Lincoln’s 2016 Sales Finish Strong

2017 Lincoln Continental - Beckley, WV

Thanks to cars like the Continental, Lincoln is prospering.

Both here in the United States and across the world in China, Lincoln’s 2016 sales are an excellent sign. U.S. sales finished off with a 10% gain, Lincoln’s best sales in nine years. In addition, sales in China tripled over the past year, making Lincoln the fastest-growing luxury brand there.

“The momentum is both gratifying and encouraging,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “We’re pleased clients are recognizing the superior experiences and vehicles Lincoln offers.”

Here in the U.S., Lincoln’s sales growth was especially significant. Lincoln saw a 10% growth, while the rest of the luxury market grew by less than 1%. The best markets for Lincoln included New York with sales growth of 13%; Florida, which was up by 10%; and New Jersey, where sales jumped 9%.

The all-new Continental helped give 2016 a big finish, with December sales up 18% when compared to December 2015. In fact, the flagship Continental was single-handedly responsible for 64% of December growth.

In December, Lincoln sold 1,845 Continental sedans, up from 1,419 in November. In addition, the Continental outsold both the Audi A6 and Lexus GS.

Here at Mountaineer Lincoln, we had a great 2016, too. And, with these excellent sales numbers, we can’t wait to see what 2017 brings.

Five Winter Accessories for Your Car

2016 Lincoln MKX - Beckley, WV

Is your vehicle winter-ready?

Here in West Virginia, winter weather can be harsh and we likely still have the worst ahead of us. If you have to drive through difficult winter conditions, here are five winter accessories for your car that will make the drive a little easier.

  1. Remote Starter. If your car isn’t already equipped with one, you can get one added. A remote starter is particularly useful on days when there is heavy snow and ice. Start warming up your car early and it will make scraping it off so much easier.
  2. Seat warmer. Many luxury models include this feature as standard, but if your car doesn’t, add an aftermarket warmer to keep you toasty during long winter drives.
  3. Snow tires. Snow tires are specifically designed to cut through snow. They are made with a unique rubber compound that stay pliable even under frigid conditions.
  4. All season floor mats. Get a set of heavy-duty rubber floor mats to save your car’s carpeting from the salt, dirt, and grime that gets dragged in during the winter.
  5. Emergency kit. You never know when the weather will get the best of you. Keep an emergency kit with winter necessities in your car.

If you want to get your car ready for winter, we offer many of these accessories right here at Mountaineer Lincoln.