Lincoln C Concept Auto Shows Car and Driver

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Lincoln C Concept

This concept suggests that may be life in Lincoln after all and it may make it to production.


In case you couldn’t from the badges on the C-pillars and the illuminated door-handle motif, the split grille confirms this concept car is a Lincoln. causes you to do a double take is the C concept is slightly shorter than a Ford Focus and a bit than a Lincoln MKZ. We seen a baby Lincoln

According to Peter Horbury, the director for Ford’s American the C is one of seven concept vehicles were designed to show the future directionin this how Lincoln could expand its to accommodate a smaller vehicle. efforts include the MKR. and MKT concepts.) There are lots of design cues on view, the, er, distinctive grille to the shape, side-to-side taillights, and shoulder line. The bustle-backed is a way of providing decent proportions in a package, according to Horbury: planting the C-pillar over the wheel gives the car a terrific Twenty-inch wheels, shod 245/35 tires, help the too, although Ford’s design director J Mays that the car looks good on

This makes us believe a production version in the cards.

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The interior is full of detailing. The instrument panel and are decorated with recycled and there’s leather in place of on the floors. The thin, contoured have been seen times in concept cars, but the say they have production and that several suppliers are to successfully manufacturing this of seat in place of more chairs.

The headrests are weight- and size-sensitive and pop up when someone is sitting The steering wheel is one of those single-spoke affairs that make it into production.

As expect in a Ford concept the company’s love of SYNC is showcased, and the more-advanced functions on are coming soon. Car information is to the left of the steering wheel, in a way to the Fusion hybrid ’s. To the there are a couple of screens control comfort and communications. In concept, SYNC talks to you as well as responding to voice

It will even read email and tell you about a you might want to visit. not quite sure of the effects of an voice reading “You’re as you’re driving down the but it’s a lot safer than to read your BlackBerry on the

According to Derrick Kuzak, of global product development for the large suicide-style doors a grounding in reality. “We been working on new closure for doors, including the B-pillars. So I this to be realistic.” Call us but four-door cars that full-size suicide doors been exceedingly rare for

Looks Like a Concept Come True

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Take the concept-car detailing and interior, and certainly looks like it has intent. Kuzak says, fits on the C1 platform,” referring to the of the European Ford Focus and the C30/S40. Underhood, there’s a direct-injected and turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that 180 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.

It is claimed this engine gives performance to a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated while returning a predicted 43 mpg on the

To benefit city mileage, the turns on and off at rest. Along Mazda, Ford uses a where pressing the gas pedal a mild assist from the motor to accompany an injection of into the cylinder that has its closed and its piston at top dead The spark plug is then and the engine re-fires. Ford that the starter assist necessary, except when the has been idle for long of time, and is thus so cold restarting it would be tricky.

The engine could drive the front or all four wheels, and the features a Getrag six-speed transmission dubbed PowerShift, a for Ford.

Ford and Lincoln definitely hinted to us that the C get built, presumably as the MKC. as senior as Mark Fields, of Ford’s North American think that the market is now accepting of C-segment cars, premium small cars. The Cooper is proof of that.

Whether they’re accepting of Lincolns has to be seen, but the C is definitely

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