As it seems, Mach-E won’t be the only company’s electric vehicle for too long. The upcoming 2021 Lincoln Electric SUV is coming to the markets in a three-year time. Ford made headlines a couple of times in the past month. Firstly, the manufacturer revealed Mustang Mach-E electric crossover.
Not long after that, Ford’s luxury division, Lincoln, introduced a new Corsair Grand Touring. It is a plug-in crossover that will go on sale in 2021. Now, the manufacturer is working on a new and all-electric crossover. This time, it will wear Lincoln’s badge.
As you probably know, Ford invested half-a-billion dollars in Rivian startup. The first results of this collaboration are already here. The forthcoming 2021 Lincoln Electric SUV will ride on a Rivian skateboard platform. We’ve read a lot about the company’s U787 project. It is a plug-in hybrid model that will also use the very same architecture. However, Ford is now investing in electric vehicles. After its all-new Mach-E, we can expect new Lincoln Electric SUV in the near future as well.
The skateboard platform was the subject of many discussions. Both Lincoln’s and Rivian’s new models will ride on this chassis. The innovative architecture is designed to utilize the mass of the batteries and put them on the bottom of the vehicle. This should improve the center of gravity and provide better ride quality. Skateboard is a flat frame that also contains brakes, motors, and suspension. It is unclear what size of the new model will be. A mid-size electric crossover seems to be the most realistic outcome.
Recently, Lincoln introduced new Grand Touring versions of its Aviator and Corsair models. Both SUVs will use a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Now, the 2021 Lincoln Electric SUV is something brand-new for the company. It is the first Lincoln’s electric vehicle. Ford will start new journey with its Mustang Mach-E model. This is really getting out of hand. The game of electric cars is impressive at the moment. The future is here, no doubt about it. So, the question is: “Who are Lincoln’s competitors?” There is a lot of models that will compete for the best all-electric crossover/SUV.
For a start, Audi e-Tron is something new on the market. Furthermore, Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC are present. Lincoln could fit into that segment of luxury models. Below that, Mazda MX-30 and Nissan Ariya will surely represent something fresh and innovating. Tesla Model Y and Rivian R1S are expected to deliver fantastic performance figures. Moreover, we are waiting for Volvo XC40 and Porsche Macan EV to arrive with high mileage. Finally, Fisker Ocean was unveiled a couple of days ago.
2021 Lincoln Electric SUV Release Date
As we already wrote it, we still don’t know in which segment will 2021 Lincoln Electric SUV compete. The most likely segment is a mid-size crossover, perhaps the strongest segment on the markets right now. Lincoln will look to release its first electric crossover late in 2021.
This model will be built in Illinois plant, next to the new Rivian models. Some reports are suggesting for sales to start at the beginning of 2022. We are still waiting to see full details such as performance figures, driving range, and charging time.