Lincoln Continental Concept Has Arrived On The New York Stand

by Heather Platt | Posted on Sunday, March 1st, 2015

The return of the Lincoln Continental, albeit in concept form, has not been without controversy. Bentley chief designer Luc Donckerwolke going as far as to call the car a “copy” of its own Flying Spur, offering to send the British sedan’s tooling to Detroit. But while debate can rage over any similarities – you can and should head over and vote in our poll on the matter – can we all at least agree to see something interesting happening with Lincoln design?

Lincoln Continental

Gone are unattractive styling trademarks like Lincoln’s winged grille, while less polarizing elements like the vehicle-spanning taillights have been refined. The three-box design, meanwhile, dismisses the coupe-like stylings of the latest MKZ , opting for a long hood, short deck and a more traditional three-box layout.

The advantage of that, of course, is cabin space. The Continental is designed for rear-seat passengers, offering opulent, Venetian leather seats with Alcantara inserts and 30-way adjustability. Just so we’re clear, we have a hard time even thinking of 30 different ways to adjust a seat, so well played Lincoln. The headliner is satin, a briefcase sits in each back rest and dedicated tray tables allow for work on the go. It’s plush, even in the world of pie-in-the-sky concepts.

Check out our latest batch of live photos of the all-new Continental Concept, live from its stand at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.

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