Ford recently unveiled the 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric crossover, but it isn’t stopping there. In April Ford announced that it is investing $500 million in the new EV startup, Rivian to co-develop a vehicle based on its skateboard-style platform. But up until now we haven’t had a clue about which brand will get the new EV.
A new report now claims that Lincoln is slated to get a new electric SUV that will be based on Rivian’s platform. Reuters received tips from unnamed sources that the Lincoln will release the new EV in mid-2022.
The platform is also the basis for Rivian’s R1T pickup and R1S SUV, both of which are slated to arrive in late 2020. Rivian claims that the R1S has a driving range over 400 miles and the electric powertrain has over 700 horsepower.
The Rivian-based EV is only one of possibly three Lincoln electric SUVs that are in the works. A compact electric SUV is reportedly going to arrive as early as late 2021, while a midsize SUV is slated to arrive in 2023.