2017 Lincoln Continental spied undisguised in China
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Will be imported into China from the U.S.
The 2017 Lincoln Continental has been spotted undisguised in China, ahead of its local debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show later this month.
Unlike Lincoln’s other products in China, the flagship Lincoln Continental is reported to be imported into the country via the CBU route. A report speculates that it will be priced at 1 million yuan (around USD 150,000), which is more than double the price of the car in the U.S. The high price tag is attributed to the heavy import taxes levied by the government.
The exterior is nearly identical to the Lincoln Continental Concept, featuring LED lights, chrome surround on the upper grille and a chrome accents on the bumper. The side profile is also similar to the concept, save for the oddly-positioned door handles. At the back, it sports a sleek pair of LED taillamps and dual exhaust pipes.
The China-spec Continental will be powered by the top-end 3.0L EcoBoost V6 which produces 400 hp and 542 Nm of torque. It is paired to a 9-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to all wheels.
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