBI” within Lincoln, and internal documents seen by TTAC emphasize “rear seat comfort and amenities” as a key feature of the car.
But there’s still a ray of sunshine for Lincoln fans. There’s going to be a real RWD Lincoln on the way. But it’s a crossover.
I had a 98 Continental about 8-9 years ago and I liked it. My friends made fun of me for driving an 'old person car' and for the pearl paint. I however miss that car sometimes.
Basically its being designed with the Chinese market in mind first, American market second. The emphasis on rear seat comfort caught my attention. Lincoln might just sell the car in China, like how Buick only sales the Park Avenue there.
Soooo about that crossover link: "TTAC‘s sources inside the Blue Oval (the same ones who scuttled rumors of a revived Ford GT)" Would this be the same "scuttled" Ford GT that turned up unexpected earlier this year?
If it looks good, has strong performance and good looks/quality in and out it being FWD won't matter. RWD can't fix a wack chassis and at the limit dynamics are irrelevant in a land barge. Just give it suicide doors and 22s