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Amazing Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Revealed In Shanghai

Ford's luxury brand, Lincoln, has discontinued its MKZ and Continental sedans, leaving an SUV-only lineup consisting of the Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator, and Navigator. It is well-known that the US isn't exactly fond of sedans anymore, but in other markets like China, this body style is still relevant. Lincoln has unveiled the Zephyr Reflection concept car at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, and it is leaving us jealous.

Rumors rose a few years back that Lincoln would reuse the Zephyr nameplate, and this concept previews the beautiful design of Lincoln's next generation of sedans. The production version should look fairly similar to this vehicle, and it is coming later this year alongside another exclusive model, the Corsair PHEV. There is just one problem. Lincoln might not bring the 2022 Zephyr to the US.

Although this might not be coming stateside, the Lincoln designers focused on making the Zephyr represent the next generation of American luxury with Lincoln's premium design direction. The grille is an evolutionary take on its current grille design, with a cascading starburst design, with the iconic Lincoln star forming out of two horizontal chrome lines. Flush door handles connect seamlessly with the flowing creases in the sheetmetal and modern Satin Silver, Copper, and Tinted Chrome exterior colors. Like most new concept vehicles, the Zephyr Reflection also features a welcome lighting sequence that greets the driver when he/she walks up to the car.

Inside, the Zephyr is all about technology, with a 'coast to coast' infotainment screen seen in other vehicles like the Honda e. It integrates three different displays into a Constellation theme from the Machine Interface language, or HMI. Lincoln also minimized physical controls and placed most of the controls in the infotainment system. Much like other Lincoln models, the Zephyr Reflection lets the driver choose between different styles and themes, such as Normal, Sport, and Zen. They also sculpted the steering wheel into an edgy, futuristic shape that follows a new design trend. This concept appears to be similarly sized to the MKZ, and although most would expect this car to be an EV, Lincoln said the Zephyr Reflection is powered by gas, and we think a hybrid could be offered as well. They didn't specify an exact powertrain, but this is good to hear for Lincoln fans. All we need now is for this car to come to the US.

Source: Lincoln


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