The Lincoln Star concept EV shines light on Ford’s luxury brand
American luxury vehicle manufacturer Lincoln has unveiled their Lincoln Star concept EV, a feature-packed SUV which the company states is “the ultimate sanctuary” for customers. In result, the concept showcases a stylish crossover based on the brand’s new electrified architecture.
The Lincoln Star concept EV sports a sleek profile with an illuminated Lincoln logo badge encircled by a cluster of smaller badges that form up the front grille. Electro-chromatic glass covers the front hood, which turns transparent when moving. The entire hood is suspended when opened, and the front end swings forward to provide plenty of storage space beneath.
To enable more natural light, the A-pillars (at the front) and D-pillars (in the back) are made of 3D-printed metal. The Star’s lattice-pattern can be found everywhere, from the pillars to the car’s rear seating. There’s definitely a lounging vibe that Lincoln is pushing for, with the “rejuvenation moods” that sync up the displays, sounds, and even smells based upon the time of day.
Designed for a future of self-driving cars, the Lincoln Star concept EV’s primary focus is passenger comfort. The steering wheel stows away when not in use and the front seats rotate around to face backward. All passengers can sit on their own large reclining seat that includes a leg rest and shoe compartments so that everyone can take off their shoes and relax their feet.
The Star’s front trunk acts like a huge drawer that slides out, which is conceivable without a bulky engine taking up room. Perfectly suitable for tailgates, a bench seat can be folded out from the conventional trunk. Lincoln didn’t say much about the motors, battery pack, or range, as the intention of the Star concept was to showcase the marque’s ambitions and design rather than its performance. It’s possible that the Star utilizes the same powertrain as the Ford Mustang Mach E SUV, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Lincoln now aims to release four electric vehicles by 2026, and by the middle of the decade, it expects electric-only models to account for more than half of its sales. With the rise in popularity of electric vehicles, the Lincoln Star concept EV and a strong lineup of other battery-powered vehicles could help the luxury marque reclaim some of its legacy. The future for Lincoln looks brighter than ever.