Showing posts with label continental. Show all posts
Showing posts with label continental. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2017 Lincoln Continental pricing.

It will start at $45 500.
It includes a 300hp V6.
Since its main competition might be the new Cadillac CT6 (Although the Cadillac seems larger), it is interesting to know that is is about $9000 less.

It seems that Lincoln is actually thinking of the Audi A6 being their main competition.
If so, they need to brace themselves for some bad news.
As I cannot really imagine anyone considering an A6 stepping into a Lincoln dealer.
Like I mentioned many times, German car buyers just want their German cars and the image associated with it.
( I think it is wrong and narrow minded, but that's how it is...)

I see this more as a competition to the super boring Acura RLX. Or maybe the Infiniti Q70.
And let's not forget the all new, and quite stunning, Volvo S90 which starts at $48 000.

I saw the car in the flesh and that front grille is as bad as it looks on pictures.
Again, what the hell were they thinking after really good designs like the MKX and MKC.
( I guess these will also get ruined next year with the ugly face.)

On other notes, the revised 2017 MKZ (With that ugly face) will start at $35 935. Hybrid and V6 are both the same price (A nice touch)

Monday, January 11, 2016

2017 Lincoln Continental

Again, what we saw last year was not a concept, really.
It was this production car with more chrome. A lot more chrome.

I didn't like it then and I like it even less now.
As I said before, this should have never been called "Continental". That name comes with a history, heritage and prestige this doesn't have at all.

Outside it doesn't look any better than any sedans from Acura. It's not ugly. Just invisible.
Inside, the vulgar looking chrome from last year has been replaced by some horrible looking wood trim (At least in the version pictured above)
And just like outside, it has zero personality.

I really like recent Lincolns. I drove a MKZ for 3 days and really liked it. And their new MKX and MKC are great.

They were on the right path. What the hell happened???

Saturday, January 09, 2016

2017 Lincoln Continental!

This is it ! The real thing. (Concept in blue)

And of course, it is very close to the concept. Since this "Concept" was just the production model with extra trim and big wheels.
So, those who liked the concept will love this.
I never liked the concept. So I'm not crazy about this new Continental.

I still think that grille design is horrible. And I do expect much more heritage from something called "Continental". Not just a generic design.

But, I am sure it will be a very nice car. Why not.

It'll be the "American Acura RLX". Very nice and very invisible.
Which is exactly what a Lincoln Continental should NOT be...

 Again, from the rear, very close to last year's concept. (Although it does look quite a bit cheaper)