AD #3061 – Lincoln Unveils Zephyr Concept; Audi A6 e-tron Revealed; Toyota Shows Off bZ4X Concept

April 19th, 2021 at 11:52am

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Runtime: 11:05

0:14 Lincoln Unveils Zephyr Concept
1:25 Audi A6 e-tron Revealed
2:41 New VW ID.6 Looks Like Bigger ID.4
4:13 Toyota Shows Off bZ4X Concept
5:28 Honda e:prototpye Debuts
5:58 Mercedes Expands EQ Lineup with New EQB
7:25 Volvo Partners with DiDi To Test Self-Driving Cars
7:54 Genesis Electrifies the G80
8:43 Buick Updates the Envision & Verano
9:37 Xpeng Reveals New P5 Sedan

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17 Comments to “AD #3061 – Lincoln Unveils Zephyr Concept; Audi A6 e-tron Revealed; Toyota Shows Off bZ4X Concept”

  1. Lex Says:

    Will the 2022 or 2023 Honda CRV redesign be based upon the Honda Breeze with a 2.0L Turbo engine?

  2. Kevin A Says:

    Sean, with so many auto logos looking like steering wheels (Mercedes, Toyota, Honda) have any of them used a ‘logo steering wheel’ on a show car?

  3. Joe C. Says:

    That’s the nicest looking Lincoln I’ve seen in a long time. Hopefully it makes it to production both in China and Stateside.

  4. Lambo2015 Says:

    So we have to cover Chinese market to see anything new on sedans. Look forward to John’s Comment section coming back. Gotta free him up some more so he can provide his segment.

  5. ChuckGrenci Says:

    The Lincoln Zephyr and the shown Audi could be cousins; just swap Audi’s circles for the Lincoln’s badge and no-one would know.

    The Toyota’s bZ4X Concept looks like it has stolen some styling cues from the Lexus’ crossovers; not a good thing in my eye.

  6. wmb Says:

    The A6 e-tron concept is a real looker, but how does it compare in size to that off the e-tron GT? I read somewhere else that it was designed to be built along with the ICE version of the A6 (which is the reverse of the current norm, where OEM’s design the EV version to be built from the bones of the ICE. In this case the architecture purposely designed to be a BEV first and the ICE was then engineered from that platform!). A6 appears to be larger then the e-tron GT, so does that mean the A6 e-tron will be too? So where does that put it in the price structure at Audi? With the A6 being an “E” size vehicle in Europe and Audi saying that the PPE platform that the A6 e-tron rides on is can accommodate B,C and D segment vehicles, this concept much be the biggest size vehicle it can support, it would seem. Yet with Bentley also set to use this architecture and their current vehicles are at least a class size larger then the E segment, how will this work our for them? Will their vehicles become smaller? It’s seems that the more answers that the VW Group gives in regards to their BEV strategy, the more questions they create! I guess we’ll just have to wait and see?

  7. bmwcsw Says:

    Well…the future is here I suppose. A bunch of homogenized electro vehicles using terms like “kilowatt hours” and “Newton meters.” I’ve looked them up before, but they still don’t really resonate with me like good old horsepower and pound-foot.

    Also – is it just me, or are they already running out of unique design ideas for the 2-box CUVs? They all are starting to blend together so much that none of them really stand out, unless they’re really ugly like anything from Nissan.

    Man I sound like a fuddy-duddy..

  8. Marshy Says:

    I must be getting old because that Lincoln looked really good. Heck, even the Buicks caught my eye.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    For years, Europe has been getting the good stuff not sold in the US. Now, China does as well.

  10. Drew Says:

    The Toyota BZ4X concept’s instrument cluster looks like it’ll be highly susceptible to sun glare/wash-out.

    The horizontal plane between the cluster and steering wheel looks like its intended as storage shelf for phones. If so, that’s not a good idea as cell phones are sensitive to high temperatures.

    Sorry to be so negative.

  11. Sean Wagner Says:

    VW Corp. is planning for a Chinese market of 30 million vehicles, which would be close to double the US and European numbers combined.

    The Lincoln looks like a competent design that I think hews to a Volvo aesthetic and lacks some distinction.

    Now here’s a fascinating tidbit: there was a rare version of the Mark VII powered by a BMW inline six turbodiesel. Who knew?

  12. Sean Wagner Says:

    Er, edit that first paragraph. Not double.

  13. Drew Says:

    @11 That 2.4L turbo diesel came from BMW-Steyr. It was also installed in the M7 stable-mate…Continental. It was painfully slow off the line.

  14. Kit Gerhart Says:

    11-13 I remember that engine option being announced, but probably never saw one. It would have been seriously slow, 115hp in a ~3800 pound car.

  15. Sean Wagner Says:

    Clearly, nothing is beyond this comment section’s accumulated wisdom (wizdom?)!

  16. wmb Says:

    When you look at that Toyota BZ4X concept, I can see all the hard points that’s or that will be carried over to its Lexus platform mate. When you look at and compare this concept to the recent Lexus concept, save for the spindle qrill and some of the aesthetics on the surface, they could be the same vehicle! Like the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ.

  17. Roger Says:

    Ford was the only domestic brand to escape bankruptcy in the bust of 2008-2009.

    Then they made a colossal dumb decision to stop producing cars. When the next fuel crunch comes, and it will, gas prices will go sky high again, already up to $2.80 around here, people will switch away from buying SUV’s into more fuel efficient cars and Ford will be dead in the water.

    Bankruptcy to follow.