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2015 New York Auto Show: Lincoln Continental concept signals revival

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Lincoln has just introduced its new Continental concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show, marking the return of a legendary nameplate and signalling the brand’s all-new full-size sedan that's due next year. 

Powered by a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine, the new Continental concept boasts elegant lines, an all-new front grille, and state-of-the-art technology including:

  • Patented 30-way adjustable seats with a new-to-market design that conforms to passengers’ sizes and shapes.
  • E-Latch door handles that tuck discreetly in the clean vehicle beltline (the doors open effortlessly with the touch of a button)
  • Automatic lighting inside and out when the car senses your approach.
  • Revel Ultima audio system offering three surround sound modes: Stereo, Audience, and On-Stage
  • SPD SmartGlass tinting sunroof allowing passengers to control heat from direct sunlight.

The spacious interior of the Lincoln Continental concept also features a tablet-supporting lap tray that deploys from the full-length centre console, a champagne storage compartment, as well as detachable, hand-crafted Venetian leather travel cases mounted to the back of the front seats.

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 new Continental's pricing and on-sale date will be announced later.