The “suicide door” is back in fashion.  He appears in the example where they shot Kennedy

The “suicide door” is back in fashion. He appears in the example where they shot Kennedy

March 26, 2018, 10:20 am
Updated 26/03/2018, 11:25 am
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2002 Lincoln Continental Concept
| photo: Lincoln

When the Lincoln car company re-released the Continental model to customers, it revived a legend that had disappeared from the market for more than 15 years. However, one thing did not come with the new Continental model: the rear doors that opened against the direction of travel, which decades earned the name Suicide doors.

However, according to the Automotive News website, the automaker announced at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in Las Vegas that this detail may reappear on Continental sedan models in the future.

Unfortunately, we do not know any details or schedule, and the car company itself does not want to comment on the matter either. However, several dealers have independently confirmed that this new product has been seen at the conference and should appear in showrooms.

Rear-hinged doors began to appear from the fourth generation of the Continental, which began to hit the roads in the sixties. And if this model means nothing to you, then we can remind you that it was in a limousine based on the Continental model that Kennedy was killed, making this car recorded in history.

Lincoln toyed with the idea of ​​reusing the hatch back in 2002, when it coincided with the Continental Concept study. This was supposed to be the harbinger of the tenth generation, which, however, began to be produced only at the end of 2016 and got its inspiration from the idea presented in 2015.

The question, however, is in which Continental model the suicide door will appear. Sales of the latest generation are down significantly compared to last year, and the automaker is literally considering discontinuing the Continental series again. So it is likely that the suicide door of the current generation will be one of the attempts to increase sales and therefore save the model line.