Ford did not say what type of vehicle it might make with EV platform from Rivian, but you may not have to hang around for authorized news to check out. Media sources state that Ford’s Lincoln badge is designing an all-wheel SUV on the service with plans to launch it in middle of 2022. Most other details were not accessible, but this might expectedly be a “finest” model that might vie against deals from GM speculated to emerge by end of 2023.
Rivian and Ford have not answered on the apparent rumor.
The decision might make logic. Ford has not been shy about depending on others to pace its EV plan, comprising strategies to develop a vehicle on electric platform of VW. Rivian might assist Lincoln swiftly develop an electric SUV without spending the resources and time required to develop it from scratch. This can also assist Lincoln’s deal outshine other EVs from Ford with less work. It may just be a matter of what takes place next. The SUV can be a one-off, but it can also be the beginning of an enduring tie with Rivian if the car proves victorious.
On a related note, Lincoln earlier claimed that it is looking to set itself as the most excellent luxury SUV brand in the US at the 2020 LA Auto Show. The firm launched a duo of plug-in hybrids: the 7-passenger top-of-the-line Aviator Grand Touring, which rolls out this fall, and the packed-in Corsair Grand Touring. The Aviator Grand Touring is an SUV providing all-wheel-drive first-electric ability by Lincoln that is planned to launch next summer.
The Corsair will match a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter gas engine with an everlasting synchronous magnet motor to create an expected 266 HP. The electric powertrain, on the other hand, is developed more to offer the gas engine a boost in performance instead of propelling the SUV separately.