AAH #293 – Lincoln Continental’s New Design Direction

June 26th, 2015 at 2:46pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Chevrolet Unveils the new Cruze and the Camaro Convertible
- Alfa Romeo Unveils the Long-Anticipated Giulia
- Ford Unveils… an Electric Bicycle?

SPECIAL GUEST: David Woodhouse, Design Director, Lincoln Motor Company
- Does Lincoln’s Continental Concept look a little too much like other luxury leaders, or just enough?

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; John Manoogian, College for Creative Studies.

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2 Comments to “AAH #293 – Lincoln Continental’s New Design Direction”

  1. Wm-B Says:

    One quick comment: John Manoogian was a perfect fit for you guys. You’ve got to have this guy back!.

    Thanks.

  2. Peter Smith Says:

    John,
    I enjoyed Thursday AAH talking about the new Lincoln Continental. After the segment you, Gary and John Manoogian were discussing the contribution of design to motivating consumers. John M. made the comment that “everyone has driving dynamics down pat” so the differentiation is pedigree and design. I strongly disagree. I drive an Audi A6 diesel wagon here in Europe with their 3.0L V6. The car has terrible turbo lag to the point of making quick decisions from a stand still almost dangerous. Additionally, the start/stop is terrible, slow and fraught with vibration and the shift points and regenerative braking are very un-natural as well. I rent a lot of cars as I travel around the world. I am regularly amazed at how poor driving dynamics are on some cars (several Chrysler models come to mind).I wish your podcasts and seat time reviews offered a bit more critical review of these fundamentals. Especially in the mid-level trims versus the loaded cars I am guessing the automobile mfg’s give you and your colleagues.

    Love the work you and your team does – thanks,

    Peter Smith