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Thanks to the new Lincoln Continental turning heads everywhere it goes, along with offering a truly impressive luxury experience, it’s earned a second place spot amongst full-size premium luxury sedan sales in the United States. As always, Mercedes-Benz tops the list with 1,275 units sold. Ford’s Lincoln Continental comes in at a fairly close second with 1,061 units sold. Next up comes GM’s Cadillac CT6 selling 1,001 units. Following Cadillac is BMW’s 7-Series with 524 sales. The Volvo S90 sold 473 times. The new Genesis Motors brand’s G90 sold 397 units. The Lexus LS only sold 317. Even less than that, the Audi A8/S8 sold 216 units of the full-size premium luxury sedan.

Apparently, people in America have had their eyes opened by the impressive new products coming from both General Motors and the Ford Motor Company. Unfortunately for Lexus, the stale, old drivetrain in the otherwise excellent LS460 has been having a lot of trouble interesting buyers in the United States. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class never seems to have trouble but the Bavarian company must be concerned about the future of both the Lincoln and Cadillac as more and more people see their latest achievement on the road in their impressive stances. Read more...
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Re: Lincoln Continental Sales on the Rise

I'd only argue with the rise part. The Continental appears to have settled into a pretty consistent 1.1K or so. What the article does show though is that relative to other large premium sedans that is a very successful number to be moving! I'd be very curious to see the breakdown in trim levels and ATP represented in that 1.1K.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Sales on the Rise

THANKS for sharing that, Sal!

tho some will not agree with comparing cars that ARE close to the same size (over closer in price)
I DO

#1 Mercedes S class sales for May 2017 are 1,275
#2 Lincoln Continental sales for May 2017 are 1,061
#3 Cadillac CT6 sales for May 2017 are 1,001
< Wow need to put a line-space in here for the big diff...
#4 BMW 7 Series sales for May 2017 are 524
#5 Volvo S90 sales for May 2017 are 473
#6 Genesis G90 sales for May 2017 are 397
#7 Lexus LS sales for May 2017 are 317
#8 Audi A8/S8 sales for May 2017 are 216
crossreference for Andrew's Luxury BRAND Sales thread

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I think this goes to show that American luxury is either back - or at the very least - on it's way back. Look at the new Escalade and Navigator. What's better for that size class? Really, nothing. Sure, there might be something better about the LX570 or maybe something better about the QX80 - I don't know - but over all, how many people would rather be in one of those vehicles? Leave out Mercedes or Range Rover - they're not the same size. When they offer a full-size SUV, let me know. Let's see what BMW's X7 brings to the table.

So we have full-size SUVs that are pretty much at the top of people's want lists - and now we have the CT6 and Continental - which most people don't even know about yet - moving up the sales charts. Everybody knows about the S-Class. Nobody knows about the Continental besides you, me and some guy named Paul in Afghanistan. That's it. And it's still selling really well...
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Re: Lincoln Continental Sales on the Rise

I'd like to see how many Jaguar XJ sold. I imagine it would be down in the low hundreds.
I think the Caddy XTS was actually leading this list for many months, but took a dive (fleet sales) last month.


I live near the best selling Lexus and BMW dealers around here, and I never see any 7-series or LSs on the road.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Sales on the Rise

I will post what I posted on AV:

I am glad to see solid Continental sales but comparing it to the S Class is a stretch. S Class starts at 96k and can go well into the 100k range. Continental starts in the mid 40s and tops out in the low 80s.

What I find amazing is how similar they are in size though with the SWB model:

S-Class
wb 119.5
length 201.4

Continental
wb 117.9
length 201.4

Obviously that gets thrown out with the S-Class having a LWB model which the Continental does not offer, but if rumors are true and they are still developing a model above the Continental ie Town Car or Continental Town Car then it could get interesting especially on price point. It will prove if Lincoln can demand higher prices. We will get a preview with the Navigator coming later this year.
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I'd like to see how many Jaguar XJ sold. I imagine it would be down in the low hundreds.
I think the Caddy XTS was actually leading this list for many months, but took a dive (fleet sales) last month.


I live near the best selling Lexus and BMW dealers around here, and I never see any 7-series or LSs on the road.
Jaguar sold 202 XJs

Cadillac sold 778 XTS
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Obviously that gets thrown out with the S-Class having a LWB model which the Continental does not offer, but if rumors are true and they are still developing a model above the Continental ie Town Car or Continental Town Car then it could get interesting especially on price point. It will prove if Lincoln can demand higher prices. We will get a preview with the Navigator coming later this year.
Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if Lincoln brought back the Town Car name in one form or the other, honestly they should have never gotten rid of it. I recall (i forget where) reading that the Navigator will top off well above 100K (Black Label models). I wouldn't be surprised, Lincoln knows they can command a higher price on the Navigator nameplate.
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Re: Lincoln Continental Sales on the Rise

the ONLY good Panther Name is
MGM
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" Car-as-big-as-a-Town-that-should-never-be-driven-off-the-highway "
& " CommercialVehicle " (I prefer to call it "Hapsburg Tiara" )
are 2 of the dumbest nomenclatures EVER!!

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I wonder what can improve the sales of Continental?

At 117.9" the wheelbase is larger than the new E-Class at 115.7" that it competes with.

And in my opinion, the Continental(5,273) looks better than the 2017 E-Clsss(3,854) with its rather awkward front end. But the E-Class has technology and build quality that Continental is reaching for.



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