As Ford Authority reported back in February, Lincoln is planning to launch an all-electric variant of each one of its vehicles no later than 2027, while also adding at least one new EV model to the lineup by that same date. Lincoln plans to deliver three new all-electric vehicles by 2025, and a fourth by the end of 2026. This will include a Lincoln Aviator EV, which was originally expected to launch in 2023 but was recently pushed back to 2024. Earlier this month, Ford’s luxury brand teased a new global EV concept as well, and now, that model – dubbed the Lincoln Star Concept – has been fully revealed.
The Lincoln Star Concept introduces an entirely new design language to the luxury brand, with a truly striking silhouette packed with a number of interesting features, including the brand’s signature star on the front fascia, which lights up – along with various other exterior features – as part of the Lincoln Embrace welcome sequence. Light plays a big role on the inside as well, with backlit doors and seats providing a sanctuary-like experience.
The Lincoln Star Concept is built on Ford’s flexible rear- and all-wheel drive EV architecture and utilizes the next-generation version of the Lincoln Intelligence System, which acts as a digital assistant that touts vehicle-to-vehicle and infrastructure capabilities. The concept’s flexible architecture also provides designers with the ability to completely reconfigure the interior layout if and when desired.
Inside the cabin, the Star Concept features partitioned first- and second-row seating areas with wraparound seating and a reclined lounge posture, individual leg rests, and curated storage designed to hold everything from electronic devices to slippers. A beverage chiller resides between the rear seats, alongside controls for what Lincoln calls “rejuvenation moods,” which harmonize different kinds of audio, scents, and lighting combinations to provide a truly relaxing experience. Meanwhile, transparent pillars and a skylight with a digital shade provide an airy feel inside.
Up front, a large coast-to-coast horizontal display is seamlessly integrated with a center control screen and second-row screens. The instrument panel is wing-shaped and “floats,” much like what one might find in an aircraft, while Lincoln Attache exists in the rear as a digital briefcase of sorts that can store items and charge them as well. The Lincoln Star Concept is equipped with a large front trunk (or frunk) with a lid made from electro-chromatic glass that can change from transparent to opaque.
“This is a shining example of what happens when we combine Lincoln luxury with flexible electrical architecture to create unimaginable experiences for customers,” said Jim Farley, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “We can truly revolutionize how people engage with the brand and scale it across an exciting lineup of products that catapult Lincoln into the digital, connected age.”