2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

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    2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out



    Lincoln certainly made us stand up and take notice when it unveiled the Continental concept at the New York Auto Show this past March. Showcars, however, are only worth so much if they never reach production. But as these latest spy shots indicate, Ford's luxury division is hard at work taking the new Conti from show floor to showroom.

    The team from Dearborn has clearly gone to great lengths to disguise this prototype, wrapping it in a new type of camouflage with trompe l'oeil bulbous-looking shapes to keep us from seeing just how close the production version will keep to (or how far it may stray from) the concept's design. Our spy photographers did, however, manage to snap some shots of the inside through the side glass, and though it's still evidently some ways off from reaching production, some key details give us an idea of what to expect.

    Look closely and you can make out the buttons for the transmission running down the side of the infotainment screen, just like on other new Lincolns. The chromework appears to have been toned down some from the blinged-out dashboard of the showcar, but it may be too early to say how much shine there will be to the production model. The overall design of the center console looks pretty darn close to the version we saw in New York, though.

    The Continental is expected to replace the MKS, as Lincoln moves away from alphabetical nomenclature back towards actual nameplates. Assembly is slated to be undertaken in Flat Rock, MI. There are a great many more details yet to be uncovered, but as far as early indications go, it looks like Lincoln is well on its way to making its concept a reality.
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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out





    Where'd the hood go?

    Also... that black trash bag interior is definitely setting this car up to be a FAILURE.

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    Hey, trash bag fashion is in right now! If Cadillac took some of the fashion advice from Lincoln and the trash baggers, they'd sell more CTS.

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    Why would they put the transmission controls next to the screen, somewhat awkward to have to reach forward to put it into drive, etc.. And what if it is snowing and you want to manually choose the gears? Are there paddles or something?

    Otherwise in the heavy camo I can't really see much. It seems like it has "presence", but hard to tell. The back end looks like it has nice proportions, but the front seems a little FWDish which may or may not be a problem with a comfort oriented vehicle.

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    MKZ/MKC shifting is the same.



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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

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    Where'd the hood go?
    Same place it was on the concept. Look where the windshield ends relative to the wheel:

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    Can't see anything to go by

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    Quote Originally Posted by Butz View Post
    Can't see anything to go by
    Are you kidding me? This is the best news report ever. That's exactly what the car will look like on the showroom floor. Somebody must have made a million dollars on these revealing spyshots...

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    No, I'm serious. All I see is a screen, everything else is covered

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    Looks Fusionesque.

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    Quote Originally Posted by Pisswilly View Post
    Looks Fusionesque.
    no it doesn't

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    Quote Originally Posted by Butz View Post
    No, I'm serious. All I see is a screen, everything else is covered
    I was just kidding. But I have a feeling you might have been as well. This "news" might as well have been invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    Hey, trash bag fashion is in right now! If Cadillac took some of the fashion advice from Lincoln and the trash baggers, they'd sell more CTS.

    Boy, am I Glad to see this be en vogue!

    Quote Originally Posted by wescoent View Post
    Same place it was on the concept. Look where the windshield ends relative to the wheel:

    Disregarding that I was just being facetious, I'll actually take the bait and say no, it's not the same.

    The overall hood is shorter and there's pretty much no prestige gap. The windshield starts much closer to the arch than on the concept. It's not camouflage, it's plain as day. Overall hood length also appears shorter.

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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    I can't see much of the interior, but the little bit that is uncovered is very similar to the concept's interior.

    Now, let's all make sure that the blue velour makes it to production!
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    Re: 2017 Lincoln Continental spied inside and out

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    The overall hood is shorter and there's pretty much no prestige gap. The windshield starts much closer to the arch than on the concept. It's not camouflage, it's plain as day. Overall hood length also appears shorter.
    Exactly, the windshield on the concept begins at the back of the wheel well, the mule it's well beyond that point. That hood lost a good 3-4 inches.

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