It’s been over a decade since the world has been blessed with a new Lincoln Continental. As the recent New York International Auto Show unfolded, it became very clear that the world would no longer have to suffer this injustice.

Motley Fool reports that the Lincoln Continental concept was “one of the hottest cars” at the show. Before you break down and cry at the inclusion of the term “concept” at the end of the vehicle’s official title, listen to what Ford CEO Mark Fields said as he answered a question from Motley Fool.

“Next year, sometime next year, we will be launching the production vehicle, and we’ll call it ‘The Continental.’” So how close is the concept to the real deal? “This concept gives you a very strong hint of what the production model will look like.”

Fields also revealed that Ford took into account Chinese tastes when designing the Lincoln Continental concept, as the Chinese market is ripe for what Fields called the “quiet luxury” of the Continental. Does this mean that the vehicle may not be as relevant here in the States? Actually, according to Fields, there were “more similarities than dissimilarities” between the two markets.

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