The Shanghai Motor Show continues to be in full swing in China where unveils of all kinds are unveiled to the whole world. Although some models, such as the Genesis G80 EV and the Toyota bz4x electric , are planned for our market, other novelties are only intended for the Chinese market. This is the case with this Lincoln Zephyr Reflection concept , a grand luxury sedan that we will certainly never see.
Indeed, it is sad to note that an American brand with as much heritage as Lincoln offers a luxury sedan that will be exclusively assembled and marketed in China. Regardless, unlike North American consumers, the Chinese still love sedans. However, to meet the demand, Lincoln is releasing an old name from mothballs.
Although Lincoln has yet to say anything about the technical characteristics of the Zephyr Reflection concept, the automaker has confirmed that a production version will go on sale next year.
Its design is inspired by other recent Lincoln vehicles, such as the Aviator and Corsair. It is a sedan that is both elegant and modern and which incorporates the character lines of the manufacturer. It is in good taste. It is the same in the passenger compartment where we find the same sleek dashboard. However, the Zephyr takes it one step further by incorporating a fully digital scoreboard that stretches between the A-pillars, a trend that has become common in the industry.
As for engines, it would be quite logical to assume that a plug-in hybrid engine or even an electric motor is found under its hood. After all, this Zephyr will be assembled alongside the Lincoln Corsair PHEV in China. In all likelihood, it will use the same architecture as its colleague. If so, it would be a midsize sedan like the old MKZ and not a large sedan like the Continental.
Are we going to see something similar here? Very unlikely. After all, Ford and Lincoln are now focusing their efforts on marketing SUVs, and, seeing the disastrous sales of the Continental before its death, it would be tax illogical to give it a second try. But who knows what the future holds?