Lincoln Continental can get “suicidal” doors

Lincoln Continental can get “suicidal” doors

March 26, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Owned by Ford premium brand plans to expand the lineup of its flagship sedan Lincoln Continental.

Four-door sedan Lincoln Continental can get the so-called “suicidal” rear doors – that is, they will open against the movement. This is reported by Automotive News referring to the dealers, who are allegedly already acquainted with the company’s plans. Note, Continental with such doors released in the 60 years of the last century.

It is not known yet whether a new version will appear for the current generation sedan or whether it is still a model for the next generation. It is interesting that the “insiders” started talking after the information that the current Lincoln Continental will not have a successor “surfaced” on the Net: according to the data of the Ford Authority, after the completion of the life cycle (2019-2020), the four-door sedan will leave the conveyor. The reason is weak sales.

The sedan was revived in 2016, it is built on a modernized version of the platform from Ford Fusion / Mondeo. In the American market, Continental is offered with petrol twin-turbo V6 3.0 (405 hp) and V6 2.7 (335 hp) engines, an “atmospheric” V6 3.7 (305 hp). All engines are combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, the drive is front or full.

The price of the “four-door” of the 2018 model year starts at $ 45,160 (excluding taxes and shipping).

The production of Lincoln Continental is established in Michigan, from there cars are also delivered to Canada and China. By the way, in the Celestial for a sedan there is a petrol turbo engine 2.0, which produces 261 hp.

Earlier it was reported that Lincoln will revive the Aviator SUV: the conceptual version will be presented on March 28 at the New York Auto Show. The model with this name was produced in 2003-2005.