Lincoln teases a new concept, possibly hinting at the company’s first dedicated electric vehicle.
Lincoln EV Concept – Overview
Soon, we’ll get our first glimpse of Lincoln’s future by unveiling a new “global” electric concept car.
On Monday, the company stated that on April 20, it would reveal a vehicle that will serve as inspiration for future electric automobiles.
Here are the major highlights:
- Lincoln showed a teaser film for a forthcoming electric concept automobile.
- Although the video reveals very little, we noticed a slanting roofline and what appears to be a Lidar sensor on the roof.
- Lincoln’s first electric vehicle might go on sale for the 2023 model year before the end of the year.
They even teased us with a cryptic teaser that gives us a sense of what to expect from the concept, which will most likely preview the brand’s first production electric vehicle.
We’ve known that Lincoln is planning a slew of new electric vehicles in the future years.
According to research published in February, five new Lincoln EVs, including some all-new models, are set for production by 2026.
The company now only produces four automobiles, which is a significant change. Introducing a new electric vehicle concept is the brand’s approach of “testing the waters.”
“This is the greatest way to know whether this new route we’ve decided to pursue is acceptable and if consumers would fall in love with them,” says Anthony Lo, Ford’s chief design officer in Autonews.
Last year, the Company announced its aspirations for electric vehicles, and now the firm is previewing an electric concept car that will premiere on April 20.
This will presumably be a preview of the Company’s first electric model, an electric SUV slated to appear later this year in production form, and will “act as inspiration” for the company’s next EVs.
The teaser video starts with an illuminated Lincoln emblem before drawing a white wheel arch, hood line, and sloping roofline.
A slight protrusion on the front of the roof appears to be a Lidar sensor, similar to the one found on the new Lotus Elite.
Lincoln has recently revealed some inside sketches for its EVs, albeit the graphics indicate a broad design approach and do not correspond closely to the upcoming concept.
Lincoln’s first electric car was supposed to cooperate with Rivian, a startup in which Ford owns a 12 percent investment that would have used the R1S SUV’s chassis and motor, but that idea was cancelled in 2020.
Although we don’t know how similar the crossovers will be, it seems more likely that the Mustang Mach-E and Lincoln’s first EV will share components.
The first production Lincoln EV might debut by the end of the year and go on sale for the 2023 model year, competing against the Cadillac Lyriq, which just started production, and the Audi e-tron, Tesla Model X, BMW iX, and Jaguar I-Pace.