Lincoln Star Concept Preview
Lincoln has pulled the wraps off the Lincoln Star Concept vehicle, which broadly hints at electric vehicles (EVs) coming from the brand. The battery-electric SUV concept anticipates a production model that should follow in the 2024 or 2025 model year. Though Lincoln was very stingy with mechanical details, expect the new EV to borrow heavily from the Ford Mustang Mach-E. This battery-electric vehicle has been on sale since December 2020.
The Lincoln Star Concept enables Ford Motor Co.'s luxury brand to get into the EV game just as introductions of battery-electric luxury SUVs are exploding. The automaker expects the new Star SUV to be Lincoln's answer to the Cadillac Lyriq that will go on sale momentarily as a 2023 model. The Tesla Model X led the way in the luxury battery-electric SUV segment. The Audi E-tron, BMW iX, Jaguar I-Pace, and the Volvo XC40 Recharge have since joined the competition.
Based on the information Lincoln has released, it is too early to describe the Lincoln Star model lineup or even confirm that "Star" will be the production model's name. The first Lincoln EV will roll on a dedicated electric vehicle platform that will enable both rear-drive and all-wheel-drive (AWD) versions, a tactic prevalent with current EVs. Lincoln did announce that by mid-decade, it would offer not just one but three fully electric models. It also made the bold assertion that "more than half of its global volume will be zero-emissions vehicles" by the middle of this decade. Further, the automaker said a fourth battery-electric model will join the Lincoln fold by the end of 2026.