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This article was published on April 21, 2022

The Lincoln Star Concept EV is an unreal lounge on wheels — and I dig it

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The Lincoln Star Concept EV is an unreal lounge on wheels — and I dig it
Ioanna Lykiardopoulou
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Ioanna Lykiardopoulou

Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives. Ioanna is a writer at SHIFT. She likes the transition from old to modern, and she's all about shifting perspectives.

Like almost every car company nowadays Lincoln is entering the electrification era.

On Wednesday, Ford’s luxury brand revealed its long anticipated Star Concept, which offers a preview of the designlanguage and possible features of its upcoming electric lineup.

Lincoln Star Concept EV
Behold! Credit: Lincoln

Don’t get fooled by its minimalist exterior. Fully-electric concepts from many car makers rely on the idea of a lounge on wheels, but the Star Concept takes the idea to the next level.

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To maximize the feeling of space, the car comes with suicide doors and a large panoramic roof.

The frunk lid up front is covered in electrochromatic glass, allowing light in during motion, or going dark to hide the contents while parked. The trunk can potentially become an outdoor seating area when you take your vehicle in the countryside.

Lincoln Star Concept EV
Credit: Lincoln

The Star Concept goes even crazier on the inside.

To begin with, the front seats can be turned towards the rear to form a living room arrangement — which isn’t that startling.

Lincoln Star Concept EV
Credit: Lincoln

But expect no less than a very fancy lounge experience. There are extending leg rests, a refrigerator, special storage for screens and slippers, and even a glass chiller between the back seats.

Lincoln Star Concept EV
Credit: Lincoln

A massive panoramic “coast to coast” floating screen in the front contains not only the infotainment system, but also the driver information display.

Lincoln Star Concept EV
Credit: Lincoln

Adding to the experience are three distinct “rejuvenation moods,” which Lincoln says reflect the natural daily balance of human life — morning, day, and evening.

Their names are rather cheesy (Coastal Morning, Mindful Vitality, and Evening Chill), but you have to appreciate that they combine lights, displays, scents, and sounds to deliver the feeling.

Now, as with any concept car, there are no details regarding performance, but we know that the Star Concept is imagined with a flexible battery architecture, allowing for one- or two-motor configurations.

As for the concept EV’s automation potential, V2V communications, driver assists, and connected services are part of that tech suite.

Lincoln Star Concept EV
Credit: Lincoln

To curb our enthusiasm a little, the Star concept is more of an exercise than an actual future product. It remains to see how many of these insane feature will make it into Lincoln’s upcoming electric vehicles — four of which are coming by 2026.

In the meantime, we can feast our dull earthbound eyes on this crazy concept vehicle in the video below:

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