Lincoln Continental: Ward’s Best Interior
The 2017 Lincoln Continental has been named among to Wards’ Best Interior list
In the 1950s, the Lincoln Continental represented the absolute peak of automotive luxury. Naturally, it had the best interior. For that reason it was a favourite of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. After decades of decline, the Continental fell out of favour with consumers and was propped up by uninspired design. But the sleek sedan is finally back – once again at the top of luxury. The 2017 Continental’s interior is inarguably superb, and Wards seems to agree. That’s why they’ve named the Continental to their 10 Best Interior list.
The Best Interior
As Wards puts it, “Lincoln “conducts a ‘white glove’ test to make sure no seam is askew in the new Continental, and this attention to detail shows in the rich multi-colored grain of the real ‘Silver Wood’ used throughout the interior; thigh bolsters that can extend one leg at a time; the 2-tone steering wheel carefully stitched; and the decorative soft panels trimmed in chrome (and lit at night) on either side of the center console – a space between the knee and foot that usually gets little design attention.”
As you can tell, the award comes from quality materials and craftsmanship. Consider the available 30-way perfect position seats with independent thigh extenders. They are customisable and allow you to create a totally unique driving position. But drivers you won’t feel let down if you choose either of the Continental’s other seating options. The Reserve model’s standard seats are 24-way adjustable, and feature heating and cooling. The Select trim level features 10-way heated seats. Plus, each seating option gets the benefit of Lincoln’s exclusive Bridge of Weir Deepsoft Leather, one of the finest seating materials in the automotive industry. Other masterful touches include:
- Wood trim paneling
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Ambient lighting
- Available heated rear seats
Today, having an exceptional interior demands technological sophistication. And the Continental delivers sophistication. Ford’s exceptional SYNC 3 infotainment is standard. You can access it with the 8” capacitive touch screen with swipe capability. The system also features voice activation which enables you to navigate without looking down. Also, standard Blind Spot Information Centre and front and rear park assist allow you even greater vision and attention.
Wards writes, “Premium sound systems are all the rage, but Revel Ultima, with its ability to virtually put the listener in the studio, on stage or in the concert hall, creates auditory magic that will have drivers taking the long way home.” With 19 speakers, sound carries comfortably to each corner of the Continental. Some of those speakers have even received precision-milled casings built seamlessly into the doors. When you do give the Ultima a rest, you’ll enjoy silence because Active noise cancellation is standard.
All things considered, the 2017 Lincoln Continental has one of the best interiors in recent memory. But to experience it for yourself, you’ll have to visit Capital Lincoln today.