The Lincoln Continental Is Getting Suicide Doors
Lincoln's Continental is slated to be given a retro remake, complete with suicide doors.
The car that no one seems to be buying was almost about to get axed off the production line, but it seems that a recent showcase at the 2018 National Auto Dealers Association meeting teased a potential suicide-door version of the Conti. Lincoln also added that dealers can expect a production version which they would be able to sell.
Rumours of the Lincoln Continental not getting a new lease of life after this generation was due to its poor sales. It was reported that Ford managed to sell a little over 12,000 units of the car in the US, which is less than a quarter of the Mercedes-Benz E Class that sold over 51,000 units.
With the recent announcement that the new Continental sedan will be fitted out with backwards-hinged doors at the rear, it’s safe to say that the Conti will get a new lease of life! Suicide doors are no stranger to the ever-evolving Continental line, as the 1961 through to 1969 versions of the four-door sedan and convertible had them due to their popularity during World War II.
Fans of the car have cited the new addition as a possible last ditch effort for the brand to increase their sales after the 30% slump, but a Lincoln spokesperson declined to confirm the plans for its suicide doors. She cited the importance of the Continental brand to the Lincoln family but had nothing to announce regarding future product plans.
Is the retro outfit for the Continental sedan ever going to happen? Only time will tell.
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