If you like private jet-inspired seats, the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental certainly does not disappoint.
Lincoln has rung in the near year with the debut of their flagship model, the 2017 Continental, at this year’s North American International Autoshow in Detroit.
A quick look over of the Continental’s exterior and you’ll notice the absence of door handles along the body’s side, which makes the sedan look that much more clean and elegant. Looking a little harder, you’ll find them hidden between the belt line, near the window. The panoramic sunroof covers almost the entire Continental roof, making for a vehicle that feels very open-concept for its five passengers.
Under the hood, Lincoln has installed a 3.0-litre V6 engine with twin turbochargers that pumps out about 400 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive system is paired with Dynamic Torque Vectoring in order to glide through corners effortlessly. The Continental is available with three settings, comfort, normal and sport, to cater to every driver’s wants and needs.
The Continental is equipped with a 360-degree backup camera to make parking a breeze. Also featured in the new Lincoln Continental is the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which detects if a collision may occur and brakes (or comes to a complete stop) if need be.
Materials inside of the all-new Continental include leather seating, leather-wrapped console and instrument panel, genuine wood details, and aluminum appliqués. But the highlight of the Continental’s interior has to be its seats: the private-jet inspired seats can be adjusted in 30 different ways to offer support and comfort wherever you’d like it. The back seats receive no lesser treatment, as they also have feature such as audio and climate controls, sunshades and reclining, heated, cooled and even massaged seats. As a neat little touch, Lincoln has also installed new mat lights, making it easier to check the cabin floor for any hazards before you step inside.
The full-sized sedan will be available in dealerships in late fall of this year.