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Lincoln Star Prototype Has Entered Testing Phase

Back in July 2021, Ford Authority spotted an unusual Ford Mustang Mach-E prototype wearing heavy camo, which was actually a cleverly disguised early Lincoln electric vehicle mule. That model preceded the Lincoln Star concept, which was revealed this past April, previewing the future styling direction of FoMoCo’s luxury arm, as well as the brand’s forthcoming all-electric makeover. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the Lincoln Star prototype has entered the testing phase.

The Star has moved past the mule phase and is currently being tested as an integrated prototype – the first of its kind. The Lincoln Star prototype is riding on FoMoCo’s GE2 platform, which will underpin the second-generation Ford Mustang Mach-E, as well as other future all-electric models.

While concepts don’t always come to fruition, Ford did file trademarks for “Lincoln Star” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as in Mexico and Canada, further implying that this name will be worn by a future production EV model. As Ford Authority reported in February, Lincoln is expected to launch a full lineup of at least five all-electric vehicles by 2027, though it’s not entirely clear what that lineup will look like by then.

What we do know is that all future Lincoln EVs will be second-generation models riding on dedicated platforms, as FoMoCo CEO Jim Farley recently revealed. An all-electric version of the Lincoln Aviator is expected to launch in 2025, and both it and its platform mate – the Ford Explorer EV – will be built at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada following its forthcoming retooling. Additionally, the next-gen Lincoln Nautilus  is expected to debut with styling cues taken from the Star concept.

We’ll have more on the the Lincoln Star Concept soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. hikercoast

    Ford should put the Lincoln Star into production. It is strikingly beautiful; and the TV ads featuring it are excellent.

  2. Mrx19

    I n this day of multiple scoops, etc, never thought I would complain about a vehicle having too little surface detail, but this is the exception. Also, the floating roof always looks silly.

  3. ARM

    Lincoln lost me to Lucid because they did not have an all electric model. Hoping this and the Zephyr come to fruition for the American market with at least 400 mile range.

  4. Gary

    It needs to be a hybrid

  5. MarkJ

    Not holding my breath for anything that would sway me away from Cadillac or Genesis. Genesis showed us that breathtaking convertible and Cadillac has the ultra-top of the line Celestiq. Lincoln will never give us something similar with passion and desire.

  6. Scott

    Lincoln needs a new designer(s) who can develop a modern take on Timeless Elegance. Watch words to build into the design: Sophistication, Distinction, Essence, Beauty and most of all Tasteful Elegance. Lincoln needs to dress the part. Redesign the Star to make it look more like Lincoln luxury. Rolls Royce has been designing vehicles for years and years that still look like a Rolls and not something lessor.


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