The brand-new 2023 Lincoln Zephyr is on the way. However, this iconic luxury sedan will not arrive in the United States. Instead, this model is coming to China exclusively. Lincoln presented a new Reflection Concept this April. It is a good start for the manufacturer and the new Zephyr will reportedly look exactly the same as the original concept. The styling is not so futuristic, but it looks impressive.
This is also the first look at Lincoln’s new design language. The interior will look closer to the Ford Evos. Of course, Zephyr will be a premium model with so much to offer. Under the hood, we expect only one engine and it is a 2.0-liter gasoline unit. The sales will begin in the first half of 2022, in China.
Lincoln Zephyr Exterior Design
The upcoming 2023 Lincoln Zephyr looks impressive. According to the manufacturer, this sedan is specifically designed for young customers. On the other hand, Lincoln will maintain its tradition and Zephyr will look premium as always before. We saw two photos, suggesting two different trim levels.
One of the models looks sportier, while the other one is more premium, wearing more chrome accents. The front fascia hosts a full-width light bar, while the rear taillights are available with a 3D floating effect. As for the dimensions, Zephyr will be 196.1 inches long. This model will offer 18-inch and 19-inch rims.
Inside the cabin, the 2023 Lincoln Zephyr will be dominated by a 12.3-inch digital cluster and a larger 27-inch fully customizable touchscreen. This unit can be split into multiple displays, or you can keep it on a full-screen mode. Moreover, this screen comes with the “The Future Letter” function. This system allows you to schedule content that will appear at a designated time.
Impressively, Lincoln added 128-color ambient lighting, relaxation modes, and digital scents. There will be a lot of interesting modes, a new-gen SYNC4 infotainment system, and over-the-air updates. Lastly, the Zephyr model offers Co-Pilot 360 2.0 safety suite and ActiveGlide Level 2 hands-free technology.
What is ActiveGlide System?
Lincoln ActiveGlide will add to the automaker’s already extensive arsenal of driver-assist systems by allowing hands-free driving. The system, like Ford’s BlueCruise, will use a combination of cameras, radars, and driver-monitoring technologies.
Lincoln did not provide any additional information, although ActiveGlide is quite comparable to BlueCruise in all of these ways. Using a powerful camera and radar-sensing technology, the latter enables hands-free driving on the pre-mapped highways.
We don’t know that much about Zephyr’s performances. Some reports are suggesting only one powertrain option. Some other speculations predict an optional engine as well. At this moment, we only know that the 2.0-liter gasoline engine will come as standard. This potent unit will develop up to 235 horsepower. On top of that, an eight-speed automatic transmission will be in use.
2023 Lincoln Zephyr Release Date, Price
We cannot discuss the price of the 2023 Lincoln Zephyr. It is too early to predict the sedan’s price, especially as this is a model for Chinese markets. Anyway, the Zephyr model will hit the dealerships in China in the first half of 2022.