Lincoln Star Concept Sets Stage for Three Future EV Models
Lincoln has unveiled the Star Concept all-electric vehicle, hinting towards the brand’s future electrification efforts.
While concept vehicles almost never show what will definitely be, they often show what can be, providing some sort of context to the brand’s trajectory. Currently, Lincoln expects more than half of their global volume to be all-electric vehicles by the middle of the decade. Bolstering this prediction is their delivery of three new all-electric models by 2025; a fourth is scheduled for 2026.
“As Lincoln enters the next chapter in our transition to a zero-emissions future, the Lincoln Star Concept will lead the way for our portfolio of fully electric vehicles,” said Joy Falotico, president, Lincoln. “It is an excellent example of how we are redefining luxury for the next generation as we work to transform the vehicle into a third space – a true place of sanctuary – for our clients.”
Designed with Lincoln’s core tenets of “beauty, human, gliding and sanctuary,” the Star Concept is said to elevate the brand’s “Quiet Flight” DNA, albeit exaggerated in many ways (as we often see with Concept cruisers). The exterior consists of smooth surfaces divided by defined lines, such as where hood-meets-fender, providing a visual signifier of its aerodynamic engineering. Impressive lighting features, such as the crosshatch monolithic taillight design, also show off the Star’s EV foundation.
“Electrification is removing many traditional vehicle design constraints, allowing us to reimagine what a vehicle can be,” said Anthony Lo, chief design officer, Ford Motor Company. “The Lincoln Star is a study of experiences and themes that push the boundaries of Lincoln design – and it’s just the start.”