It’s no secret Lincoln is in giving its entire lineup a complete overhaul and it’s likely the unpopular MKS flagship sedan will get the axe. Taking its place is the legendary Lincoln Continental, previously shown as a concept earlier this year. Now, Lincoln marketing manager Imran Jalal has confirmed the Lincoln Continental debut will happen at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
Lincoln hasn’t been generous with details about the car of movie stars and presidents but Jalal did reveal that the new grille may spread throughout the lineup. The MK nameplates aren’t likely to go anywhere and the Continental and Navigator will be the only exceptions to the rule.
Jalal also said the newest Continental wouldn’t be available with a diesel engine or hybrid powertrain. Instead, the new flagship sedan will focus purely on luxury. That means we likely won’t see a single performance variant in the model’s lineup.
Special edition models developed in partnership with fashion labels, similar to Maserati models, are not out of the question. The brand’s focus will continue to be on the United States and the growing number of dealerships in China.