Lincoln is following in the footsteps of its German rivals with the introduction of a new technology that offers customers the additional luxury of a warm and inviting welcome with signature Approach Detection technology.

Lincoln first unveiled its Approach Detection technology on the first-ever 2015 MKC. This technology enables the vehicle to sense when the driver, carrying the key fob, comes within a range of up to 8 feet welcoming them and indicating it is ready to go.

Illuminated welcome mats project onto the ground beneath both front doors where the driver and front passenger will step as they approach so they can avoid stepping into a puddle or debris.

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The door-handles glow in a hue that complements the exterior color of the vehicle and highlights their location and the signature LED accent lights on the headlamps and tail-lamps add a sense of warmth, while ambient interior lights on the door panels, instrument panel and cupholders liven up the interior.

There is also a light softly pulses on the push-button start, signaling that Continental is ready to go. In addition, the available auto-folding pedestal side-view mirrors move into driving position after the driver enters the vehicle and closes the door. The Continental arrives at dealerships this fall.