Lincoln's 2017 Continental takes shape
The clearest pictures yet of the 2017 Lincoln Continental emerged this week as a spy photographer caught a test mule leaving Ford Motor Co.’s product development center in Dearborn, Mich.
While the car has a conventional sedan shape, it appears Ford has invested heavily in the jewelry. The headlamps for instance, have five chrome-trimmed elements housed behind a plastic cover. Those oblong elements are vaguely reminiscent of the Lincoln compass logo.
The bottom section of the light assembly features a hockey-stick-shaped band of LEDs. The lights give the Continental a distinctive appearance.
The thin, full-width taillights continue the design theme that is used on the MKC utility vehicle and MKZ sedan. The reverse lights are trimmed in chrome for a more upscale look. The entire red section of the lights that stretches across the trunk lid has the same basic shape as those used on the Dodge Durango SUV.