Photos: Lincoln’s concept design, Model L100, feels out of this world
Celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary, the company has unveiled a luxury electric vehicle concept. The name Model L is Lincoln paying homage to the brand’s first luxury vehicle 1922 Model L.
“Lincoln has been one of the most enduring and stylish automotive brands in the world and in many ways,” said Bill Ford, executive chair, Ford Motor Company, announcing the new concept design. “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 added.
The L100 concept design prioritizes personal luxury above all else. An interactive, center console chessboard features a jewel-inspired chess piece controller that captures light and depth by redefining the vehicle controls inside the cabin.
As the controller replaces the traditional steering wheel in this autonomous concept vehicle, the travel experience is intuitive and effortless. The Molde L100 was created with an intelligent driving experience, connectivity, and software-driven innovations.
By removing driving from transportation, the design team created Driver-centric and social seating configurations that allow front seating space to switch forward and rearward-facing positions.
The entire interior has been designed to create an immersive environment. The digital floor, canopy, and ambient lighting all harmonize to create a personalized experience that can enhance your mood. Orchestrated like a fine-tuned symphony with interior lighting that blends with sound, scent, and touch, the digital floor transports passengers to the sanctuary of tomorrow.
The Model L100 concept uses next-generation battery cell and pack technologies to deliver game-changing energy density and enable efficient structural integration by treating the entire vehicle as a system.
The exterior of the concept design is also elegant. Tail-down, relaxed and sleek, the aero-shaped design is low to the ground, seamless, and flush in its details, with a K-tail execution efficient in guiding the air over the vehicle. Designers used metallic paint and frosted acrylic in lieu of chrome with a satin digital ceramic tri-coat – highlighting a warm, soft white that transitions into cool, open-air blue.
The concept design’s glass roof and reverse-hinged doors lift to give a sense of welcome with the signature Lincoln Embrace.
“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," said Anthony Lo, chief design officer of Ford Motor Company.
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