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Ford Plans To Add 5 New Electric Lincoln SUVs By 2026

The future of Lincoln is all-electric

According to Reuters, Lincoln, Ford Motor Company’s luxury automotive subsidiary, plans to deliver at least five new battery electric sport utility vehicles by 2026. According to the reports, the new models will supplement or replace the current Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator, and Navigator. It’s uncertain what the fifth vehicle will be.

It’s all part of Ford’s goal to invest $30 billion in electric vehicles and batteries between now and 2030, which was unveiled in May. It claims that it would produce 600,000 electric vehicles worldwide in the next two years, as part of its goal to become “the clear No. 2 electric vehicle maker in North America” behind Tesla.

According to Reuters, the corporation plans to invest $1.5 billion to remodel its Oakville facility in Ontario to produce the first Lincoln electric SUV, which will be similar in size to the present Aviator (which, itself, is built off the Ford Explorer platform). They claim their information is based on knowledge of Ford’s supplier communications.

According to the sources, who cite internal planning documents, many more Lincoln electric crossovers, including probable successors for the tiny Corsair and midsize Nautilus, might be constructed in Oakville in 2025–2026. The models’ production schedules have yet to be finalised. Anika Salceda-Wycoco, a spokesman for Lincoln, said it was “too early to talk about particular details concerning future vehicle or manufacturing plans” on Thursday. The interior drawing for a Lincoln SUV displayed above bears a striking resemblance to the front windshield of the Tesla Model X.

According to same sources, several of the smaller Lincoln EVs will share an enhanced version of the EV chassis that supports the Ford Mustang Mach-E. According to the sources, a larger Lincoln SUV, equivalent in size to the Navigator, would enter production in 2026 and will share the dedicated electric truck platform being built for the next-generation Ford F-150 Lightning. Initially, there were reports that it will be developed on Rivian’s EV platform, but that plan has been scrapped.

Ford is collaborating with SK Innovation to create two battery factories to provide its electric car lineup, which includes the E-Transit, Mustang Mach-E, and the nearly sold-out F-150 Lightning electric pickup. There’s no news yet on whether Ford-branded versions of the new Lincoln electrics (or Ford-branded versions of Lincolns) will be available, but it seems obvious that Ford dealers would want to offer their customers more than one electric passenger vehicle. You’ll know more when we know more.