10 Reasons Why The Lincoln Continental Shouldn’t Have Been Discontinued
The Lincoln Continental is undoubtedly one of the most successful American luxury cars in history. With a production run that spans over 55 years across nine different decades, Lincoln has produced ten generations of the Continental. Let’s take a look at 10 reasons that prove its excellence and why we think it deserved to live on as Lincoln’s and America’s flagship luxury limo.
Ford’s EV Lineup Will be Radically Different
Ford CEO Jim Farley says the future EVs from the blue oval will not simply be electrified versions of current models. This means that the brand’s lineup will grow considerably, and it has even been said that fans of current models might not like the future electric models.
Lincoln Previews Its Electric Future Through The ‘Star’ Concept
The Mercury Marauder Makes A Comeback As A Blacked-out Lincoln Continental
When it comes to early-2000s American performance sedans, the Mercury Marauder is one of the first to come to mind. Produced in 2003 and 2004 (in its last iteration), Marauder was based on the otherwise mundane Ford Crown Vitoria, along with the Lincoln Town Car, all of which were based on Ford’s Panther platform. Since the 2016 Lincoln Continental is the closest relative to either of those, graphic designer, jlord8 has used the luxury sedan to recreate the Marauder in our time.
2022 Lincoln Nautilus - Driven
Once known as the MKX, the Lincoln Nautilus rides comfortably in the two-row midsize SUV segment and is underpinned by the same platform as the Ford Edge. As little more than a glorified Edge with a different look and nicer materials, the Nautilus is far from being the most exciting in its class, but it does seem to fit right in with people more focused on comfort than sporty capability. Lincoln updated the Nautilus for the 2021 model year, so for 2022, there’s nothing new to talk about. The Nautilus is still offered with your choice of two engines, one being a four-cylinder and the higher trims featuring a larger V-6 that offers ample power for its class. While most people will tell you that the Nautilus exists to compete with models like the Cadillac XT5, Lexus RX, and Genesis GV80, we’ve also looked to the slightly smaller BMW X3 and Audi Q5 – both sit in similar price brackets and bring a fair bang for your buck. Now, after spending a week with the Nautilus, it’s time we tell you a little more about it in detail.
20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don’t Want to Pass Up
Now when people mention classic cars, most people automatically assume that it is an expensive hobby. While that may be true up to some degree, especially with regards to collector cars, i.e cars that were produced in extremely small numbers or Concours-worthy cars, pretty much anybody can get into the hobby of classic cars if you know where to look.
Ford Celebrates 100 Years Of Lincoln
Ford Motor Company can easily be described as one of the most influential car manufacturers, in the world, with plenty of highlights. Amon Ford’s highlights are the Ford Model T, Flathead V-8, and Ford Mustang. However, one of Henry Ford’s personal milestones was acquiring the Lincoln brand and turning it into Ford’s luxury arm. This happened exactly 100 years ago, which is why Ford celebrates a century of Lincoln.
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2022 Lincoln Zephyr Arrives In China Only To Make Us Jealous
Back in 2021 at the Shanghai Auto Show Lincoln was presenting the Zephyr Reflection Concept. Then, at the beginning of November 2021 the first leaked images offered us the first look at the production version. And now, as no surprise, the production version made its world debut at the Auto Guangzhou 2021.
The new Zephyr will be the first Lincoln model locally produced in China, and only for the Chinese market.
All American Showdown: Cadillac Escalade vs Lincoln Navigator vs GMC Yukon Denali
If you know CarWow, you know for a fact that the YouTube channel is synonymous with staging some of the most outrageous Drag Races on the internet. This time around, they had three full-size blacked-out big burly SUVs from across the pond as they like to call it. The SUVs that feature in this showdown were provided by Clive Sutton, who specialize in importing cars into the UK from several overseas markets.
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2022 Lincoln Navigator - An SUV That’s Heavy On Tech Features And Luxury
Lincoln debuted the 2022 Navigator with a fresh face and a whole lot of tech upgrades. The tech upgrades include a bigger touchscreen system and hands-free technology called the Lincoln Glide that’s a disguised Ford BlueCruise system. The SUV will also support over-the-air updates to save time at the dealerships. Things under the skin, however, are nearly identical to the 2021 model, with the only change being the loss of 10 horses from the model it replaces.
2021 Lincoln Anniversary Concept
Lincoln had teamed up with ArtCenter earlier this year and announced it will invite students to create four concepts. These concepts would be on a humane level, showing stories about people. One such concept called “Anniversary” was showcased by Lincoln at the 2021 Monterey Car Week.
The ‘Anniversary” is a four-seater vehicle perceived how Lincoln vehicles would be in 2040 and beyond. The concept talks about a couple – Julianne and Greg – celebrating their 30th anniversary. They drive around visiting their favorite spots and the images from their past run on the wide-screen on the dash. Now, this will certainly not make it to production, but it gives an idea of how things could be in the future and how you will be able to “take a trip down the memory lane” literally.
Lincoln Teases Its First Global Fully Electric Vehicle
Lincoln has been around for a while. In fact, next year the luxury brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. With this, Lincoln will also turn a new page in its history by unveiling its first fully electric model. This is the beginning of a new chapter, as the brand’s first EV will be followed by three more models, said to be the foundation of Lincoln’s new portfolio of fully electric vehicles. Moreover, we have a pretty good idea of what Lincoln’s first EV will be like.
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.