Looking to the future, Lincoln has partnered with Rivian to produce its first fully electric vehicle.
Relying on Rivian’s skateboard platform, the new vehicle will feature advanced and intuitive technology designed to create an effortless experience for Lincoln customers.
Introduction of this zero-emissions vehicle advances Lincoln’s electrification plan that includes the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid vehicles.
“Working with Rivian marks a pivotal point for Lincoln as we move toward a future that includes fully electric vehicles,” said Joy Falotico, president of The Lincoln Motor Company. “This vehicle will take Quiet Flight to a new place – zero-emissions – effortless performance and connected an intuitive technology. It’s going to be stunning.”
Rivian CEO, RJ Scaringe, said it is an exciting time for the company to partner with Lincoln.
“Our vehicle development partnership with Ford is an exciting opportunity to pair our technology with Lincoln’s vision for innovation and refinement. We are proud to collaborate on Lincoln’s first fully electric vehicle.”
The Lincoln electric vehicle will be built of of Rivian’s flexible skateboard platform and is a part of Ford Motor Company’s planned equity investment in Rivian.
The new electric vehicle is part of Ford’s previously announced investment of more than $11.5 billion into electrification which also includes the Mustang Mach-E and fully electric version of the best-selling F-150 pickup truck.
Lincoln has introduced four new SUVs over the past three years including the Corsair, Aviator, and Navigator. This all-new line-up has helped Lincoln’s global SUV sales grow seven percent over several years. This is Lincoln’s best U.S SUVs sales year in 16 years.
As Lincoln ads a new luxury electric vehicle to its lineup, production of the MKZ sedan will end this year in order or the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico to prepare or production of new Ford vehicles.
Written by Brian Lockhart