Showing posts in the category of Lincoln Concepts

Lincoln Continental Concept Turned Into 2017 VW Phaeton

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Although VW’s C Coupé GTE study unveiled this week at the Shanghai Auto Show is believed to preview the next-generation Phaeton, the fact that it’s a four-door coupe with a low roofline may not be ideal for interior space.

Lincoln Continental Study Shows its Lines Live in New York

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The Lincoln Continental study may look like its designers were aware of the existence of Bentley while they were penning it, but it’s by no means a copy. The concept debuted at the New York auto show and it was generally very well received by the public and media.

Bentley Designers Lash Out On Lincoln Calling Continental Concept A Rip-off And A Joke

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Apparently, we weren't the only ones to notice the exterior styling similarities between Lincoln's new Continental Concept and the Bentley Flying Spur; so did Bentley's Chief Designer Luc Donckerwolke and he wasn't happy

2017 Lincoln Continental Loses Flashy Bits when Rendered as a Production Model

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2016 will bring a much-needed new flagship sedan for the Lincoln brand, previewed by the Continental concept that will be unveiled tomorrow at the New York Auto Show.

Lincoln's New Continental Concept Looks Very Bentley-ish

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They say, first impressions count, and if that's true, my first impression upon seeing the new Lincoln Continental Concept this morning was of a car that feels very Bentley-ish in its design.

Lincoln Continental Concept Previews All-New Full-Size Sedan Coming in 2016

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Lincoln has a new Continental, but it calls it a concept car for now. Previewed ahead of its official debut at the New York Auto Show, the Lincoln Continental Concept is an anticipation of the all-new full-size sedan coming next year.

Is Lincoln Going To Preview A 2017 Continental In New York?

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Lincoln has talked a lot in recent years about revitalizing its brand, but the clearest sign yet could come in the form of something called the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Future Cars: 2018 Lincoln Continental as a BMW 7 and Cadillac CT6 Fighter

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Quickly name a few luxury large sedans on the market and ask yourselves this; out of the established BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar offerings, did you recollect an American luxury automaker?

2002 Lincoln Continental Concept Heading to Auction, Was Ford Right Not to Build it?

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One of Lincoln’s most iconic concept cars, the 2002 Continental, will go under the hammer at RM Auctions’ November 14-15 event in Dallas, Texas.

Future Cars: Propelling Lincoln the Right Way with Mustang-Based Coupe

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Fans of the Lincoln Motor Company have had little to rejoice over in recent years; however, slowly but surely, the brand is making good on its promise to reinvent itself. Attractively styled CUVs and mid-sized sedans have helped lure back buyers into the blue oval’s luxury division.

Lincoln's Nameplate Offensive May Include Mustang-Based Model

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As part of its plan to turnaround its ailing luxury division, Ford may provide Lincoln with the all-new 2015 Mustang’s rear-wheel drive platform. Lincoln’s brand new MKZ and MKC show encouraging signs for the brand’s financial performance, but the company needs many more models to become a full-line luxury brand.

New Lincoln MKX Concept is Only a Couple of Steps Away from Production

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In a symbolic move that heralds a new era for Lincoln as it opens its first showrooms in China, the brand's first ever world premiere outside the U.S. borders took place today at the Beijing Auto Show with the new MKX luxury SUV Concept.

Lincoln Teases what Looks Like MKX Concept Crossover Ahead of Beijing Show

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Since it reckons there’s still room, Lincoln will be trying to capture a part of the Chinese luxury sector – the American automaker just made its presence in the country official, promising buyers “an innovative ownership experience unlike any other.”

Lincoln Keeps Walking with New Black Label Line [w/Video]

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Ford is trying to make Lincoln a competitive luxury automaker and the new Black Label line is part of its plan to bring more kudos to the brand. Following in the footsteps of BMW Individual and Mercedes-Benz Designo, the Lincoln Black Label is, in the company's own words, “a collection of ultra-premium exterior and interior themes mated to an even higher level of personal services and experiences”.

Future Cars: A Lincoln Luxury Coupe of MKZ Proportions

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Lincoln must be one of the most harshly critiqued brands in recent times; from the stigma of being too closely aligned to Ford's mainstream products to its polarizing design language. Either way, critics have been rather vocal about what direction the company should head - if any at all.

Criticisms should be squarely leveled at those PAG-era (Premier Auto Group) directors who thought acquiring European prestige brands would yield great benefits - of which never transpired. This meant Lincoln was left to flounder while resources were directed towards Volvo, Jaguar, Range Rover and Aston Martin. Today PAG is gone - dissected and sold off, which means Lincoln now has the Blue-Oval's full attention, resources and determination to see the brand prosper.

ZWAPP! Original 1966 Batmobile Sells for $4.62 Million at Barrett-Jackson [w/Video]

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With its creator and owner George Barris making a specail appearance on stage to boost its appeal, the original 1966 Batmobile went on sale for the very first time at Saturday's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

After a heated bidding war, the Batmobile sold for $4.2 million (about €3.15 million or £2.6 million at the current exchange rates), plus another $420,000 in fees, which brings the tally to $4.62 million (€3.47 million or £2.9 million), to car collector Rick Champagne from Arizona.

Poll: What do You Think the Original 1966 Batmobile will Fetch at this Weekend's Auction?

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After keeping the original 1955 Lincoln Futura concept-based Batmobile from the 1966 television series in his personal collection for more than six decades, legendary customizer George Barris has decided it's time to let go of the iconic car offering it up for sale at this weekend's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The famous bat car will cross the auction block alongside Barrett-Jackson’s 5000 Series on Saturday, January 19th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

It is anyone's guess how high bidders will value the original version of the 1966 Batmobile (Barris had also built a few more fiberglass clones during the 1960s, some of which were used in the series), but feel free to speculate by casting your vote in our online ballot, while you can also be more specific in our comments area.

MKC Concept is Lincoln’s Entry in the Compact Crossover Segment [Photos & Video]

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Last year, Lincoln sales fell by 4 percent to 82,150 units in the U.S. despite the market posting a 13 percent increase compared to 2011. It’s obvious that Ford’s luxury car brand has a lot of work to do to catch up with its competitors.

The MKC Concept that will premiere at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is part of that offensive that includes four all-new models aimed at the most popular segments in the next four years.

The compact luxury crossover segment, which has grown by nearly 60 percent in 2012 and more than 200 percent in the last four years, is one of them and Lincoln will compete with the MKC.

A Study for a New Lincoln Luxury Sports Coupe

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For as long as we can remember, Lincoln has been trying to reinvent itself, admittedly, without much success.

The company's latest efforts include appointing Max Wolff of former Cadillac fame as its head designer, the opening of a dedicated 40,000 square foot styling studio and let's not forget, the roll out of the new MKZ mid-size sedan.

Lincoln MKF Concept Could Make a Compelling Rival Against the Mercedes CLS

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It’s no secret that Lincoln has been struggling on many different levels over the past years - if not decades, with one of the more persisting problems being that the Blue Oval's sole luxury standard bearer has persistently failed to deliver in the design department.

The Ford group's answer to this problem was the appointment of former Cadillac exterior design Max Wolff as the head of Lincoln's design team last year and the creation of a new 40,000-square-foot dedicated studio in Dearborn, with the new MKZ being the first example of Lincoln's styling revitalization.

Moreover, Lincoln is also looking for young and emerging talents from colleges and universities by sponsoring projects. One of the more recent Lincoln backed concepts that caught our attention is the MKF from Brian Malczewski, an automotive design student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.