Earlier this month, Lincoln unveiled a teaser video of its new SUV concept called ‘The Star’. Although the initial announcement kept most details under wraps, the automaker is now offering more insight into the new EV, and its plans for an electrified future.
During the global debut event in Los Angeles this week, Lincoln explained that the Star represents the brand’s vision for three Lincoln EVs arriving by 2025 and a fourth in 2026. The Lincoln Star, specifically, is intended to “showcase the brand’s design philosophy, which involves calming, spaces with a focus on design, and connected technology.” The automaker plans to invite drivers into a world of carefully curated, electrified luxury with the help of scent, sound, transparent materials, and complex light shows, in addition to the high-end finishes Lincoln is known for.
The Lincoln Star Concept SUV has some stand-out features, including, but not limited to:
– An immersive driving experience for its occupants
– Lincoln’s new Intelligence System enables connected vehicle-to-vehicle and infrastructure capabilities and driver-assist features like “Help Me See” and “Park for Me”
– Extra-spacious wraparound seating, reclined lounge posture, individual lounge leg rests, and storage for devices and slippers in the cabin
– A “coast-to-coast” curved horizontal display
– A frunk with electro-chromatic glass that changes from transparent to opaque
Currently, Lincoln does not have any BEVs in market; however, the Lincoln Aviator and Corsair SUVs are currently available as PHEVs and, according to Lincoln president, Joy Falotico, half of the brand’s global volume will be electric before 2030. “As Lincoln enters the next chapter in our transition to a zero-emissions future, the Lincoln Star Concept will lead the way for our portfolio of fully electric vehicles,” shared Falotico. “It is an excellent example of how we are redefining luxury for the next generation as we work to transform the vehicle into a third space – a true place of sanctuary – for our clients.”
As for the rest of the promised EV line-up, we still don’t know much, but there are rumours swirling that two of the four planned EVs will be fully electric versions of the Aviator and Corsair.