Thomson Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) – Bentley Motors’ tip engineer has criticized Ford’s new Lincoln Continental, fretting on amicable media about a car’s similarities with one of a possess models, Automotive News reported late on Tuesday.
The Lincoln Continental oppulance saloon, denounced this week by Ford during a New York automobile show, resembles a Bentley Flying Spur, Automotive News reported, citing comments by Bentley pattern arch Luc Donckerwolke that were picked adult by online announcement Car Design News.
“Do we wish us to send a product tooling?” Donckerwolke posted on Lincoln engineer David Woodhouses’ Facebook page, a critique that was subsequently deleted, Automotive News said.
“This function is not respectable. Building a duplicate like this is giving a bad name to a automobile pattern world,” Donckerwolke was quoted as observant by Car Design News.
A orator for Bentley, partial of Volkswagen , declined to comment. Lincoln orator Stephane Cesareo discharged a Bentley designer’s criticism.
“The Lincoln Continental is clearly a Lincoln, we’re really unapproachable of it,” Cesareo told Reuters.
Ford is reviving a Lincoln Continental as a top-of-the-line oppulance tavern as partial of an bid to reconstruct a brand’s picture in a United States and China.
Volkswagen-owned Bentley has had a Continental in a lineup given 1984, while Ford late a Continental name in 2002.
(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; modifying by Susan Thomas)