Lincoln will give a preview of the future of luxury in automobiles with its Continental Concept that it will be launching today. The car will also be showcased at the Lincoln booth at the Dubai International Motor Show which will be held from 10-14 November.
The Continental Concept displays meticulous attention to detail, innovative technologies and powerful performance to help motorists drive better and and provide passengers with a highly comfortable ride evocative of first-class travel.
Speaking about the vehicle, Kumar Galhotra, President of Lincoln Motor Company said that luxury is all about simplifying and quietly exceeding expectations, and not just about making a noise. The Continental Concept not only holds out the promise of quiet luxury but is also a harbringer of what is to come next year when Lincoln launches its new Lincoln Continental full-size luxury sedan.
With the Continental Concept, Lincoln signals the development of a new “look” as it has a sleek silhouette and a new centered chrome grille. The raised Lincoln badge is surrounded by a number of repeating polished aluminum Lincoln Star emblems. The beltline remains clean with discreet E-Latch door handles and with bone touch buttons on the underside of the handles, opening and closing the doors is quick and quiet.
According to Galhotra, at Lincoln the focus is not just on “the machine” but about the experience for the customer.
Notable new technogical innovations include the vehicle the internal and external lights being activated when the vehicle senses the approach of the driver. The tail lamps extend through the full width and come with advanced light-through-chrome technology. The laser-assist hig beams for the powerful LED matrix head lamps make a significant difference to the visibility and minimize glare.
The interiors are opulent with Venetian leather seat and door panels, Alcantara® seat inserts and armrests, satin headliners and shearling wool carpet. The Rose Gold trim lend a touch of warmth to the instrument cluster while the bright chrome trim on the instrument panel adds contrast.
The soft-gold LED lights of the center console and the haloin addition to the light overhead ambient lighting enhance the feel of serenity in the cabin. The seats are highly comfortable with Lincoln’s patented 30-way seats that are deemed to the most comfortable for passengers irrespective of their shape and size. The front seats can be moved forward easily with the touch of a button and the passenger seats in the rear can be be fully reclined if need for more comfort.
Rear passengers get access to the climate control console and the audio system through a panel mounted on the through-center console. The Revel Ultima audio system allows passengers to select from three surround-sound modes: Stereo, Audience and On-Stage.
The SPD SmartGlass® tinting sunroof protects passengers from direct sunlight as it can cool the interior as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit, while blocking 99 percent of UV rays, all with just the touch of a button.
Working while travelling is easier with accessories like a tablet-supporting lap tray that deploys from the through-center console and detachable, hand-crafted Venetian leather travel cases that are mounted to the backside of the front seats.
When it comes to power, the Continental Concept is fitted with a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine and comes with Lincoln Drive Control ride-enhancing technologies and Adaptive Steering. The car rides on polished-aluminum, painted-pocket 21-inch wheels.
Driver assist technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Enhanced Park Assist and a 360-degree camera that displays on the MyLincoln Touch™ screen.
“The Lincoln Continental name is associated with iconic beauty and elegance,” said David Woodhouse, Lincoln design director. “Capturing those qualities and building upon them drove us as we crafted this thoroughly modern sedan concept.”
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