Lincoln’s electrified future is previewed by the Star Concept SUV, a mid-size two-row crossover with a dramatic interior. The Star should be one of the first of several Lincoln EVs to come to market, probably in late 2024 as a 2025 model. Lincoln says both rear- and all-wheel drive electric powertrains will be part of the package. The cabin of the concept shows a full-width digital display on the dashboard, sculpted front and rear bucket seats, an integrated beverage chiller, crystal accents, and rose gold colored trim pieces. The exterior styling looks half Aviator, half spaceship, and a large front trunk area includes a drawer that slides out to access additional storage space.
What’s New for 2025?
The Star will be an all-new nameplate for the Lincoln brand when it hits the market but don’t be surprised if some if not all of the concept car’s cool features fail to make it into production. Concept cars are and always have been a place where new ideas are teased but never promised.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
While we’re reasonably sure we can anticipate a starting price of around $70,000, we aren’t sure if the Star will follow Lincoln’s current trim structure or if it will go its own way. If it continues on with base Standard, a mid-range Reserve, and a top-dog Black Label models, the midrange Reserve is likely to offer the best mix of features for the price.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
The Star is shaping up to be a powerful and quick electric crossover. Lincoln hasn’t revealed what propulsion system will power it, but we think it could use a similar setup to the Ford Mustang Mach E’s. That would mean dual electric motors and a range of battery sizes from 75.7-kWh to 98.8-kWh and up to 459-hp and standard all-wheel drive. We’ll just have to wait and see. An adaptive suspension is likely to be standard and should provide a plush, Lincoln-appropriate ride.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Lincoln’s current interior design has represented a big leap forward for the revitalized brand, but it appears as though the Star is ready to push through to yet another level of luxury. We expect Lincoln’s 30-way adjustable Perfect Position seats to make an appearance here as well as massage functions for the driver and front-seat passenger and Bridge of Weir leather upholstery. Lincoln’s piano-key push-button shifter is also a possibility.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Even if the Star Concept’s giant full-width infotainment display doesn’t make it to production, a large touchscreen of some kind is expected to come standard. Recent additions to the Lincoln lineup, such as the Aviator and Corsair SUVs, offer screens as large as 10.1- and 8.0-inches respectively, both running Lincoln’s latest version of the Sync 3 software interface. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto should both be standard, and in-dash navigation and on-board Wi-Fi are also sure to be offered. A premium stereo system—possibly one tuned by audio-experts Revel—will be an optional feature.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Range, Charging, and Battery Life
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage