Smooth styling, the new platform for the future EV of the brand

Lincoln is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week – not the company’s founding in 1917 but its acquisition by Ford five years later. As part of the festivities, Lincoln is also unveiling a prototype of a new electric vehicle, the Star concept, although the company’s future electrification plans remain somewhat unclear.

Lincoln hasn’t sold an EV yet. Its current plans for the future EV include the introduction of three new fully electric models by 2025, the fourth of which will be followed in 2026. However, there is no information about when the first of these will come and the Star concept only gives vague hints about which platform. Can be used. While it is safe to assume that these vehicles will be some kind of SUV, Lincoln completely eliminated his passenger car lineup.

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The Star concept is based on what Lincoln calls its “flexible battery electrical architecture” that it shares with Ford, one of the two EV platforms Ford announced it was developing last year. This medium-sized platform offers both rear- and all-wheel drive setups, hence the flexible part of the name, but Lincoln did not elaborate on the Star concept about battery chemistry or motor technology, which needs to be met. Later

Stylistically, the Star concept is a departure from the current Lincoln SUV lineup featuring more straightforward styling with a flattened roof and lots of crease / chrome accents. Some chrome is found on the star, instead of using creative lighting to brighten the exterior and featuring a sharp racked roof with a high point at the top of the windshield. The grille (and the Lincoln designers insisted it was called a grill) was completely flat and spread across almost the entire front of the car, the logo actually sinking as a cutout with the backlit to keep the surface smooth. Small geometric cutouts fan out the logo so that even lighter patterns can be displayed.

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The most prominent light signature is the daytime running light that sits on the grill and extends the hood, which also hides behind projector headlights that are invisible when not in use. The hood itself is an electro-chromatic glass, which clears when driving to allow light to enter the front footwells of the interior. It gets dark when parked to hide the goods stored in Frank. The front and rear cargo is split open in both cases, the lower rear cargo is doubled as a seat for two to enjoy outside to open.

Inside, the star concept is wide. The designers said it was long enough to seat three rows, but they chose the second row rather than an executive space. Lincoln did not reveal the official dimensions for the Star, but its overall length looks like a three-row aviator. The centerpiece of the interior is a wide touchscreen that sits on top of the dash and looks like the one shown at the Ford Evos, which debuted in Shanghai last year – although it looks like a single screen instead of a two side display Evos.

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

The Lincoln Star concept

There was no internal part to the idea that Lincoln demonstrated সম্ভবত perhaps the strongest indication of how far the idea could go from production. But Lincoln added that it expects electric vehicles to be more than half of its sales volume by the middle of the decade, and that the company’s timeline needs to be accelerated for this to be true. If these three promised EVs do not arrive by 2025, it will be a difficult time to calculate for that part of their sales. It may be that the company revives the idea of ​​a Mach-E based SUV to get out the door faster, but given its current state of affairs any time before 2024 on a new platform, it is difficult to understand an EV based on the Star concept. .

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