New Lincoln Continental Adds Massage Unit to Seats


Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. today released details about the seats in the Lincoln Continental Concept, which can be adjusted 30 different ways — and will include a massage function.

“The new design of the Lincoln 30-way seats goes beyond the one-size-fits-all design seen in the past,” says Johnathan Line, advanced seat innovation supervisor and technical expert for the Lincoln Continental. “It conforms to your body and supports it in ways not previously possible.”

Additionally, the seats have rolling-pattern massage functions for the back and cushion areas, and can be heated and cooled. Line says the rolling-pattern massage is designed to help reduce muscle fatigue, aches and pains by keeping muscles and blood vessels stimulated in the legs and lower back.

Line says Lincoln seat engineers studied first-class and private airplane seats for possible applications. He says the suspension system of plastic and foam flexes around the body, which he says helps to relieve stress on the shoulders and neck. Line says the seats provide support to the lower body and legs with two extending thigh cushions that are independently adjustable. The cushions can also move up and down.

The redesigned Lincoln Continental will hit the market next year. The full-size sedan will feature a centered chrome grille, doors that open with the touch of a button, and LED head lamps. 

IN RELATED FORD NEWS, an all-new Ford Focus RS featuring an exterior designed by players of Forza Motorsport for Xbox was unveiled ahead of the international 2015 Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany.

The all-new Focus RS features selectable drive modes, including drift mode, and has a 350 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. Ford also partnered with Microsoft to feature the all-new Ford GT high-performance supercar in Forza Motorsport 6​.