Admittedly, from a marketing perspective "suicide doors" is not a desirable name for a product feature. But it is one that people go gaga over, particularly if they're fans of Lincoln's 1960s Continental. Having rear doors that open the "wrong" way may or may not improve ingress and egress, but they're nifty and eye-catching.
Well, the other day Lincoln Tweeted this photo:
After letting it stir fans into a frenzy for a few days, they've now announced that they're bringing suicide doors back--albeit in very limited numbers. Their 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, which will only comprise 80 units, has rear doors with rear-mounted hinges that open 90 degrees.
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Purists may be put off by the super beefy B-pillar that serves modern safety standards; the B-pillar on the '60s units was so thin and paltry, I always wondered if it conferred any structural safety at all.
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The price tag for these Coach Editions is said to be six figures.