Lincoln currently does not have a single sedan on sale in the United States. The Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator are the brand’s only models for America and we’re a little excited to see that there is a brand new sedan for the Chinese market. The Zephyr made its official debut last week at the Guangzhou Auto Show before going on sale very soon, and it’s now making its first appearance on camera.
The video at the top of this page has been brought to our attention by our friends at Wheels boy 车轮 哥 who had the opportunity to film the show car at the Chinese show. Previewed by the Zephyr Reflection concept earlier this year, the vehicle takes the form of a large, sleek sedan with a traditional three-box shape and majestic appearance.
Of course, there may be design cues that we find very familiar, like the Audi A7-inspired taillights, but the overall styling is very modern and sleek. Considered a replacement for the MKZ in China, the Zephyr features a giant chrome grille with LED daytime running lights connecting the headlights and running through the entire fascia. The side profile, meanwhile, reveals that the model is slightly longer and wider than the MKZ.
The cabin is surely an exciting place, especially if you like high-tech, screen-rich interiors. The Zephyr has an absolutely insane 27-inch infotainment screen that stretches from end to end. Next to it is a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster and we’re happy to see that there are at least a few physical buttons on the center console. Interestingly, Lincoln decided to keep the old-fashioned buttons for gearshifts just below the center display.
Information leaked earlier this month confirmed that the Zephyr will be offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The power output of this configuration is 235 horsepower (175 kilowatts).