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Lincoln Navigator Production 00:04 Features (Overview) 05:23 The Blue Oval has a good problem on its hands now that customer interest in the Lincoln Navigator has outpaced production and it hopes to solve this by throwing money at the Kentucky plant that builds it. When the new Lincoln Navigator (and Ford Expedition) debuted, it caught everyone off guard. What has once been an also-ran in the luxury full-size SUV segment was now an object of desire, boasting an interior of staggering beauty and an exterior that aims for elegance rather than a vulgar display of wealth. It won awards, including North American Truck of the Year and all of a sudden the Navigator was in high demand, and this seemed to catch Ford sitting on its hands. Ford just can't keep up with demand for the Navigator and Expedition, having grown complacent after years of them being relatively low-volume sellers. To combat this, Ford is investing a boatload of cash into its Kentucky truck plant to increase efficiency and further modernize the production lines there. The modernization comes courtesy of a bunch of new robots, a 3D printer to speed up part and tooling production and more robust data analytics to help find and eliminate inefficiencies. Ford is hoping that these changes will add up to a 25 percent increase in production but in the event that that isn't enough, it has undertaken other measures to make sure that any customer who can pony up the six figures for a new Navigator can get one. According to Automotive News reporter Michael Martinez, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has restricted the company's manager lease program, which generally allows those who qualify to choose anything in the lineup, from selecting a Navigator or an Expedition, This newfound popularity is definitely a boon for FoMoCo's luxury brand after years of stagnation. The new, design-focused direction is a welcome change, and we've been duly impressed by both the new Continental and the Navigator. We hope that the rest of the lineup eventually gets given this new, unique and well-thought-out treatment and that it allows Lincoln to soldier on as a brand. Subscribe now : https://goo.gl/M7yJtf Follow us Facebook : https://www.fb.me/4drivetime twitter : https://twitter.com/4Drivetime
The 2017 Lincoln Continental is an all-new vehicle with a revived model name. It replaces the Lincoln MKS. The Continental's optional front crash prevention system earns a superior rating. When equipped with the system, the car avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph. The system also has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) criteria. If you love cars you should subscribe now to YouCar the world famous automotive channel: https://goo.gl/5i54Vg
Lincoln is the top Ford nameplate, and the Continental is the top Lincoln. Remember the long, elegant, black Continentals of the early ‘60s? Ford’s been trying to get back to that status ever since, and this new Continental is their latest attempt...Find out more in this episode of Silvio's Ride.
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2017 Lincoln Continental review: 2017 Lincoln Continental: The comforting return of an American icon The Good The 2017 Continental marks a welcome return to relevance for Lincoln. A serene ride and posh cabin blend with a powerful twin-turbo V6 to offer a uniquely American take on luxury. The Bad It's all too easy to bloat the window sticker with expensive options, and rear seat headroom is surprisingly compromised. A full suite of advanced safety features are not available on all trims, and more of them should be standard equipment. The Bottom Line Not content to chase the Germans, Lincoln crafts a handsome flagship that bravely emphasizes coddling over dynamics. The auto industry's definition of luxury is forever changing. Novel features constantly trickle down to models of lower price tags and status, so premium automakers are always on the hunt for The Next Big Thing. The heated/cooled seats and sleek glass showrooms of yesteryear have given way not just to 30-way massaging loungers, but to inclusive ownership experiences with butler-like services. What's interesting is that in terms of performance, today's luxury sedan market is showing signs it's going back to the future, putting an emphasis on coddling performance over cornering prowess. That may not play well for marketers who love to show their cars hustling over Alpine passes or powersliding on dry lake beds, but it's probably more consistent with the way buyers actually drive, and it's certainly more in line with Our Autonomous Future. If not a total refutation of the sporty Germanic driving character that nearly all luxury automakers have been tilting at for decades, this change is at least a significant development. Need proof this trend has legs? Look no further than new cars like the Genesis G80 and G90, Volvo S90, and this car, Lincoln's reborn Continental. Yes, Lincoln Continental. It's been a while since we've heard those two names together. In fact, it's been 15 years since Ford's luxury brand offered a Continental, and it's been much, much longer since the famed nameplate wasn't an embarrassing, tarnished mess. This new 2017 model not only aims to restore some luster to one of the great monikers in all of motoring, it's on a mission to make Lincoln relevant again -- not just here in North America, but in China, the world's largest car market, where the brand will have to succeed if it has any hopes of surviving at all. Spoiler alert: The new Continental is a very nice car. This $1,750 paint is called Chroma Elite Copper Metallic, and unexpectedly, it grows on you. The chief thing that's been holding Lincoln back all these years is a profound lack of investment. If Ford's now-dead Mercury models offered Blue Oval cars with a bit more content, Lincoln's didn't do much better, slathering on a schmear of chrome frosting and little else. And while this new Continental doesn't ride on its own dedicated platform, it still feels like a clean-sheet execution. Let's start with this Lincoln's curb appeal, because... it has some. I mean that literally -- the Continental's best, most distinctive view is its profile, the aspect you'd see when standing alongside one on the sidewalk. When viewed from the side, not only can you take in this Lincoln's vast scale, you can see its most unique design attributes: its startlingly clean sheetmetal and improbably enough, its door handles and mirrors. The former are uniquely integrated into a band of chrome just below the windowline, a placement that necessitated using electric microswitches to activate the release (mechanical assemblies wouldn't fit). The handles look great and feel both substantial and appropriately cool to the touch. My only wish is that the back doors were rear hinged, so that you could pull open both handles like a big Sub-Zero fridge, or, more accurately, like a 1960s Elwood-Engel-era Continental, whose slab sides this new model tries to emulate. But suicide doors would've been a crippling engineering cost and crash-test challenge, so front hinges it is. It's not often that mirrors are worthy of note, but the Continental's are almost sculptural in detail. Read More https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2017-lincoln-continental/review/ "Cadillac CT6, Volvo S90 interior 2017" "SUBSCRIBE NOW"