Check Out the Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept Freshly Revealed in Shanghai
This smokin’ hot EV will sure turn a lot of headsby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 03:21
Being a purist at heart, it’s hard to condone the new futuristic design philosophies that most EVs follow. There are a few exceptions once in a while, like the Nio ET7, which looks absolutely stunning. But, it looks like the ET7 now has competition in the looks department. Lincoln has somehow managed to strike a perfect balance in every aspect and has come out with this gorgeous EV called the Zephyr Reflection. Previewed at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, the Zephyr Reflection has got us drooling and we can’t get enough of it. Unfortunately, it won’t be coming Stateside as it is a China-exclusive model.
What. A. Beauty
The Zephyr Reflection follows a design philosophy that Lincoln calls ‘Quite Flight’. This will be the design staple for future EVs. The car comes with the ‘Embrace and Farewell’ feature wherein the headlights and the full-width taillight light up when you approach the car. The huge pane grille doesn’t look too gaudy, surprisingly. The side profile looks swell with those flat wheel arches, large tires wrapped around sexy wheels, the flush door handles, and the sloping rear roofline. The rear comes with a full-width LED taillight and the Lincoln branding.
The cabin feels premium, too. There is a coast-to-coast screen on the dash that comprises a digital instrument cluster and two other touchscreens to form a panoramic screen. It seems it a little too ‘concept’ for now, so we’ll have to see if this makes it to the production car. Instead of the gear lever, there are switches right under this screen. The console between the seats has feather touch controls for the screens up front, which again, might not be carried in the same form on the production-spec Zephyr Reflection.
What About The Range-related Specs?
There is absolutely no information on the powertrain, battery, or range specs here. But, going by the dimensions and the segment it fits in, I believe it will take on the Nio ET7 directly.
If that is the case, then we are looking at specs like dual- or tri-motor setups, 600+ horsepower and torque output, sub-four-second 0-60 mph times, 500+ mile range on the top trim, and so on.
There will be less-spec’d version, too, of course. But, take this with a pinch of salt since it’s merely a speculation.
Lincoln Introduced The Corsair PHEV Too
Alongside the Zephyr Reflection, Lincoln also introduced the Corsair Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle. The crossover will be the automaker’s first ‘New Energy Vehicle’ to be manufactured in China. It will feature a 2.0-liter gasoline engine paired with a couple of motors. It will also be a tech-heavy car with the American automaker introducing the SYNC+ system on this model. The focal emphasis will be on creating a Lincoln Digital Ecosystem. We’ll hear more about it in the future.
This is just a concept version of the Zephyr Reflection, but we hope Lincoln doesn’t make a lot of tweaks to it. The inside is a little too sophisticated to be carried over on a production-spec model, so we could see a lot of changes here when the production version debuts later this year.