At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the U.S. automaker unveiled the Lincoln L100 Concept. The concept car is intended to represent the future of the brand and has some exciting design and technology highlights to offer.
Lincoln L100 Concept in detail
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln brand, the automaker showed off an exciting concept vehicle at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that is meant to be a vision of the brand’s future. Although the Lincoln L100 Concept will probably never be produced in series in this form, the concept of the e-car is certainly exciting.
The design of the luxury car is inspired by the classic Lincoln Model L from 1922, but naturally focuses on a modern look and even more modern technology. In the process, the concept car is designed for autonomous driving and is meant to combine an intelligent driving experience with smart connectivity and software-based innovations.
Thanks to “next-generation battery cell and battery pack technologies” the L100 is said to offer “breakthrough energy density”, the manufacturer said in the presentation. This approach, it said, also allows for an entirely new, elegant design – for example, with a very elongated hood, but one that is also reflected in the interior and opens up new possibilities.
L100 as a vision of the future
In purely visual terms, the Lincoln L100 Concept gives itself a very futuristic appearance. The glass sunroof can be folded away completely to the rear, while the wheels are equipped with illuminated trim – whether both technologies can ever go into series production is extremely doubtful.
Things get more interesting and realistic in the interior, however, which is supposed to offer significantly more space thanks to the smart battery solutions. An interactive center console including a crystal-look controller is to open up new possibilities. It is to replace the classic steering wheel and thus enable more intuitive operation of it autonomous vehicle.
Thanks to a “social seating configuration”the seats can be adapted to the situation in each case. The front row of seats can be turned around so that the passengers there can sit opposite those in the rear seats.
The smart lighting inside and out is designed to provide a personalized experience tailored to passengers and to be able to detect customers approaching the car. In doing so, the lighting is said to follow passengers around the car, providing a unique experience thanks to AI and GPS sensors.
In addition, there is a large screen that stretches almost across the entire floor of the Lincoln L100 Concept’s interior. What will be displayed on it is unclear. The accompanying video of the concept car does show images of the sea, which is presumably meant to create a lounge-like atmosphere while driving.
“With the Model L100 Concept, we have reinterpreted what the Lincoln sanctuary could look like for our customers of tomorrow. The concept serves as the next step for the coming capital of Lincoln history,” said Joy Falotico, president of Lincoln.