Lincoln is adulatory the 80th ceremony of the Continental with a bound copy Coach Door Copy that appearance rear-opening doors. Lincoln Chief Designer Kemal Curic tells Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu why its a appropriate affection for the brand.
Lincoln is parking the Continental again.
The automaker has accepted that U.S. sales of its flagship auto will end in 2020 forth with those of the MKZ as it becomes an all-SUV brand.
Lincoln adored the celebrated nameplate afterwards a 15-year aperture for the 2017 archetypal year, but the full-size auto never took off in the marketplace. Sales ailing at 12,012 in its aboriginal abounding year, but alone to 6,587 in 2019.
Last year, the automaker teamed up with auto architect Cabot Coach of Haverhill, Mass., to body a run of continued Continentals with “suicide” doors that hearkened aback to the iconic Continentals of the 1960s, but bound assembly to aloof 230 units priced at $115,000.
A Lincoln backer told Automotive News that it will abide to advertise the Continental in China through 2021.
The Continental is congenital alongside the Ford Mustang in Flat Rock, Mich., and approaching affairs for the branch abide unclear. In April, Lincoln canceled a planned collective adventure with startup automaker Rivian to body a battery-powered SUV, but said that it is still committed to abacus an all-electric archetypal to the lineup.