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Lincoln Continental evolution

Lincoln Continental evolution

Remember that cool video I showed you last week showing the evolution of the Ford Bronco? The same guy has done another covering the Lincoln Continental. Like the Bronco video, this one shows how the design of the big Lincoln has changed over time, from the very first model right up until present day.

It’s an interesting watch even if you’re not a fan.

It was produced by the same guy, Mr Chart and is very similar to the Bronco video. A smooth transition done as a time lapse from the very first Continental until the present model. Like the Bronco, it shows a mixture of designs that reflect the times. Unlike the Bronco, it seems the Continental has remained roughly the same size throughout its lifetime.

I could easily fall in love with one of those first models. The flowing lines, rounded design with no straight edges and a real emphasis on luxury. If they could remake that design with modern underpinnings I think I would buy one!

2020 Lincoln Continental

The contemporary Continental also has great design. It’s a big sedan that isn’t afraid to be seen but is confident enough to not need to shout about it. It’s a very competent design with no fuss, no frippery and nothing to detract from the old school heritage combined with cutting edge lines.

This is a big car so the cabin has lots of room. Even the base trim is well appointed with lots of head and leg room, lots of storage, a huge trunk and comfortable seating. The leather is soft and comfortable, technology kept understated and everything just as you think it should be.

There is a lot of technology on offer despite it being secreted around the cabin. All models come with automatic climate control, power front seats, wood trim, ambient lighting, keyless entry and ignition, 18 inch alloy wheels, remote start and a lot more besides.

Engine and mechanicals

The 2020 Lincoln Continental as three engine options. A 3.7-litre V6 that produces 305 hp, a 2.7-litre twin turbocharged V6 that produces 335 hp and a 3.0-litre twin turbocharged V6 that produces 400 hp.

Each uses a six speed automatic transmission to send power to the front or all wheels.

Engines are silky smooth, power is plentiful and those turbochargers deliver a decent amount of punch for quickly getting to highway speeds.

The 2020 Lincoln Continental is not only well designed, it is safe too. The US NHTSA gave it a five star safety rating while the IIHS gave the previous models Top Safety Pick+. This was helped by adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, automatic high beam headlights, surround-view camera system, head-up display and active parking assist.

The evolution video is well worth a couple minutes of your time. Visiting Northway Ford Lincoln is worth a few more as we have some great deals on the current Lincoln Continental!

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