The 2017 Lincoln Continental Has Different Headlights, Needs More Pixels

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

An early leak of the 2017 Lincoln Continental has popped up online at (via AutoGuide) ahead of its reveal at the North American International Auto Show next week.

If the picture is to be believed, it appears Lincoln has kept to most of its promises, short of the LED headlights — which may or may not be on higher trims.

The Lincoln’s lower front fascia appears to be mildly different as well, although from that low-res picture, I still can’t see any noticeably different door handles.

We’ll find out when TTAC reports from Detroit next week at the NAIAS — or maybe just from the airport because I still haven’t figured out how to get a ride.

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  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Jan 08, 2016

    After spending some time looking at the images of Lincoln test vehicles I do believe this image is far from accurate. The lines don't quite fit, even the headlight shape is not similar or the same as any of the concept or test vehicle images. This is a far better looking vehicle than a Caddy. As for the engine, even the 2.7 EcoThirst would work.

    • Anomaly149 Anomaly149 on Jan 08, 2016

      I think it's a weird angle computer rendering set to parallel, not perspective view.

  • RideHeight RideHeight on Jan 08, 2016

    Hurts to look at this bloody thing, like a Google Images result that never fully resolves.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jan 08, 2016

      It's like I'm browsing on Yahoo Autos circa 1997, with my Netscape Navigator. The blue bar has a ways to go still.

  • Ponchoman49 Ponchoman49 on Jan 08, 2016

    You can be sure it will lose the exterior lower chrome, the beautiful blue interior as seen on the concept, will be much blander and will probably carry one of Fords dreary underachieving Egoboost 4 cylinder engines. Where are the bloody door handles?

    • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Jan 09, 2016

      You don't need door handles. The doors will be voice activated. Whoops! Forget I wrote that. The doors will be "remotely operated".

  • Namesakeone Namesakeone on Jan 09, 2016

    I would really like to be enthusiastic for this car--I have been a Ford fan for a while, and Lincoln deserves to return to prominence (or even relevance)--but face it; from the released interior shots (showing the wide center console) and exterior spy photos (with the telltale front-wheel-drive-long front overhang), it's pretty clear that this Continental is probably little more than a glorified Taurus.