Lincoln Zephyr Gets a Second Life… in China

Lincoln’s North American lineup is now car-free with the recent elimination of the Continental and MKZ. In China, however, sedans are still very popular and we saw a prime example at Auto Shanghai 2021 this week.

Remember the Lincoln Zephyr? It’s an important nameplate in the brand’s long and rich history, one that was brought back for a single model year (2006) before the MKZ took over.

Styling was pretty dull to say the least, but you definitely can’t say that about the new Lincoln Zephyr Reflection concept introduced in Shanghai, which will turn into a production model later in 2021.

Photo: Lincoln

Designed exclusively for China, this new sedan embodies American luxury with a fantastic take on Lincoln’s modern design aesthetics. The brilliantly sculpted hood and body sides, super-stylish alloy wheels and ultra-thin LED headlights connected by a light strip combine with an athletic profile to create a sleek yet racy family car that will appeal to younger drivers.

The interior is equally impressive. The two-tone layout is extremely clean and fancy at the same time, with minimalist controls capped by a full-width digital interface, the latter comprised of three massive displays. There are three themes to choose from: Normal, Sport and Zen.

Photo: Lincoln

As for power, while the partially closed grille hints at an electric car, Lincoln confirmed that the Zephyr Reflection concept uses a gas engine, though it didn’t provide any specifications.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

NewsLincoln Nautilus Gets Significant Update for 2021
The Lincoln Nautilus , which replaced the MKX two years ago, is getting a significant mid-cycle update, although it may not seem like it when you look at the vehicle. Upon closer inspection, the lower front bumper has been revised and no longer features chrome trim around the fog lights.
NewsLincoln Continental to be Killed for the Third Time
Lincoln has just confirmed what many have been suspecting for quite some time: the Continental full-size luxury sedan will be eliminated in North America at the end of 2020. It will survive in China but for one more model year only. Third time was NOT the charm for the legendary …
NewsLincoln MKZ on the Way Out, Replaced by New Electric SUV
With Lincoln about to add a new luxury electric vehicle to its lineup, parent company Ford announced on Wednesday that production of the MKZ sedan will end later in 2020 in order for the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico to prepare for production of more modern and profitable vehicles. Just …