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Lincoln Motor Co. Ergonomist Explains MKX’s Multi-Contour Seat: Video

Being Ford’s singular luxury division, Lincoln Motor Company has put an emphasis on comfort and ergonomics, as evidenced by the new 2017 Continental sedan’s available 30-way adjustable front seats.

To highlight the importance of proper ergonomic design to occupant comfort and injury prevention, the video above features Lincoln Motor Company Ergonomist Marc Turina.

One of the core concepts that Mr. Turina touches on is seat pan depth – or, the length of the seat bottom. In North America, according to Turina, the seat pan depth typically measures around 17 to 22-inches, and is fixed. That necessarily limits the range of occupant heights that the seat can adequately accommodate.

Lincoln Motor Company is working to rectify that, notably with the multi-contour seat available in the redesigned MKX luxury crossover. The seat pan’s depth can be extended or retracted at the press of a switch to ensure that a wider range of occupants can enjoy proper thigh support while piloting or riding in the 2016 Lincoln MKX.

For more info on how Lincoln Motor Company is working to make driver fatigue and discomfort a thing of the past, be sure to watch the video above.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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