Lincoln recently debuted the Lincoln Star Concept, hinting at the brand’s design language for its future electric vehicles.
Inside and out, the company says the Lincoln Star concept introduces new design language. By mid-decade, Lincoln plans to deliver three new fully electric vehicles, meaning that more than half of its global volume will be zero-emissions vehicles, and it will add a fourth by the end of 2026.
As Lincoln moves toward an electric future, it says it is equally focused on keeping its current portfolio fresh and introducing new clients to the brand. Lincoln reported its best annual global sales in 21 years, up 7% over 2021, and plans to build on its momentum with the recent launches of the all-new Zephyr in China and the new Navigator in North America.
Lincoln says its designers worked to create harmony throughout the Lincoln Star Concept by using light. Illuminated crystallines, plus backlit doors, seats and exterior features are used. The new Lincoln star on the fascia also lights up.
The company’s rear- and all-wheel-drive flexible battery-electric architecture and next-generation Lincoln Intelligence System enable the new design thinking and connected experiences the Star Concept offers, the company says. The new Lincoln Intelligence System enabling experiences include connected vehicle-to-vehicle and infrastructure capabilities, as well as next-generation leading driver-assist features such as “Help Me See” and “Park for Me.”
The vehicle has 3D-printed metal latticework on the A-pillar along the windshield and the D-pillar at the back window. These transparent pillars, along with a full skylight with digital shade, invites natural light into the vehicle.
A coast-to-coast curved horizontal display creates a digital panorama in which content flows into an integrated center control screen, then into the second-row screen. New materials such as leather and chrome alternatives and unique finishes are used.
Using the area no longer occupied by a gas engine, a front trunk allows for storage. With electro-chromatic glass that changes from transparent to opaque, the front trunk allows light in when the vehicle is in motion and darkens to hide stored valuables when parked. Under the front trunk, illuminated first-row floors flow uninterrupted into the interior.
A wing-shaped floating instrument panel emphasizes horizontal balance and equilibrium, with a “Lincoln one-touch pedal.” The interior also features Lincoln Attaché, a digital briefcase concept with a hidden compartment in the rear coach door that not only provides safe storage of tablets and laptops, but does double duty as a charge pad for devices and can detect incoming wireless content for clients.