It’s in the Details
Since the invention of the first steam powered automobile in 1768, the automotive industry has always been a medium for engineering marvels and innovative designs. Today, the tide of progress continues, and we’re excited to show you some of our favourite upcoming cars with edgy details to watch out for.
The new Lincoln Continental is a concept that will start production in 2016. Several sources suggest that the new Continenal won’t ride on the MKS/Taurus platform, which is also shared with the Lincoln MKT and Ford Flex, but rather on an enlarged version of the CD4 platform, which underpins the Fusion and MKZ. Other confirmed facts also indicate that it will use a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6, a slightly enlarged variant of the 2.7 Nano. However, we hear that the 2.7 will be a base engine, at least in the United States. Asia releases will likely receive an even smaller four-cylinder option. The exciting bit is that the Continental is rumoured to use the same trick all-wheel-drive system employed in the new Ford Focus RS. Our favourite innovative feature? The epic 30-way power seats, which have an equally impressive 50 engineering patents associated with them. While specifics are still kept under tight wraps for now, we can safely say that even passengers with the weirdest seat peeves can find comfort in this new luxury power car.
Range Rover SV Autobiography
Talk about finer details, the upcoming Range Rover SV Autobiography has a knurled, milled-aluminium detailing on the pedals, armrest adjusters and rotary shift knob. The rear seat features power-deployable tables, as well as a beverage cooler, deep-pile mohair mats and solid aluminium coat hooks. Nothing says “business class” like tiny tables that deploy from next to your ultra-luxurious SUV’s comfy, reclined rear perch with no effort at all. To be produced some time in the next year, the Range Rover SV Autobiography’s trays kick things up an extra notch by deploying under their own power at the press of a button. It’s like having your very own mini butler as the electronically deployed tray sets itself above your lap, ready to hold your glass of bubbly.
This prestigious vehicle is Cadillac’s first-ever CT6 Sedan, which launched it on a bold journey that sets a higher standard for excellence. Innovatively engineered and exquisitely crafted, the CT6 combines advanced technology with breath-taking design. An entirely new, lightweight vehicle architecture for a superb driving experience that is agile, solid and secure is matched with an available 3.0L V6 Twin-Turbo engine. Every journey delivers the utmost comfort and convenience for all with an optional Bose® Panaray® Sound System, individual climate control and extended comfort seats with five massage settings. The result is a daring expression of ambition.
The Cadillac CT6’s fusion frame provides greater control, handling and stability, making the core of the CT6’s agile performance an entirely new, lightweight vehicle architecture that is one of the world’s most advanced body structures. Its innovative fusion technologies combine aluminium and high-strength steel into a single frame for quieter acoustics. Meanwhile, its increased rigidity provides superb and precise handling.
In addition, the CT6 has an active chassis system that combines a responsive and efficient all-wheel drive, seamless four-wheel steering, three performance driving modes and Magnetic Ride Control to deliver impressive manoeuvrability and performance. The icing on the cake is a rear-view mirror that transforms from a reflective surface showing what’s behind you into a 1280×240-pixel TFT LCD screen that spans nearly the entire surface. At the flick of a switch, this screen streams your entire aft view without obstruction — no rear pillars, no headrests, no back-seat passengers.