Lincoln is planning to introduce an all-electric Aviator, according to a report from Automotive News. However, due to significant demand for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the automaker has reportedly delayed the release date for the Aviator EV. It's now expected to begin production sometime in December of 2024.
Although Lincoln started electrifying its lineup with vehicles like the Aviator PHEV and Corsair PHEV, it doesn't yet make an all-electric SUV. With a significant push toward electrification by Ford and big investments in battery manufacturing, the brand may be well-positioned to add a compelling 100%-electric vehicle.
Unfortunately, GM appears set to beat Lincoln to the punch with the upcoming 2023 Cadillac Lyriq. The SUV will launch the company's next big EV push featuring a sleek coupe-like roofline, elegant interior, and an estimated driving range of up to 300 miles thanks to the company's new Ultium battery technology.
While it's unclear whether or not the Aviator EV will end up being a 2024-model-year vehicle, it appears to be lower on the company's priority list compared to the likes of the Ford Mach-E and upcoming F-150 Lightning pickup. Both models have racked-up thousands of reservations and an immense backlog of orders.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: 2022 Lincoln Aviator