The Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept, which was revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show back in April, may not be destined for the U.S., but it does preview the luxury brand’s future styling direction and will influence the appearance of Lincoln’s first-ever EV. Back in September, Ford Authority reported that the production Lincoln Zephyr will look very much like the concept, which was later confirmed when spies captured a Zephyr prototype out in the wild. Now, we’re getting our very first look at the Zephyr’s exterior, completely uncovered, via some photos published by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and discovered by Motor1.
These new Zephyr photos come hot on the heels of uncovered pictures of the 2023 Ford Fusion/Mondeo, which were also published by the government agency. Like those photos, these give us our very best look yet at the production Lincoln sedan’s exterior, which, as expected, is a near carbon copy of the concept from Shanghai earlier this year.
These photos depict two different trims/models, as the red version features more upscale trim and additional chrome pieces. The white Zephyr, on the other hand, presents a sportier appearance thanks to its various black accents that provide a nice bit of contrast. What’s particularly interesting about both cars is that while the roof and A-pillars are black, the latter piece changes to body color from the roofline back.
In terms of size, the Lincoln Zephyr is 196.1 inches long, which makes it 1.85 inches shorter than the 2023 Fusion/Mondeo. It’s powered by the same Ford 2.0L gas engine present in its Blue Oval counterpart, which produces 235 horsepower. As is the case with the Fusion/Mondeo, the Zephyr features a number of styling tweaks that differentiate available trim levels, as well as different wheel and tire sizes, ranging from 18-inch wheels with 235/50 tires to 19-inch wheels with 235/45 tires.
The Zephyr is expected to be sold exclusively in Japan, though as previously mentioned, its styling will influence future models across the globe.