Lincoln’s president, Joy Falotico, said that the Star Concept is an example of how the company will turn the car “into a third space – a true place of sanctuary”. To that end there are two rows of seats with two reclined, wraparound seats with footrests in each. There’s even a storage space for slippers, says Lincoln, and a “luxurious glass beverage chiller” between the two rear seats. To maximise the feeling of light inside the cabin the entire roof is glass, with a digital shade, while the a- and d-pillars are made of a 3D printed metal lattice. Then there are lights all over the place – in the floor, behind the seats, in the doors and more.
Up front there’s a pretty two-spoke steering wheel, ahead of which rests a “coast-to-coast” curved display, beneath which there’s a smaller control panel with which you can select one of three “moods”, which tie together the in-car audio, scent and lighting. First of all, there’s ‘Coastal Morning’, which uses the sound of the ocean, the fragrance of sea mist and the “warm glow of the sun” to “replicate a stroll on the beach at sunrise”. Then there’s ‘Mindful Vitality’, which Lincoln says reenergises the senses, with “upbeat audio, dynamic abstract artwork” and soft, glowing lighting. Finally, you can enjoy ‘Evening Chill’, with a “calming night soundtrack coordinated with night sky video and an evergreen fragrance”.