Lincoln Continental Arrival Celebrates Creativity

The all-new Lincoln Continental premium full-size flagship sedan is about to make an entrance.

A pre-party to celebrate the yearly art show at the Gale Hotel in South Miami is on the way. It’s a culmination of a joint effort between The Lincoln Motor Company and Tasting Table. Tasting Table is an interactive media destination for culinary aficionados. It welcomes attendees to honor originality, as well as the long-awaited reintroduction of the exceptionally crafted 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Modern artist Stuart Sheldon will present live art installation. Simultaneously attendees savor a selection of hors d’oeuvres and sampling stations arranged by Dolce Italian Restaurant. Dolce Italian’s acclaimed culinary artist Paolo Dorigato shall be present with a pasta station creating custom dishes.

A pair of Black Label Lincoln Continental sedans will be showcased in front of the property. In the meantime, invitees are encouraged to enquire about the car as well as all things that are “Lincoln”. Considering the crowds that formed around the new Continental at this year’s auto shows, it’s bound to be a hit.

Lincoln Black Label is the brand’s most prestigious interpretation of luxury and individualized service. Aside from indulging in exceptional elements like Venetian leather, Alcantara® and designer woods, Black Label clients also reap the rewards of upgraded individual service. These conveniences include no appointment needed car washes, off-site concierge visits and membership in the Lincoln Black Label Culinary Collection circle of prestigious dining establishments.

The highly reputable yearly art show in Miami showcases paintings from around the world. The planet’s top galleries partake, attracting in excess of 70,000 guests annually. This is a big event and the Continental will surely be appreciated by art lovers everywhere.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Tasting Table in Miami. This celebration is perfectly in accordance with Lincoln’s focus on creating individually crafted experiences for our clients,” says John Emmert, group marketing manager, Lincoln. “Preparing for the annual art show, talking about the installation art; these are the kinds of things that bring together discriminating luxury buyers.”

“We have the chance to present Lincoln’s Black Label as our greatest interpretation of extravagance, and network it thru customer interest points of culinary and art.”

Furthermore, attendees will receive an introduction to Lincoln’s special Pickup and Delivery service. This service covers every 2017 model year and newer car, CUV or SUV in Lincoln’s collection. The new service recognizes what Lincoln buyers appreciate more than anything: their time. A valet professional picks up a customer’s automobile for any service requirement, anywhere. It also supplies the customer with a free Lincoln loaner vehicle, and brings it back the same exact way. The customer has the ability to monitor the progression of the service through any internet connected device.

Lincoln is the sole luxury automobile company to offer standard pickup and return service as included with the automobile’s warranty. This allows Lincoln owners to spend less time driving back and forth from the dealership and more time with their family and loved ones.

To illustrate the ease of Pickup and Delivery, Lincoln is providing exclusive services to Tasting Table attendees for a limited time. Guests at the Miami affair will have the ability to schedule these services, which can range from meal deliveries to hair styling, instantly on-site. Or, if they prefer, call and reserve them with a Lincoln Concierge for up to fourteen days thereafter.

Lincoln is accompanying Tasting Table on an assortment of related gatherings. These events will present the all-new Lincoln Continental flagship sedan at high end venues in big cities around the country. The famous Continental nameplate brings forth the return of The Lincoln Motor Company’s flagship automobile: a sophisticated, effortlessly powerful, full-size premium luxury sedan providing silent luxury and top-notch travel.

To learn more about on Lincoln and the all-new Continental check out www.lincoln.com

Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats Preview New Era Of Wellness And Luxury

  • 30-way seats previewed in Lincoln Continental Concept can create a feeling of wellness through improved support of the body, massage features and more adjustability
  • Comfort and functionality complemented by sumptuous materials such as Venetian leather and a modular design that allows further personalization options
  • Key innovation is patented flexible comfort carrier suspension system that supports and conforms to a wide range of body types, taking stress off shoulders and neck

FACT SHEET
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONCEPT MINISITE

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 5, 2015 – Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – even after a long trip – is possible with the 30-way seats introduced in the Lincoln Continental Concept.

“The next frontier to serve the luxury automotive client is a seat that conforms to and supports the body – a seat that feels as if it were personally tailored for you each time,” said Johnathan Line, advanced seat innovation supervisor and technical expert.

In addition to greater adjustability than previously offered to better tailor and personalize their experience, improved comfort comes from a patented flexible comfort carrier.

This suspension system of plastic and a thin layer of foam flexes around the body, helping take stress off the shoulders and neck.

“The new design of the Lincoln 30-way seats goes beyond the one-size-fits-all design seen in the past,” said Line. “It conforms to your body and supports it in ways not previously possible.”

Lincoln seats engineers studied first-class and private airplane seats for possible applications. Lisa Senters-McDermott, CEO of Jet Senters Aviation, believes luxury drivers will welcome the influence of high-end aviation seating.

“Private aviation caters to no-compromise clients,” said Senters-McDermott. “These seats certainly seem as if they spring from an elevated, no-compromise approach.”

Support for the lower body and legs is provided by two extending thigh cushions, each independently adjustable. The cushions can be extended or moved up or down.

This allows the driver to further personalize the adjustments and give support as needed to each leg independently, recognizing the different needs for each leg – one is at rest while the other engages the pedals.

“That planned relaxing weekend getaway can get off to a sour start if you’re tired and stressed upon arrival – you end up needing a rest for your rest,” said luxury travel expert Dena Roché. “A seat that offers a wide range of adjustments, more support and massage and other amenities can help leave the driver refreshed, alert and ready to enjoy that getaway.”

Additional comfort is provided by massage functions in the back and cushion. The rolling-pattern massage is designed to help reduce muscle fatigue, aches and pains by keeping muscles and blood vessels stimulated in the legs and lower back.

The seats can be heated, and cooling vents are included as well.

“Creating a seat that tailors itself to your body and can be adjusted to the situation to make you more comfortable can be a big benefit,” said Christopher Kempski, an ergonomist for Ergo Concepts, LLC. “In my field, we develop solutions for industries that create the best possible fit between workers and their tasks – in essence reducing fatigue. When the body tires, the mind follows, so keeping the body refreshed is vital.”

A look at what can be adjusted
As of July 2015, over 50 patent disclosures related to the 30-way seats have been filed in the United States to date, with over 100 more disclosed or under review. Here’s a look at what can be adjusted:

Adjustment Number of Ways
Track 6
Recline 2
Head restraint 4
Upper back bolster support 2
Cushion extension 4 (two movements on each side)
Thigh support 4 (two movements on each side)
Lumbar 4
Bolster (back) 2
Bolster (cushion) 2

“The Lincoln Continental Concept previews the next era for Lincoln, including luxury automotive seating,” said Dan Ferretti, senior technical leader. “The 30-way seats reflect the focus on providing the total luxury experience for the client.”

LINCOLN CONTINENTAL CONCEPT SHOWS THE FUTURE OF QUIET LUXURY AND UPCOMING FULL-SIZE SEDAN

  • Elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene, the Lincoln Continental Concept, unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2015, signals the brand’s all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of quiet luxury; an ultimate expression of The Lincoln Way.
  • Lincoln Continental Concept integrates technologies designed to create better drivers, rejuvenate and entertain passengers, including all-new, Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, patented 30-way seats and premium Revel audio system
  • New Continental Concept introduces E-Latch door handles, LED matrix headlamps with laser-assist high beams and SPD SmartGlass® tinting sunroof

SHANGHAI, China, April 20, 2015 – Lincoln, an iconic luxury automotive brand for discerning individuals with a heritage linked to presidents, royalty and movie stars, today unveiled the Continental Concept at Auto Shanghai, signaling an all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of quiet luxury. The full-size sedan Lincoln Continental will be officially introduced to the China market in 2016.

Elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene, the Continental Concept blends meticulous craftsmanship and technologies designed to create better drivers and provide passengers with a more relaxing and entertaining environment inspired by first-class travel.

“Luxury at its best is about simplifying and quietly exceeding expectations, rather than being the loudest statement on the road,” said Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO. “The Continental Concept showcases the promise of quiet luxury from Lincoln going forward. It also is a strong indication of what’s to come next year as we introduce our new Lincoln Continental full-size luxury sedan.”

With a sleek silhouette and a new centered chrome grille, the Continental Concept signals the arrival of a new face for Lincoln. A raised Lincoln badge is surrounded by a span of repeating polished aluminum Lincoln Star emblems.

E-Latch door handles tuck discreetly in the clean vehicle beltline. The door handle technology also provides for elegant entry. The doors open effortlessly with the touch of a button positioned on the underside of the door handle wings and close quietly.

“Some brands talk about ‘the machine,’ ” said Kumar Galhotra, Lincoln president. “Lincoln is different. For us, it is about more than the machine. It is about what our vehicles do for our clients.”

New technology is a hallmark of the vehicle. It starts with the vehicle sensing your approach and lighting up to greet you inside and out.

Outside, signature full-width tail lamps feature advanced light-through-chrome technology. Powerful LED matrix head lamps with laser-assist high beams reduce glare and improve visibility.

Rhapsody Blue metallic paint calls back Lincoln Continental’s signature color.

Inside are the brand’s most sensual materials ever, including Venetian leather seat and door panels, Alcantara® seat inserts and armrests, satin headliner and shearling wool carpet. Rose Gold trim around the instrument cluster provides warmth. Bright chrome trim on the instrument panel adds contrast.

Ambient lighting enhances the interior, creating a serene environment. Soft-gold LED lights glow from the center console and from the halo light overhead.

Patented 30-way Lincoln-designed seats use a new-to-market design that conforms to passengers’ sizes and shapes. The passenger-side rear seat can fully recline by moving the front passenger seat forward with the touch of a button.

From a panel mounted on the through-center console, rear passengers also can control climate settings and the Revel Ultima audio system, which allows passengers to select from three surround-sound modes: Stereo, Audience and On-Stage.

Rear-seat comfort is further highlighted by an SPD SmartGlass® tinting sunroof, which allows passengers to control heat from direct sunlight. With the touch of a button, the glass can cool the vehicle interior by as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit, while blocking 99 percent of UV rays.

Rear-seat passengers also enjoy the convenience of a tablet-supporting lap tray that deploys from the through-center console. It also features a champagne storage compartment. Detachable hand-crafted Venetian leather travel cases are mounted to the backside of the front seats.

Under the skin, the Continental Concept is powered by a Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine. It also features Lincoln Drive Control ride-enhancing technologies and Adaptive Steering. The car rides on polished-aluminum, painted-pocket 21-inch wheels.

Driver assist technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Enhanced Park Assist and a 360-degree camera that displays on the MyLincoln Touch screen.

“The Lincoln Continental name is associated with iconic beauty and elegance,” said David Woodhouse, Lincoln design director. “Capturing those qualities and building upon them drove us as we crafted this thoroughly modern sedan concept.”

The Lincoln Continental production model will hit the China market in 2016.