In total, Lincoln will release four different all-electric vehicles.
Lincoln is finally taking the plunge in its first all-electric vehicle. The luxury brand has just released several teaser images showing a battery-powered production model slated to launch next year in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary.
The still unnamed electric car will join the plug-in hybrid versions of the Aviator and Corsair SUVs in Lincoln’s electrified lineup. The premium brand Ford wants to electrify its entire vehicle portfolio by 2030 as part of the company’s $ 30 billion electrification investment plan.
“As we accelerate the transformation of Lincoln in North America and China, now is the best time to move the Lincoln brand forward with electrification,” said Joy Falotico, President of Lincoln. “Electrification will take Quiet Flight to the next level with the smooth, exhilarating feel of takeoff and the serene quiet our customers have come to expect from Lincoln.”
The electric car will not be based on the Rivian platform, as the two companies canceled their project last year, just months after it was announced. Instead, Lincoln will rely on a new flexible architecture with rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. In the future, it will be used for at least four separate all-electric vehicles of the brand.
In terms of design, Lincoln’s first electric vehicle should follow suit from the Zephyr Reflection concept recently unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. According to the automaker, the production model’s exterior will be “striking and modern,” while the interior will have more space thanks to intelligent electrical architecture. Smart storage solutions, minimalist design and a giant panoramic roof create an airy atmosphere.
As with the Shanghai concept, the production model will be equipped with a movement indicator on the dashboard. It is also worth noting that the electric car, along with other upcoming Lincoln products, will receive a new Android-based infotainment system. Very soon, the company will also start rolling out its hands-free highway driving technology.