Lincoln Model L100 Concept: First Look

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceLincoln Model L100 Concept
At the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lincoln was honored as the featured marque of the collector car show, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the brand. Prior to the concours, Ford Motor Company’s luxury division debuted the Lincoln Model L100 Concept. Advancing Lincoln’s vision for future mobility, the Lincoln Model L100 Concept features an aerodynamic design, advanced technology and an immersive interior experience while paying homage to the 1922 Lincoln Model L — the brand’s first luxury vehicle.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceBill Ford On Lincoln
“Lincoln has been one of the most enduring and stylish automotive brands in the world and in many ways, it is perfectly positioned for a second century defined by great design, zero-emissions and technology-led experiences,” said Bill Ford, executive chair of the Ford Motor Company. “Lincoln has always been special to me and my family, especially my father and my grandfather. If there is one secret to Lincoln’s longevity, it is the brand’s ability to balance its core values with a desire to innovate and create the future,” Ford observed.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceLincoln Looking Forward
“We are at a special moment in our history,” noted President of Lincoln Joy Falotico. “Over the last 100 years, Lincoln has pioneered multiple innovations and pushed the boundaries of design that have come to define our brand as we know and love it today” Falotico said, and also observed that “With the Model L100 Concept, we reimagine what the Lincoln sanctuary might look like for our clients of tomorrow, moving us forward to define the next chapter of the Lincoln story.”

© Ford Motor CompanyGrace, Elegance, Speed
The low, sleek design of the Lincoln Model L100 Concept flows seamlessly from the front fascia down the sides of the vehicle, while the glass hood flows up into the windshield and glass roof. Advanced lighting creates a personalized experience both outside and inside the vehicle, welcoming the owner upon approach and using artificial intelligence and GPS sensors to follow the owner around the vehicle. Beneath the glass hood is a crystal greyhound hood ornament, originally selected by Edsel Ford in the 1920s to symbolize grace, elegance and speed.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceSmart Wheel Covers
At the rear, the K-tail design of the Lincoln Model L100 Concept efficiently guides air over the vehicle. Smart wheel covers utilize lighting and sensors to communicate motion, battery life and the presence of humans. The exterior is finished in metallic paint and frosted acrylic in place of chrome, with a satin digital ceramic tricoat that highlights a warm, soft white that transitions to cool blue.

© Ford Motor CompanySculpted by the Wind
“This concept allowed us to design a new experience that is unburdened by past limitations and represents an evolution of our Quiet Flight tenets,” said Kemal Curic, global design director for Lincoln. “The ultimate expression of our Model L100 design is one that moves effortlessly — a vehicle that appears to be sculpted by the wind, as if friction does not exist,” Curic pointed out.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceLincoln Model L100 Concept Interior
The glass roof of the Lincoln Model L100 Concept lifts as the rear-hinged doors open, offering access to the vehicle’s inner space. Designers of the Model L100 Concept strove to create an immersive environment with a digital floor, glass canopy and ambient lighting. The interior is composed of animal-free materials and luxury trim including amethyst accents of recycled suede fabric.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceInterior Seating Configuration
The center console chessboard of the Lincoln Model L100 Concept features a jewel-inspired chess piece controller that replaces a traditional steering wheel. The interior offers a driver-centric configuration as well as other configurations for a more social environment. The front seats can be flipped forward so front-seat occupants can face the rear-seat passengers.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceLincoln Model L100 Concept
As Lincoln’s vision of future mobility, the Model L100 Concept is an autonomous vehicle with an intelligent driving experience, connectivity and software-driven innovation. The Model L100 Concept uses advanced battery technology to enable efficient structural integration by treating the entire vehicle as a system. This approach allows Lincoln designers to create a new Lincoln experience of the future employing an elegant design while also maximizing interior cabin space.

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content ExperienceCreative Freedom
“Concept vehicles allow us to reimagine and illustrate how new experiences can come to life with the help of advanced technologies and allow our designers more creative freedom than ever before,” said Anthony Lo, chief design officer of the Ford Motor Company. “With the Model L100, we were able to push the boundaries in ways that evolve our Quiet Flight brand DNA and change the way we think about Lincoln designs of tomorrow,” Lo enthused.

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