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.

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Check Out the Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept Freshly Revealed in Shanghai

Check Out the Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept Freshly Revealed in Shanghai

This smokin’ hot EV will sure turn a lot of heads

Being a purist at heart, it’s hard to condone the new futuristic design philosophies that most EVs follow. There are a few exceptions once in a while, like the Nio ET7, which looks absolutely stunning. But, it looks like the ET7 now has competition in the looks department. Lincoln has somehow managed to strike a perfect balance in every aspect and has come out with this gorgeous EV called the Zephyr Reflection. Previewed at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, the Zephyr Reflection has got us drooling and we can’t get enough of it. Unfortunately, it won’t be coming Stateside as it is a China-exclusive model.

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Does This Rendering Do Any Favors For the New Lincoln Continental?

Does This Rendering Do Any Favors For the New Lincoln Continental?

It’s a different take that taps into our love of slammed classics

A digital artist took to Instagram to showcase his rendering of a 10th-generation Lincoln Continental. Abimelec Arellano, who goes by the @abimelecdesign handle on Instagram, created a slammed Continental that features vintage styling twists and all the bells and whistles of a modified luxury sedan.

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FDR's Armored 1942 Lincoln Limo Would Be At Least $1 Million Today

FDR’s Armored 1942 Lincoln Limo Would Be At Least $1 Million Today

It’s a ride fit for a president

The Petersen Automotive Museum is home to a lot of the most famous vehicles in history. One model, in particular, was the recent subject of a video hosted by the museum’s chief historian, Leslie Kendall. It’s an armored 1942 Lincoln Zephyr that happened to be the presidential ride of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States of America.

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2021 Lincoln Nautilus

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

The Nautilus comes with three new exterior shades, same engine options, and a revamped cabin that includes a 13.2-inch touchscreen system

The Nautilus was seemingly lost between the compact Corsair and the larger Aviator. For the 2021 model, Lincoln decided to give it a refresh and make it relevant again. It continues to be powered by the same engine and more or less looks the same from the outside – save for the three new exterior shades.

However, the biggest change comes inside the cabin, where Lincoln has put a lot of effort. It looks vastly different and is heavy on technology. The highlight is the new 13.2-inch touchscreen that runs on the SYNC 4 infotainment system. Will this help get some extra volume for Lincoln?

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Cool Car For Sale: 1926 Lincoln Model L Dual-Cowl Phaeton

Cool Car For Sale: 1926 Lincoln Model L Dual-Cowl Phaeton

Despite being almost 100 years old, this model looks as good as new

A vintage car recently hit the Bring-a-Trailer auctions and it looks fantastic. The Lincoln Model L touring car is nearly a century old, but seems to be in a pristine condition. The car was acquired by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation in 1974 from Florida and has been kept in its museum ever since and is taken out only during annual parades. The car is now 96 years old and is nothing more than a collectible, but it has still managed to draw 17 bids at the time of writing.

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2020 Lincoln Aviator - Driven

2020 Lincoln Aviator - Driven

In recent decades, few Lincolns have been known for excellence. The company has largely settled for making marginally nicer Fords at marginally higher prices. That’s not a bad niche to occupy — for example, recent Lincolns like the MKZ sedan and Nautilus crossover provide comfortable interiors, rich leather, lots of features, and a quiet ride for less money than sportier, more opulent Mercedes-Benz or BMW competitors — but this approach did little for the brand’s prestige.

Now, Lincoln is undergoing a renaissance. New Lincolns do still borrow from Fords mechanically. But starting with the redesigned 2018 Navigator, the brand’s models have been packing a greater visual punch, differentiating themselves from their Ford cousins and from the competition. One of the latest beneficiaries is the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, a luxury version of the Ford Explorer that Lincoln had last sold in 2005.

The new Aviator stands comfortably apart from the Explorer, sharing its family-friendly seven-seat layout and its new rear-wheel-drive-based platform, but with a unique and eye-catching exterior and interior design. From its striking looks to its standard 400-horsepower engine to a host of thoughtfully executed details, this isn’t a Lincoln that aims for being merely “acceptable” or “pretty good.” Some buyers might wish for sportier handling, a few details could be improved, and our test car’s $76,310 MSRP feels steep. But when you stay closer to the $51,100 base price, the new Aviator is a head-turning combination of performance, seven-passenger seating, and stunning design.

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The Lincoln Continental is Dead Again Because Not Even 1-Percent of The U.S. Population Wanted It

The Lincoln Continental is Dead Again Because Not Even 1-Percent of The U.S. Population Wanted It

The Lincoln Continental goes the way of the Dodo bird. Again

Lincoln revived the iconic Continental nameplate for the 2017 model year, a full 15 years after it sent it into the history books with the ninth-generation model. The new Continental was supposed to put Lincoln back on track as a solid premium brand against Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. But things didn’t go as planned despite the new Continental featuring a nicely appointed interior, powerful engines, and even a special-edition model with rear-hinged passenger doors.

Sales dropped from 12,000 units in 2017 to less than 7,000 in 2019, so Ford decided to halt production of the tenth-generation sedan after four years. 2020 is the final year for the Continental in the United States.

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This 1986 Lincoln Commercial Will Remind You of Just How Long GM Has Been Badge-Engineering Cars

This 1986 Lincoln Commercial Will Remind You of Just How Long GM Has Been Badge-Engineering Cars

Like it or not, badge-engineering cars makes for good business

A lot of automakers partake in the act of rebadging, including General Motors. The General has been rebadging cars about as far back as its own existence, and while there are some pros and cons to the practice, the act of rebadging cars also opens automakers up to a little ribbing from its rivals.

Take this 1986 commercial by Lincoln, for example. Have a look at it and you’ll understand why rebadging cars, while cutting down on production costs for the automaker-in-question, is something that you could be made fun of.

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This Documentary Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About the Batmobile

This Documentary Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About the Batmobile

Batman’s entire garage in a one-hour documentary

Movie cars are by far the coolest vehicles you can’t buy. The Mustang Bullitt, the Mustang Eleanor, and the Pontiac Trans Am are just a few examples of cars that became icons after being features in movies. But there’s also an impressive list of fictional cars that became legendary, and the Batmobile is one of the finest examples.

With production of new films now on halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. Entertainment released a one-hour documentary about Batman’s means of transportation. And it teaches you everything you need to know about the Batmobile.

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Someone Has Put More Than 1.3 Million Miles on a Lincoln Town Car

Someone Has Put More Than 1.3 Million Miles on a Lincoln Town Car

It’s a first-generation model too

Most modern cars are considered obsolete by the time they hit 200,000 miles on the odometer. Some say that this is because cars aren’t as reliable as they used to be. It’s difficult to argue if this is 100-percent true or not, but the truth is we’ve heard of plenty of old cars that have been driven more than one million miles. One such example is this 1983 Lincoln Town Car, which showed 1.3 million miles on its odo when this footage was filmed several years ago.

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Rivian and Lincoln - Not a Match Made in Heaven, Apparently

Rivian and Lincoln - Not a Match Made in Heaven, Apparently

Lincoln has called it quits for the time-being

In January this year, Lincoln announced a partnership with Rivian to build the former’s first fully electric vehicle. This didn’t come as a surprise given that the former’s parent company, Ford, has invested $500 million in Rivian. Just three months into the announcement, the partnership has been scrapped. Lincoln revealed this information in a statement citing the “current environment” as the reason. However, this doesn’t mean Ford is opting out of Rivian completely. The companies are still associated and will collaborate on a product in the future.

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2020 Lincoln Aviator - Driven

2020 Lincoln Aviator - Driven

A new, heavyweight contender in the midsize luxury SUV segement!

The Aviator name was revived back in 2019 as a replacement for the Lincoln MKT. Ever since, we’ve been dying to get our hands on one to see just how well it actually represents Lincoln as a brand and if it can actually handle the stiff competition in the premium SUV segment. Well, our requests were finally answered and a Lincoln Aviator showed up at TopSpeed HQ with full tank of gas and the paperwork that said we could drive it for a week. And, drive it we did.

Any negative preconceptions we had about the Lincoln brand or the Aviator in general were axed the second we stepped inside. The cabin, for the most part, feels highly premium and the layout was very spacious. We didn’t have the hybrid model, so all our power came from the 3.0-liter V-6 that was good for 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, two figures that proved themselves to be more than enough for a vehicle this caliber.

We were equally impressed with the amount of available cargo room (up to 77.t cubic-feet with all the seats folder flat, and the technology inside felt really upscale compared to what we expected based on previous experience with Lincoln models. Our model started out at $51,100, but our tester was fitted with a couple of options that made it a little more expensive. We’re busy putting together an in-depth buyer’s guide for this very vehicle, so until then check out the full, high-resolution photo gallery that we’ve added to the slider above or the body of the page below.

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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.