Lincoln Continental Concept: previews 2016 sedan, new grille

The new Lincoln Continental Concept has debuted ahead of the New York Auto Show, and previews the look of next year’s range-topping sedan, as well as the brand’s new grille design.

Under the bonnet, the Continental Concept is said to be powered by a 3-litre V6 turbocharged — sorry, EcoBoost — engine that will be exclusive to Lincoln.

Given the length of the front overhang, and positioning of the front wheels, the production version of the Continental looks like it will be a front-wheel drive-based vehicle. All-wheel drive is likely for top-spec models, though.

Inside the Continental, the car features a highly chromed interior, with individual reclining rear seats. Lincoln says the 30-way electric mechanism is waiting on patents, while the front passenger’s seat can be laid out completely flat.

Other new features for car include LED matrix headlights, laser assisted high beams, SPD SmartGlass tinted sunroof, a Revel sound system, and pop-out E-Latch door handles.