General Motors is developing a broad range of EVs across several segments, including a whole slew of new battery-driven utility vehicles, some of which will carry a Cadillac badge. Now, it looks as though Cadillac rival Lincoln will have its own range of EV utility vehicles on offer by 2026.
Per a recent report from Reuters, which cites three unidentified people familiar with the matter, Lincoln is preparing to launch at least five new all-electric sport utility vehicles through 2026. The new EV utility vehicles will either “replace or supplement” Lincoln nameplates like the Aviator, Corsair, Navigator, and Nautilus, with the first model out the gates slated to be a large crossover similar in size to the Aviator. The new Lincoln EV will be produced at Ford’s production facility in Oakville, Ontario via a $1.5 billion upgrade to EV production.
The Oakville facility may produce additional Lincoln EVs around the 2025 to 2026 timeframe, including potential replacements for the Corsair and Nautilus, although specific plans have yet to be finalized, according to Reuters.
Looking ahead, a larger battery-powered Lincoln SUV serving as a complement to the Navigator may go on sale by 2026, running the same architecture as the new Ford F-150 Lightning. Smaller Lincoln EVs could also run an updated version of the same all-electric platform used by the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Ford has plans to invest $30 billion into new EV models through 2030, as the automaker announced last May. The Blue Oval is aiming for a global EV production capacity of 600,000 units within the next two years, with the hopes of becoming North America’s number-two EV producer behind EV leader Tesla.
Meanwhile, Cadillac has its own lineup of all-electric vehicles in the works, the first of which is the new Lyriq luxury crossover. Future models also include an electric variant of the popular Cadillac Escalade SUV, as well as the Cadillac Celestiq, a high-end, hand-built halo luxury sedan.