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New LINCOLN C CONCEPT car review

By luanpa in | December 16, 2009 | Comments Off on New LINCOLN C CONCEPT car review

LINCOLN C CONCEPTD is esigned with today’s upscale,  urban consumer in mind, the Lincoln C concept brings the presence and elegance of a large Lincoln to a smaller, more efficient C-sized car.When designers developed the Lincoln C concept, their goal was to create a C-sized automobile with both presence and elegance. Their vision: a smaller, more fuel-efficient car that could maneuver easily in congested urban areas and compact parking spaces, yet still provide driver and passengers with levels of luxury and comfort usually reserved for larger sedans.

 Lincoln Concept C is Loosely based on the Lincoln MKZ and underpinned by a platform slightly smaller than the Ford Focus, the Lincoln Concept C marks Ford’s first step towards poaching in VW’s territory. Admittedly designed to appeal to “today’s upscale, urban consumer,” the Lincoln Concept C combines the luxury of the flagship Towncar with the astounding fuel efficiency of Ford’s new fuel-efficient drivetrain. 

 New LINCOLN C CONCEPT’s Power comes from a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that produces an estimated 180 horsepower and 180 ft.-lbs. of torque. It is hooked up to Ford’s new dual-clutch PowerShift six-speed transmission which allows the concept to return an estimated 43 mpg highway, nearly 25 percent better than what a 2.0-liter Ford Focus can achieve. Dimensionally the concept is the same overall length as the Ford Focus and is as wide as the Lincoln MKZ / Ford Fusion but only weighs a respectable 2,750 lbs.

Although Ford’s ultimate goal for the Lincoln Concept C certainly appears to be aimed at chasing down that highly-desirable VW Golf/Beetle-driving demographic, Ford took great pains to ensure the Concept C would not be mistaken as just another cheap imitation. Using the unmistakably-Lincoln front grill as the vehicle’s focal point, the rest of the Concept C was designed with sweeping, flowing lines engineered to accommodate the Concept C’s lack of a B-pillar or a center post. Personally, we’re interested to see what kind of production interpretation the Concept C ultimately yields, and we hope the final real-world translation manges to keep those saloon-style doors (what we would like to see go is that pancake-ass rear fascia).







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