Lincoln

Lincoln Motor Company is a luxury vehicle manufacturer based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company was founded in 1917 by Henry Leland, one of the founders of Cadillac. Having sold the brand to General Motors in 1909, Leland remained a Cadillac executive until 1917, when he left after a dispute with GM. Lincoln almost went bankrupt in 1922, when it was saved by Ford, which purchased the brand in order to transform it into a luxury division, just like GM did with Cadillac. The company remained under Ford's umbrella ever since. Lincoln is often described as the company that established the "personal luxury car" segment with the introduction of the Continental in 1940. Alongside the Continental, Lincoln is also famous for nameplates like the K-Series, Capri, Premier, Town Car, and Navigator. A rival for Cadillac by tradition, Lincoln overhauled its lineup in recent years by adding more SUVs and reviving some of its older nameplates. As of 2019, the model line includes the MKZ and Continental sedans as well as the Navigator, Nautilus, Aviator, and Corsair crossovers.

2019 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label - Driven

2019 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label - Driven

The luxury crossover with an American twist

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is the perfect example of what American car buyers want these days.A large vehicle capable of fitting a full family and its cargo, featuring a sporty look, commanding view of the road, and most importantly which doesn’t look like a minivan. Our tester Nautilus in its black label trim is pushing all gadgets and luxury known to man to also fit into the category of luxury cars. It does it all; it is all-wheel drive, hatchback, self-driving, and even good looking!. Let’s jump aboard for a quick driven review of this new offering from Lincoln, and see if daily life is as rosy as it seems.

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Watch a Stock 2019 Lincoln Navigator Take on a Hennessey-Tuned Lincoln Navigator in an Oversized Drag Race

Watch a Stock 2019 Lincoln Navigator Take on a Hennessey-Tuned Lincoln Navigator in an Oversized Drag Race

600 horsepower versus 450 horsepower, guess who wins

The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is quick, but the Hennessey Lincoln Navigator is a speed demon. John Hennessey did the deed and gifted the massive SUV with 150 horsepower over the stock version, rounding up all the horses of the Lincoln Navigator engine to 600. That’s insane. Yet, before I tell you to press play on that video down below, I have to set my heart to rest.

It’s getting harder and harder to like massive SUVs. Seven-seaters are just too ungainly even for my SUV-loving mind. While the Navigator is quite amazing in terms of tech and luxury, just look at it. It is like an oversized van. Just like any other massive seven-seater SUV. Hennessy did an amazing job and released the Navigator from that family-centricity. I mean, when you think about 600 horsepower, you definitely aren’t thinking “I have to get the groceries and pick up kids from school.” But you do think, “I am almighty.”

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The 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition Has Sold Out but It's Not Over Yet

The 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition Has Sold Out but It’s Not Over Yet

The automaker is planning to produce more of the extra-lengthy Continental

Lincoln brought back the nostalgia of the 1960s with its Continental Coach Door Edition last year. The automaker plans to produce just 80 examples of the suicide door edition Continental at a premium of $40,000 over the top-of-the-line Continental. Despite the exorbitant price tag, Lincoln sold all the 80 copies within three days of its launch! If you were planning to get one and think you have lost your chance, do not fret. Lincoln will soon be producing more of the Coach Door Editions as a 2020 model.

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Lincoln Will Rebadge Ford's Mustang-Based EV and Still Make it Undeniably a Lincoln

Lincoln Will Rebadge Ford’s Mustang-Based EV and Still Make it Undeniably a Lincoln

Yup, We Will Have An Electric Lincoln, Probably In 2020

I know this title could give some ‘Stang lovers diarrhea, but you’ve read that right. First of all, there will be a rebadged Mustang-inspired EV Crossover by Ford, and then Lincoln will use the same platform to create its own car.

That’s the order of things nowadays, and we should actually be happy. Team Edison, a team Jim Hackett formed when he was appointed as Head of Ford, looks for a number of ways to create a sustainable EV business case and cool cars/crossovers at that. Actually, Ford plans to invest 10 billion of its money in EV research and development by 2022. That’s a lot of money spent fast. Something magical could come out of all of that.

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7 Little-Know Facts About The 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition

7 Little-Know Facts About The 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition

Apart From The Lincoln Continental, The Only Other Car That Has Suicide Doors Is A Rolls-Royce

Did you know that the Lincoln Continental Concept from 2002 had suicide doors? Actually, let me be politically correct - it had Coach Doors. Well, the new one’s got them too. Revealed only days ago, the Continental Coach Door Edition celebrates the 80th anniversary since the introduction of the Continental brand within the Ford family of cars.
Although some have already noted that the latest Continental won’t live past 2020 or 2021, Lincoln is adamant in giving its luxurious saloon even more prestige and gist. What a better way of doing that than adding some real substance in the shape of coach doors, more legroom in the back, and a price tag of a proper luxury sedan. Well, in order to achieve new heights with the Continental, Lincoln made a few striking changes. Finally, we have a proper homage to the Lincoln Continental of the Sixties that had rear-hinged rear doors.

I am now presenting a number of facts about the new Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition. They should give you a better picture as to the sheer uniqueness of the latest model.

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2019 Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

2019 Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

A tribute to the fourth-generation Continental

Introduced in 2016, the tenth-generation Lincoln Continental marked the iconic nameplate’s return to the market after 14 years. In late 2018, Lincoln added a special-edition model to the lineup. Called the Coach Doors Edition, it features rear-hinged rear doors, just like the fourth-generation model from the 1960s.

Built in limited numbers, the Coach Doors Edition is obviously a tribute to the fourth-gen Continental, the car in which John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Although the center-opening doors were only offered on this model in the 1960s, they somehow became synonymous with the Continental. So Lincoln went ahead and recreated this unique feature almost 50 years after the original was discontinued. It also celebrates 80 years since the first Continental was introduced back in 1939.

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Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors

Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors

A grand entrance and exit will always await you

We have been hearing rumors about the suicide doors making a comeback on the Lincoln Continental and, finally, it has been made official. Lincoln announced that suicide doors will be featured on the “Coach Door Edition” on the 2019 Continental. To keep it special, the automaker will limit the 2019 Continental Coach Door Edition to just 80 units for the 2019 model.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

The young blood returns with a clear target in mind

After a very short run in the early 2000s, Lincoln has finally brought back the Aviator nameplate. This time, the Aviator is ready to kick ass and take names, and its sights are set squarely on Mercedes, BMW, and Audi. Luscious on the inside yet powerful and commanding at the same time – that’s the exact recipe that makes the new Aviator. Under the hood sits a powertrain that can pump out as much as 400 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque (in hybrid form) while the exterior gives off a sleek, dominating aura that signifies the first step taken to bring Lincoln back to level ground and secure its relevance on the market once again. The Aviator has a long, hard fight ahead of it, at least until its backup in the form of the 2020 Lincoln Continental arrives. Until then, we thought we’d give the Aviator a little motivation by making it our wallpaper of the day. We’re displaying our favorite here but have included a number of other choices for you in the gallery below.

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Will Lincoln Follow Rolls-Royce's Example and Feature Suicide Doors on the 2020 Lincoln Continental?

Will Lincoln Follow Rolls-Royce’s Example and Feature Suicide Doors on the 2020 Lincoln Continental?

The American luxury brand looks like it wants to bring the past into modern times

Is Lincoln bringing back suicide doors on the Continental? The Ford-owned automaker hasn’t confirmed anything, but it did release an interesting teaser showing a pair of door handles sitting close to one another. The teaser was accompanied by hints that suicide doors, or “center-opening doors,” as Lincoln calls the configuration, could be making a comeback on the brand’s flagship sedan, the Continental. We’ll know more at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show whether Lincoln’s pulling us on a string, or if it’s really bringing back the door setup that carries the name “suicide doors” for a reason.

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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator, in Base Form, Packs More Power than Most Competitors from Mercedes, BMW, and Audi

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator, in Base Form, Packs More Power than Most Competitors from Mercedes, BMW, and Audi

EcoBoost power!

Much like Cadillac, Lincoln has been struggling to get back on the luxury horse for quite a few years now. And it seems the company is one step closer with the Aviator, a brand-new SUV that slots between the Nautilus and the massive Navigator.

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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln's First Hybrid SUV, Is Impressively Powerful

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln’s First Hybrid SUV, Is Impressively Powerful

600 pound-feet of torque!

Lincoln launched its first hybrid car, the MKZ Hybrid, in 2011, but it took the luxury brand another seven years to develop a plug-in SUV. The electrified hauler arrived at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show as part of the Aviator lineup, which will replace the MKT. And it’s impressively powerful with 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque on tap.

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The New Lincoln Aviator Offers Third-Row Seating, Advanced Technology

The New Lincoln Aviator Offers Third-Row Seating, Advanced Technology

This SUV makes a remarkable comeback

Lincoln showcased the prototype of the Lincoln Aviator at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. Lincoln planned to slot the Aviator as a mid-size three-row SUV. That opened the gates for the automaker to manufacture the production model of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, which it unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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What is the Cheapest Lincoln?

To be replaced by the Corsair for the 2020 model year, the MKC is the most affordable Lincoln as of August 2019. This model retails from $33,995, almost $7,000 cheaper than the Nautilus. The MKC is also only $2,000 cheaper than the MKZ sedan.

What is the Sportiest Lincoln?

Sportiness is a rather abstract term for Lincoln as this automaker is famous for offering luxury features, not high performance. It never sold sports cars and its current lineup includes heavy sedans and crossovers only. The Continental is available with a 3.0-liter V-6 that cranks out 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, figures that make it somewhat sporty, but its 4,220-pound curb weight doesn’t help. On the other hand, the Aviator, which weighs just as much, features a hybrid drivetrain that produces 450 horsepower and more than 600 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to numbers, the Aviator is the sportiest Lincoln you can buy.

What is the Most Popular Lincoln?

With 26,241 units sold in 2018, the MKC is Lincoln’s most popular vehicle. That’s not surprising given that the MKC is the smallest and most affordable SUV from the brand. The MKC is followed by the MKZ sedan with around 19,000 units and the massive Navigator SUV with 17,839 units. Things will probably change for 2019, with the Nautilus coming strong from behind. With 16,000 units sold in the first half the year, this nameplate should end the year with at least 30,000 examples sold. This should surpass sales estimates for the MKC and the Corsair that replaces it at less than 25,000 units.

What is the Most Expensive Lincoln?

The big Navigator SUV is the Lincoln that will leave the biggest hole in your budget. The hauler starts from $73,205, a figure that places it well above any other vehicle in the lineup. Go with the Black Label trim, apparently a very popular one among Lincoln fans, and you’ll have to pay $96,395 before any other options. A fully equipped Navigator Black Label will set you back almost $110,000.

What is the Fastest Lincoln?

While no Lincoln will match the performance of a modern supercar, some of them are impressively quick given their power-to-weight ratio. Officially, the Continental sedan fitted with the 400-horsepower V-6 engine is the quickest, needing 5.4 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start. The range-topping Lincoln Navigator comes in second with a sprint of 5.9 seconds. However, the Lincoln Aviator might be the quickest vehicle in hybrid trim. The American brand has yet to release info, but the 494-horsepower and 630-pound-foot drivetrain might be enough to make the crossover quicker than the Continental sedan.

Are Lincoln Cars Reliable?

Although luxury vehicles fail in dependability tests due to new technology that’s bound to fail at some point, Lincoln scored high in these studies in recent years. In some studies, Lincoln was actually rated as one of the most reliable American brands, while falling behind only a handful of automakers overall. That’s also because Lincoln vehicles are mostly based on Ford products, which offers solid products overall.