Ford's Lincoln Continental, The Car of Presidents, Is Returning | NECN

Ford's Lincoln Continental, The Car of Presidents, Is Returning



    This product image provided by the Ford Motor Co. shows the new Lincoln Continental concept. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off a Michigan assembly line, Ford Motor Co. is debuting the new Continental in concept form at the New York Auto Show on Monday, March 30, 2015.The production version goes on sale next year.

    Elvis Presley had one. So did presidents from Kennedy to Reagan.

    Now, the Lincoln Continental is back.

    Ford Motor Co. is resurrecting the Continental with a concept car debuting at this week's New York Auto Show. The full-size sedan goes on sale next year.

    The Continental dates to the late 1930s and was once the pinnacle of luxury. But Ford stopped producing it in 2002 when sales slowed.

    Now, it's returning the Continental to the top of Lincoln's car lineup. The concept car has a new, smaller grille and a more elegant look. It also has new technology, including hidden door handles.

    Ford hopes to take advantage of luxury sales growth in China, where customers appreciate Lincoln's history. It's opening more than 20 Lincoln dealerships in China this year.