2017 Lincoln Continental Spied Testing In Michigan

The Lincoln Continental concept from the 2015 New York International Auto Show is much more than a design study for Ford’s luxury arm. The automaker is serious about putting the sleek four-door into production, a fact evidenced by the camouflaged prototype recently spied testing in Michigan by Automobile.

While heavily camouflaged, the pre-production car seen testing makes Ford’s intentions in regards to the Continental clear. The production version of the Continental will bear a strong resemblance to the concept if the prototype is any indication, making use of a similar grille and the same simple bodylines and thin rear tail lamps.

Inside, the production Continental is also expected to borrow heavily from the concept, possibly featuring the same patented 30-way adjustable seats as the concept and a similar seating layout. It also seems possible that autonomous driving technologies could be implemented in the car, similar to the competing Cadillac CT6’s SuperCruise tech or Mercedes-Benz’s Distonic Plus lane keeping system.

The production version of the Lincoln Continental could debut late this year, or maybe early next year at the Detroit auto show. In the mean time, you can check out the spy photos here.

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