Although the current generation of the legendary sedan came recently, it looks like the company already prepares a mid-cycle update. The sales number of this sedan are in decline, so the company wants to make it more attractive to customers. According to the latest reports, the 2020 Lincoln Continental is about to come with several changes. This update is about to bring a bunch of novelties, most in terms of styling. On the other side, mechanics should remain unchanged.
A huge majority of expected changes for the 2020 Lincoln Continental are related to the exterior design. The current model came last year, so bigger mechanical changes don’t seem so necessary. On the other side, the new version is about to get so-called suicide doors. This is an urban slang for doors that are hinged at the rear instead of a B-Pillar. Such an approach isn’t very popular these days, mainly because such design shows weakness when it comes to safety. It is primarily reserved for luxury cars, like Rolls Royce, so it’s no wonder that Lincoln plans to go in the same way. Besides new doors, we expect to see several other visual updates, manly at the front end.
On the inside, the 2020 Lincoln Continental should continue in the pretty much same way. Though it is still early to speculate about something more detailed, we expect to see a familiar cabin layout, with possible changes in terms of color schemes and maybe some minor tweaks to the dash. Also, expect to see several novelties in terms of standard features, though the current model already comes fully-loaded. However, for just a few thousands more you can get Volvo S90, which comes with far more standard equipment, especially in terms of safety.
Under the hood, things shouldn’t be changed for this update. The 2020 Lincoln Continental will probably continue with the same engines in the offer. The lineup starts with the base 3.7-V6 engine, which is good for about 310 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. An optional 2.7-liter unit seems like a far better deal. It is more refined and delivers far more power, around 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a top-range 3.0-liter V6, which has a max output of 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. However, the bad news is that the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is coming with a new 4.2-liter V8 engine. The new unit is good for about 550 horsepower.
2020 Lincoln Continental Release Date and Price
The updated 2020 Lincoln Continental will probably have a premiere on some major show first. This should happen in the first half of next year. On the other side, sales will probably begin in the third quarter of 2019. When it comes to price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model, which goes in a range between $45,000 and $68,000, roughly.