Could just be me but from that angle and close up the headlights are almost reminiscent of the refreshed Mark VIII headlights shape wise anyway.
Current Car: 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Reserve Ice Storm 2.0h CVT
2008 Ford Focus SE Sedan White 2.0L Duratec I4 4 Speed Automatic
2004 Lincoln LS V6 Luxury Cashmere Tri-Coat 3.0L Duratec V6 5 Speed Automatic with SST
1999 Mercury Sable LS Premium Toreador Red Clear Coat Metalic 3.0L Duratec V6 4 Speed Automatic
So, they know what they're doing, do not water than down!
Regarding the interior, I've been very underwhelmed by the three recent new Lincolns, they were on the boring side for me. This on the other hand has enough excitement while not being garish, very well done all around, inside and out!