Just ahead of the 2015 New York Auto Show, Lincoln took the wraps of its all-new Continental Concept. As expected, the new concept previews an all-new full-size sedan that will arrive next year and according to the company, the new Continental Concept blends meticulous craftsmanship and technologies.
The first visual impact with the new Continental Concept shows a sleek silhouette and a new centered chrome grille, as well as a raised Lincoln badge surrounded by a span of repeating polished aluminum Lincoln Star emblems. What’s more interesting is that the vehicle features the stylish E-Latch door handles.
Lincoln says that the doors open effortlessly with the touch of a button located on the underside of the door handle wings. Regarding the new technology found on the new concept, Lincoln says that the vehicle is sensing your approach and lights up to greet you inside and out. Moreover, the headlamps feature powerful LED matrix technology with laser-assist high beams.
At the rear, there are signature full-width taillamps that feature advanced light-through-chrome technology. The exterior design is completed by the Rhapsody Blue metallic paint. Inside, there are sensual materials such as Venetian leather on the seats and door panels, Alcantara seat inserts and armrests, satin headliner as well as shearling wool carpet.
In addition, the Rose Gold trim found around the instrument cluster improves the design, while the bright chrome trim on the instrument panel adds contrast. Other highlights include the soft-gold LED lights that glow from the center console and from the halo light overhead, as well as the patented 30-way Lincoln-designed seats that use a new design that handles passengers’ sizes and shapes.
The American company says that the rear seats can fully recline by moving the front passenger seat forward with the touch of a button. Morever, rear passengers are able to control climate settings as well as the Revel Ultima audio system, through a panel mounted on the through-center console.
The rear-seat comfort is improved by the SPD SmartGlass tinting sunroof, but passengers are able to control heat from direct sunlight with a touch of a button. How come? Well, with the touch of a button, the glass can cool the vehicle interior by as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit, blocking 99 percent of UV rays.
Under the hood, there is a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost, as well as Lincoln Drive Control ride-enhancing technologies and Adaptive Steering.