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Lincoln is going to be releasing an electric SUV in 2022 and according to Reuters, it will use a custom electric chassis developed by Rivian.

Reuters also suggests that the Lincoln SUV will be a competitor to the R1S.

DETROIT (Reuters) - A battery-powered Lincoln SUV, due in mid-2022, will be the first Ford Motor Co (F.N) vehicle built on a custom electrified chassis that resembles a skateboard, which was developed by Ford-backed startup Rivian, according to several people familiar with the program.

The all-wheel-drive Lincoln SUV could compete against Rivian’s R1S, an electric sport utility vehicle slated to go into production in early 2021 that will be priced from $72,500. Both models will use Rivian’s so-called skateboard, a flexible platform that combines electric motors, batteries, controls and suspension.

On Tuesday, Ford declined to comment. Rivian did not respond to a request for comment.

The new Lincoln, which carries the internal program code U787, also could compete with premium offerings from others, including General Motors Co (GM.N), which plans to introduce at least two new electric SUVs by 2023, one for Cadillac and one that could revive the Hummer name, sources have said.

Ford invested $500 million in Rivian this year and plans to help it begin production next year at a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois.

When Ford made the investment, it said it would use Rivian’s skateboard to develop its own electric vehicle, but did not disclose details.

It is not clear where Ford intends to build the Lincoln SUV, which will be among the first of several battery-powered utility vehicles planned for Ford’s premium brand in North America and China, according to supplier sources familiar with those programs who asked not to be identified.

Ford expects to introduce a compact Lincoln electric crossover in late 2021 or early 2022 and a mid-size companion in 2023, the sources said.

The U.S. auto industry plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years to build all-electric pickups and SUVs, sectors of the market that have been among the most profitable, especially for Detroit-based automakers.

But analysts have questioned whether demand from consumers and commercial customers will come close to matching production.

Founded in 2009, Rivian has raised $1.9 billion from investors, including e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), which has ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian. The first Amazon vans will be built in Normal and are to be delivered in 2021.

Ford aims to sell an electric F-series pickup in late 2021, sources have said. It also will offer the electric Mustang Mach E SUV next year as part of plans to invest $11.5 billion by 2022 electrifying its vehicles.
 

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If they're using the same platform that means it'll likely be the same size as the R1S.

I wonder if it's going to be an electric Navigator, Aviator, or Nautilus. Or if it will be a brand new vehicle for Lincoln.
 

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Ford has officially confirmed that Rivian is partnering with Lincoln to make Lincoln's first ever electric vehicle.
  • Lincoln and Rivian will work together to develop an all-new fully electric vehicle, based on Rivian’s skateboard platform
  • Building on Lincoln’s product momentum, the all-electric vehicle will progress Lincoln’s Quiet Flight DNA and feature advanced and intuitive technologies
  • Introduction of this zero-emissions electric vehicle advances Lincoln’s electrification plan that includes the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid vehicles
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 29, 2020 – The Lincoln Motor Company announced today that 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.

Lincoln’s first fully electric vehicle will join the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid vehicles, further solidifying Lincoln’s commitment to electrification. The zero-emissions vehicle will feature connected and intuitive technologies designed to create an effortless experience for Lincoln clients.

“Working with Rivian marks a pivotal point for Lincoln as we move toward a future that includes fully electric vehicles,” said Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “This vehicle will take Quiet Flight to a new place – zero emissions, effortless performance and connected and intuitive technology. It’s going to be stunning.”

Lincoln has introduced four new SUVs including Corsair, Aviator and Navigator in the past three years. The all-new lineup has helped Lincoln’s global SUV sales grow 7 percent year-over-year and enabled the luxury automaker to deliver its best U.S. SUV sales in 16 years.

As Lincoln adds a new luxury electric vehicle to its lineup, production of the MKZ sedan will end this year in order for the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico to prepare for production of new Ford vehicles.

The Lincoln battery electric vehicle will be built off of Rivian’s flexible skateboard platform and is part of Ford Motor Company’s planned equity investment in Rivian. This all-new vehicle also is 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.

“Our vehicle development partnership with Ford is an exciting opportunity to pair our technology with Lincoln’s vision for innovation and refinement. We are proud to collaborate on Lincoln’s first fully electric vehicle,” said Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe.

 

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Why buy a Rivian over a Ford? I have a deposit on the R1T. Cool truck. Curious what the difference will be and why chose one over the other?
 

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Why buy a Rivian over a Ford? I have a deposit on the R1T. Cool truck. Curious what the difference will be and why chose one over the other?
One of the main differences is that Rivian is targeting themselves towards people that like to spend time in outdoors camping, overlanding, and off-roading. Hench the 4-motor configuration. Where as for Ford, the Mach-E is going to be mostly used for city driving (though they havea GT one for performance). We'll have to see what the Lincoln EV is going to look like.
 

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Yea, just a thought of why an electric F-150 over a R1T? Same drive train but different interior and electronics package, maybe. Would like to hear from Rivian on the differences.
 

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Yea, just a thought of why an electric F-150 over a R1T? Same drive train but different interior and electronics package, maybe. Would like to hear from Rivian on the differences.
I think the R1T would be a more luxurious vehicle inside than the F-150. As for the drivetrain, it's hard to say what the electric F-150 is going to use at this point.
 

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Can't wait to see what the Lincoln EV pickup truck looks like once revealed:

"The official announcement only happened a couple of weeks ago and specific details are still relatively scarce. All we know is that this unnamed Lincoln EV will likely be unveiled in late 2021 or early 2022. Production will even take place at Rivian's Normal, Illinois production plant, instead of a Ford-owned factory. Its design and overall capabilities will reportedly be "stunning." Count us down as interested."

mark your calendars because its going to be a good one!
 

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Can't wait to see what the Lincoln EV pickup truck looks like once revealed:

"The official announcement only happened a couple of weeks ago and specific details are still relatively scarce. All we know is that this unnamed Lincoln EV will likely be unveiled in late 2021 or early 2022. Production will even take place at Rivian's Normal, Illinois production plant, instead of a Ford-owned factory. Its design and overall capabilities will reportedly be "stunning." Count us down as interested."

mark your calendars because its going to be a good one!
Wow, Rivian is going to assemble this Lincoln EV in Ford? I wouldn't have expected that. I guess Rivian is more involved in this EV than I thought.
 

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Inside EVs took a crack at creating the design for the Lincoln electric SUV, thoughts?

Lincoln Electric SUV Rendering
 
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