Ford may have stopped selling sedans in North America, but in other parts of the world, those types of vehicles are alive and well. That includes China, where Lincoln currently sells more vehicles than North America. That’s also where the all-new Lincoln Zephyr was recently revealed in production form looking remarkably similar to a concept by the same name that was unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show last year, and now, the stunning new sedan has officially launched in China.
The Lincoln Zephyr was specifically designed to appeal to Generation Z with cutting-edge technology and a design that was conceived specifically for the young Chinese customer. In fact, during the model’s live stream reveal, a short film depicts a young couple’s love story, which takes place alongside the new luxury sedan. Additionally, Lincoln revealed that the Zephyr will launch in two different trim levels – the Zephyr iCool which starts out at RMB 252,800-335,800 ($39,829-$52,906 USD), and the Zephyr iEnjoy, which ranges from RMB 269,800-340,800 ($42,508-$53,694 USD).
Notable tech features present in the Zephyr include 12.3-inch and 27-inch coast-to-coast touchscreens, Constellation HMI – which projects a star-laden night sky inside the cabin, 128-color ambient lighting options, a 13-speaker Revel audio system, a VPA (virtual personal assistant), Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 2.0, Lincoln’s ActiveGlide hands-free driver-assist feature, Adaptive Cruise Control with stop-and-go and lane-centering technology, SYNC+ with V2X (vehicle-to-everything) functions, and various themes and driving modes. The Zephyr is powered by Ford’s turbocharged 2.0L powerplant, which churns out 246 horsepower and 376 Nm of torque (277 pound-feet) and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
“Made bespoke for young Chinese clients, the all-new Lincoln Zephyr interprets pure American luxury with a modern aesthetic design, advanced and intuitive smart technology, and a sense of ceremony,” said Mao Jingbo, President of Lincoln China. “It brings together the expertise of Lincoln’s global team and the advantages of Chinese intelligent manufacturing, satisfying young Chinese customers’ expectations for the Dream Car.”
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This is a car I definitively would buy. An SUV or a crossover, never. A shame it’s only for sale in China. I really hope the actual SUV cancer ends asap.
No wonder Lincoln sells more vehicles in China then in North America, selling a vehicle like this there, and not a bunch of cookie cutter, over priced SUVs like they sell here.
You’re the customer. Your voice does not matter
The Lincoln SUV- er Motor Company.
Very sharp looking car that should be sold here. The webmaster deleted my post because I wasn’t nice to the people who will be able to buy this car. So I’ll be nice under protest.
Would it kill you to get a close up, instead of the colorful back ground
I think this would be very successful here in the USA. I like the appearance.
I love my Lincoln MKZ! Personally I believe this would be an excellent competitor for the high end German and Asian vehicles here in the US!
I love this car. Please sell it in the US. I waited well over a year for a beautiful new Lincoln dealership to be finished and open in Ft Lauderdale, Fl. The doors opened to this state of art facility, the pandemic hit and inventory became scarce. Opened just over a year and I drove to the dealership to see the new 2023 Navigator only to find the Lincoln name taken down and Genisis put in its place. I was heartbroken to see a Korean company beating the pants off my beloved Lincoln with style, tech, new model introductions and a full lot of inventory. Lincoln…I say with love…get the lead out or get left in the dust!!
I am happy that Ford is supporting The Chinese Army. Soon , They be killing our soldiers in Tiawan
I like Buicks Chryslers Cadillacs and Lincolns, the real genuine American cars and I do clap the hands for the Chinese consumers, the ones who really appreciate cars with great style and differentiation. Unfortunately USA and Canada still give priority to the always-the-same-style of German or asian cars – pure garbage after 10 years of use, even here in Brazil, where we can find a Lot of Audis, BMWs and others japanese brand cars falling apart
Last month I visited our local auto show. You mentioned BUICK. That division has really become a joke judging by the fact that they only had 3 SUV and crossovers there. Contrast that to years ago when BUICK had a wide range of vehicles including and most important, larger sedans. Sometimes I think that GMC only exists so BUICK dealers can sell bigger trucks and SUV’s like like the CHEVROLET dealers do.
The CADILLAC exhibit at least had a couple sedans even though one of them was too small for me to consider. Oh well
We have been an all ford family. We are being forced to look for snother car brand, since ford left us. It took a hundred years to get our gas infrastructure and far less emissions than power plants in every town to supply battery vehicles. Battery life will be 8 years or less! Then $17,000.00 to replace. We have a 64 mercury cyclone, 66 mercury cyclone, 69 mach 1, 2020 mkz, 2003 f250, 2021 mach 1, and my daughters 2020 fusion. Again, it’s frustrating to see ford go down this suicidal road.
Right you are Robert.
It’s terrible that China can bring covid to our homes, and ford is catering to them by giving them our cars, and giving us the shaft. We are a dragracing family, we have gotten use to ford abandoneding us with no high performance backing like chevy does for their supporters. I would like to have a car like the taurus sho we had before buying our mkz Lincoln. We bought the mkz, because ford doesn’t offer a family performance sedan anymore. The SHO was a perfect car for us. So sad. Ford please listen to us, give us a gas powered sedan! Gas powered cars will not go away. Has anyone ever seen how they mine for the minerals for batteries. Looks like hell
I think that Ford and gm secretly feel the electric revolution will not be as pronounced as they thought. Visions of $12,000 tax credits and a charging station on every corner is faster evaporating as Build Back Better is more or less dead. EVs now have to sell on their own merits. Aside from the drawbacks of EVs including range, it will be hard to convince a lot of customers to spend $10,000 or more for a vehicle up front. While the market for Evs will be substantial, perhaps 30 percent is a more realistic goal instead of 100 percent.
Lincoln does not, and will not, have a vehicle that is not based on a Ford cousin in North America. Yet how many vehicles does Lincoln have, or will have, in China that is not based on a Ford cousin? Keep pouring money and resources into China, and when China nationalizes private industry, we will all be sorry.
My 2021 NISSAN ALTIMA was actually built here in America.
Yes FORD will regret the decision to discontinue building sedans for America.
Too many people here in the comments not understanding how markets and market demand work. I figured I’d see a lot of whining ion the comments when I saw a sedan in the article thumbnail. Maybe everyone here should try petitioning Ford considering this site isn’t owned by Ford. OF course, the biggest help would have been actually buying sedans when they were available.
Ford has people who monitor this and other similar sites. BTW we did buy Fusions and Foxuses- a lot if them. Now that we want a new one, we’re more or less told to go elsewhere or buy a CUV.
I HAVE 2019 MKZ NOW AND JUST LOVE IT. I LEASED THE CAR 3 YEARS AGO AND WAS ALL READY TO LEASE A 2022 MKZ. ONLY TO FINE OUT THAT YOU CAN BUY ONE IN CHINA, BUT YOU CAN’T BUY AN AMERICAN MADE LINCOLN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN. THIS IS A BOMANATION. FORD MOTOR COMPANY SHOULD BE A ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!!
A Ford Maverick ST (and yes, with a 5 spd stick) would sell well here in the states. The Maverick was a surprise and a surprise hit, but it won’t happen. Affordable fun and utility. An under-served market and an abandoned one in America. I come from a Ford family and it is too bad that the company that invented affordable personal transportation is no longer in that business. And the Zephyr is a stunning vehicle. My mom’s second husband (after my father died) built the classic Lincolns and Thunderbirds at the Wixom plant in the 60s. My father worked at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant in the fifties.