2017 Lincoln Continental Review: It Wants To Be Different

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Lincoln has finally launched the new generation Continental and the car was met with heavy criticism from a handful of enthusiasts. This is because of the fact that the Continental runs on the FWD system. Even the AWD model is biased to the frontal tyres.

Rival vehicles such as the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class both run on rear wheels so why did Lincoln tailored the Continental to run on front wheels? Obviously, Lincoln is aware on what the market is offering and they built the Continental with the FWD setup for a specific reason.

Our analyst pointed out that the Continental wants to be different and unique in its own rights. The driving characteristics of the FWD system might not make the Continental front to drive but it helps in improving the vehicle’s fuel economy.

In addition to that, the new Continental is tailored for maximum luxury instead of focusing on driving dynamics. A tour inside the Continental will show you that its cabin is in a league of its own when it comes to luxuries. The best part is that the Continental retails at under $50,000 and this is enough proof that the Continental has a different goal to achieve.

1 Comment

  1. Jere Cox

    April 19, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Looks like my 2011 Taurus, which is a great car. Never understood why Ford did so little to advertise it.