The Lincoln Continental has one of the longest history in the automotive industry. It was produced between 1939 and 2002. Now Ford announced plans to revive the Continental nameplate in an effort to bring new competitors for Lexus and Mercedes models.

Ford spokesman Christian Bokich said dealers at Monday’s meeting that the company is already preparing concept-stage images of some of the upcoming vehicles. However he did not discussed details such as the size or the names of the vehicles under development.

Steve Kain, general manager of a Ford and Lincoln dealer in London, Ky., who was briefed on Monday’s meeting, said he supported the idea of bringing back a Continental-inspired sedan. "It’s about revitalizing the whole Lincoln franchise," said Kain. "It’s no different when Ford did away with the Ford Taurus for a year and a half. They refreshed the vehicles, and it’s been a great seller since then."

Expect the new Continental to debut in the next five years.


Source: Automotive News

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  (248) posted on 08.22.2012

Well, this will be a great move if they have the Continental back once again.

  (201) posted on 08.21.2012

I remember when some Mexican-American used to ride this car when competing in a bouncing car contest. This model will be so popular to them again.

  (477) posted on 04.5.2011

I think Ford has the hobby of the restoring old cars. Well, I guess its the right time to kill this production and make a new one just like the Mustang!  

  (858) posted on 10.11.2010

I think the grill is fantastic (minus the air dam at the bottom, which is meh) and can really go places as a unifying design language for the brand. The rear is ok, but not great (definitely not as good as the front).

  (831) posted on 10.11.2010

I’m in Chicago. I’m starting to see them around. Not loads. But they’re making headway.

  (677) posted on 10.10.2010

nice Mercedes-Benz C-class

  (345) posted on 10.6.2010

why does everyone pick on Lincoln for their nomenclature".... because I am a car nut who usually memorizes what colors were offered in what year for each car on the market and *I* get the Lincoln Mk thing confused.

  (702) posted on 10.6.2010

First of all, why do you think you can jump a freaking mile and possibly land both softly and safely?

  (939) posted on 10.6.2010

The MKT design is polarizing, but unfortunately the offensive side is 90% Just look at sales and read Blogs. Redesign it fast!

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