The 2022 Lincoln Continental is happening. This luxury sedan won’t receive major upgrades, as this is the last model produced by the manufacturer before Continental retires. According to Ford, the plan is to end the production of Continental sedan by the end of the year. The last model will go on sale in China, and probably in the United States. It has been a long and historical journey for this famous nameplate. However, the production is about to end and the reason is obvious.
Crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks are dominating the markets, so there is no room for sedans as before. Yes, Continental is a larger luxury sedan, but its sales are constantly declining. In China, this segment declines a little bit slower than in the United States. Still, the manufacturer clearly feels that there is no point to produce the Continental model anymore. Lincoln said the plan is to expand its SUV lineup, so the brand’s plant will need more room, and Continental is the most logical sacrifice.
2022 Continental Exterior Design
First of all, the 2022 Lincoln Continental will look impressive. It is a stylish full-size sedan with plenty of luxury. As this is the last model, changes are very minor. Unfortunately for Continental, people are looking for modern crossovers, SUVs, and even pickup trucks, especially in the United States. Indeed, Continental is one of a few models that is a real rival of the German luxury sedans. It comes with a lot of chrome trims, especially on the front fascia.
However, chrome exhausts are also available. Interestingly, but even if Continental continues with the production, there is no need to update or change anything. Lincoln offers a lot of exterior paints, up to twelve. Thanks to that, popular colors such as Black Velvet, Blue Diamond, Chroma Caviar, Ruby Red, and Burgundy Velvet are available once again.
Premium Interior Full of Luxury
As you know, Lincoln delivers amazing interiors with plenty of luxury and modern features. The 2022 Lincoln Continental is no different as this is one of the most luxurious full-sedans ever. Lincoln provides a really long list of standard features. Furthermore, the cabin is full of upscale materials, no matter which trim level you opt for.
There will be room for five passengers and even the interior room is generous. New model will gain an update of the infotainment system and that’s about it. We would be surprised if the manufacturer decides to add new safety aids, which is less likely to happen. Leather upholstery, ambient lighting, and a panoramic sunroof are in the offer, which is a good thing.
Under the hood, the new 2022 Lincoln Continental will offer the same 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine. It Is a gasoline powertrain option that develops 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. That is a lot of power for a sedan, so Continental offers everything from the premium design and luxury interior to strong performances.
This engine also comes with an AWD setup and Dynamic Torque Vectoring system. As for the fuel economy, Continental is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. As before, Lincoln offers a six-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox.
2022 Lincoln Continental Release Date, Price
The price won’t change so you can get the 2022 Lincoln Continental for about $46,000. From what we know, the last Continental sedan will hit the dealerships later in 2021. After that, this iconic model will become a piece of history.