In a press release dated January 29, Lincoln announced it is “working together with Rivian to develop an all-new electric vehicle previously announced as part of Ford Motor Company’s original investment in Rivian.”
The Lincoln battery electric vehicle will be built off Rivian’s flexible skateboard platform and is part of Ford Motor Company’s planned equity investment in Rivian and will also be part of Ford’s previously announced investment of more than $11.5 billion into electrification, which includes the Mustang Mach-E and a fully electric version of the best-selling F-150 pickup.
The yet to be named electric SUV from Lincoln will be built at the Ford factory in Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico where the Lincoln MKZ sedan is currently manufactured. That car will be discontinued, apparently, as sedan sales continue to plummet in North America.
This vehicle will take Quiet Flight to a new place — zero emissions, effortless performance and connected and intuitive technology. No timeline for when the new EV from Lincoln is expected to be in showrooms has been announced.
Reference- Lincoln Press Release, Motor Trend, Clean Technica