Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2023 Lincoln Zephyr: same as the concept...







It's always good to see a production design staying really close to its "concept" preview. It looks like it will be the case with the upcoming Lincoln Zephyr.
We saw the concept last April, and now these patent drawings for the production version look almost exactly the same.
Which was expected, since the "concept" wasn't that futuristic, to begin with. But you never know...

I do like Lincoln's new grille design. Which is more original and less crude than what they currently have over here.

Surprisingly, the Concept was not an EV. So this would be replacing both the Continental and MKZ.
But not in the US.
Since the Zephyr will be a Chinese market only. Where sedans still sell in good numbers.





This is the concept's interior. Which apparently, could very well be mostly carried over to the production version.

I think Lincoln could use an EV sedan in the US. Not only could it compete with the Tesla Model 3, but many others like the Mercedes EQE, and upcoming EQC. As well as future electric sedans from BMW and Audi...

 

10 comments:

Soul2Stinger said...

It’s a mistake to not offer this in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

Vince's logo on property that belongs to someone else.

FFEMT6 said...

Looks like a cross between a last gen Ford Fusion and a Genesis G80. I would love to see this come to the US, especially in an EV or PHEV model.

Anonymous said...

The patent drawing looks like a Honda Accord.

Education Project said...

An EV in the US would be cool but I don't think this car, in particular, can handle being converted to an EV. Maybe a modified version of this car or an all-new one might work better. Unless you had an electric engine and battery in both the front and rear. Getting batteries that low to the ground in the front and rear would make driving dynamics a little weird with so much weight at both ends.

anantonopo said...

Is it just me, or is this the cancelled Mondeo/Fusion with a Lincoln grille?

Anonymous said...

Somehow the hood section is too low. Otherwise it looks pretty close. Agreed, would like to see this as at least a PHEV.

Anonymous said...

Silver car photos, yes! Gray blobs, hideous.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Honda Accord mated with an Audi A7

Looks striking. Come one Ford! Stop following your own tail and think it's the path to go down.

William said...

Fake exhaust outlets on an EV? Cmon.