Lincoln Continental Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

It comes as no surprise to our team at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring, Texas (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe, Houston) that the all-new Lincoln Continental’s earned a top safety pick award.

The luxury sedan, available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection system, garnered the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) due to its available crash prevention system, along with the good rating achieved on crash tests and its optional adaptive LED headlamps.

The Lincoln Continental (with Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection) avoided collisions in track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph. The system’s forward collision warning component also meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

The car’s available adaptive LED headlamps earned a good rating, providing ample lighting on a straightaway and on most curves. The headlamps use high-beam assist, a feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

Vehicles qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ if they have good ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints – plus an available front crash prevention system that earns a superior or advanced rating, and good or acceptable headlights. The Lincoln Continental delivered on all aspects. For more information, please visit http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news.

Reviewer Raves About Lincoln Continental’s Crazy Features

There are a lot of highline vehicles in the market, but you don’t want a regular run of the mill vehicle.  You want a car that delivers power, style, and a joy of driving like no other.   Meet the  Lincoln Continental.  If you wonder how awesome the new Lincoln really is, don’t take our word at Planet Lincoln for it. Watch some of the popular car review sites. Here is one reviewer so blown away by the features of the 2017 Lincoln Continental, he made a video dedicated to it.

Yes, you heard it right… 30 ways to adjust your seats including individual leg support. Controls almost every element of your vehicles from your center console. Active noise cancellation that is always listening and always adjusting to ensure a quality ride. The list goes on and on and on of unique features.

Ready to take one for a spin? Visit us at Planet Lincoln on the southbound side of I-45 past the Loretta exit in Spring (serving The Woodlands, greater Houston, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe). Shop online anytime and ask about our all-new YES program and how we delivery to and for you! www.PlanetLincoln.com

Lincoln’s Black Label Goes Shade of Blue for Spring

Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln has never felt so blue about it’s Black Label theme now available to you–and we mean that in a wonderful way.  Versatile shades of blue, popular in spring designer collections, create the signature Black Label theme of the 2017 Lincoln Continental. Rhapsody uses a rich blend of materials to create a layered effect that complements the monochromatic tone in shades of blue.

The materials in the Black Label Continental have been arranged to flow like water: Glossier materials highlight the upper portion of the interior, while more lush touch points are lower, down to the softer, thicker carpet. Supple leather, rich Alcantara® sueded cloth, mesh and shearling combine to create an exceptionally diverse tactile experience.

The versatility of blue is part its allure. The Pantone Color Institute placed three blue shades in the Top 10 colors of the season as part of a palette based on the relaxing, refreshing beauty of nature.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Institute, says in the consulting group’s 2017 Fashion Color Report that the range of colors evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling.

In her book “Color: Messaging and Meaning,” Eiseman, a renowned authority on color, delves into the psychological applications and contexts of color. Blue, she writes, has long been associated with serenity, respite and tranquility in nature, while industries have found the hue a perfect representation of quality and achievement. In some cultures, she says, blue is even considered a color of protection.

In the Lincoln Continental, the unique, monochromatic style of Rhapsody sends a message all its own, says Marcia Salzberg, senior designer for color and materials, The Lincoln Motor Company. She agrees that blue is an incredibly versatile shade.

“Through the texture and the tones, we were able to evoke feelings of warmth, comfort and security – we’re able to offer a bit of sanctuary.” The inspiration for the style was as unique as the interior itself.

“We had so much inspiration, from all around us,” says Salzberg. “We looked at the color of custom business suits, at nature, how day fades into night, how the sky gets so soft and velvety. We looked at our heritage, at Lincolns of the past – at how blue was such an important, signature color.”

They also listened, she says, to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Hearing its long overture’s many highs and lows was inspiring. “I just thought, ‘That’s so representative of our lives today,’” says Salzberg. “It doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have – you have joys in life, you have those high crescendo points and yes, you have some lows. “We felt it simply captured the tempo of life for the Lincoln client.”

Come and capture the spring blues for yourself at Planet Lincoln on I-45 in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe and greater Houston). Log on anytime to shop and save at www.PlanetLincoln.com.