Re: Lincoln Continental NAIAS
In my opinion, the new Continental is a step forward for Lincoln - and for Ford which is willing to let Lincoln have this full sized model to itself.
This body design is really the best that they could do with what they were given, which is another hand-me-up platform. The side view photos accentuate the awkward proportions that plague large FWD sedans (yes, Audi too). Aside from the dull, derivative and unoriginal new grille, the car is smartly designed. Looking at pictures only, I'd have to say that they nailed the interior. Congratulations to Lincoln.
I think it is obvious that this car is a placeholder and not the big splash. It is a signal to the marketplace that Lincoln is going to be a serious player. My hope is that Lincoln will gain traction and profitability with its SUVs and that the CD6 Conti will be Lincoln's real game changer.