Report: Lincoln To Introduce Electrified Versions Of All Models By 2022

SEP 8 2017 BY MARK KANE 11

Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln could be electrified by 2022, which means that every model in the lineup will get a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or even an all-electric version – “according to three sources familiar with the plans”.

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An official announcement on this development is expected early next month, as new Ford CEO Jim Hackett will release an investor update on October 3rd.

While the general hybridization of the premium brand isn’t terribly interesting to us, there are several new plug-in hybrids to arrive, and there is the intention to introduce at least one (or maybe more than one) all-electric Lincoln too.

In truth, Lincoln doesn’t have much choice in the matter, as its premium competitors have already long ago started to embrace the shift (BMW, Volvo, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, etc), and there is also the fact that the company needs to comply with Chinese zero emission requirements in order to keep selling Fords regionally there.

Reuters expands on Ford’s plug-in plans:

“As the Lincoln brand rolls out redesigned versions of its existing models and introduces at least one new model, it is planning to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of those vehicles, beginning with the redesigned MKC crossover and the new Aviator crossover in 2019, the sources said.

The redesigned Lincoln Navigator utility vehicle, which goes on sale this autumn, is expected to add a conventional hybrid version in 2019.

Subsequent redesigned Lincoln models, including the MKZ sedan in 2020 and the Continental sedan and MKX crossover in 2022, are expected to include plug-in hybrid variants, the sources said.”

Recently we reported about the Ford Escape Energi Plug-In / Lincoln MKC Plug-In Hybrid test mules being spotted in the wild.

source: Reuters

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11 Comments on "Report: Lincoln To Introduce Electrified Versions Of All Models By 2022"

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(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous
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(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

lol…….Fords so damn late it’s pitiful.

F150 Brian
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F150 Brian

Of all announcements of this kind, this one is actually on the early end of the spectrum.

Prad Bitt
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Prad Bitt

Why not 2018 ?!?

fotomoto
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fotomoto

“While the general hybridization of the premium brand isn’t terribly interesting to us,”

Well it should. Numerous sales metrics across all brands point to the majority of EV buyers being former hybrid owners. Never understood the “hybrid hate” around here. Puzzling.

fotomoto
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fotomoto

Edit: I shouldn’t say “majority” but a big percentage.

Durandal
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Durandal

Those hybrid owners likely would have bought a full electric if there was one available that filled 99% of their use cases and was in their price bracket. That’s exactly what Tesla has done.

Asak
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Asak

I had to settle for a hybrid for a few years since they crushed all the electric cars.

SJC
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SJC

Hybrid is fine, they have proven tech from Ford. The grill looks Bentley instead of Zephyr.

TomBrown
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TomBrown

Dear Ford, we have to immediately slow down carbon emissions. Please show us you are genuinely concerned about climate change.

mike w
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mike w

They got rid of Mark Fields so they are heading in right direction.

PHEVfan
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PHEVfan

“electrification” to them means a standard hybrid (though they say “some” will be PHEV and EV). Hybrid was last millenia’s technology. More PHEVs and EVs please!