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News Rivian + Ford = Lincoln Mark E Electric SUV

Rivian + Ford = Lincoln Mark E Electric SUV

Rivian and Ford’s partnership will birth a luxury electric SUV for Lincoln.


  • The Mark E will share much with the Rivian R1S.

  • Expected for 2022.

  • Could offer a combined 700-horsepower or more.


Lincoln and Ford have been hard at work rebuilding the luxury brand’s image and so far, with the exception of the “new” Continental, every step taken has paid off with interesting and attractive models. This is no way means that the vehicles are selling however this upcoming fully-electric SUV from Lincoln and Rivian could prove to be a solid offering in the burgeoning luxury SUV segment.

Ford Invests $500 Million in Rivian To Develop Electric Vehicle

Almost exactly a year ago, Ford announced that it was investing $500 million in the EV startup company. The first confirmed vehicle will be, more or less, a rebadged Rivian R1S SUV which will be dolled up into a Lincoln. Like the R1S, the Lincoln Mark E will roll on the “skateboard” platform with vigor thanks to individual electric motors located in each wheel. This configuration will probably sport a Black Label moniker and fetch well beyond the $125k range. Speaking of range, a dual-motor setup will likely be offered in the US, with more range, however a de-tuned quad-motor unit could be offered as a base model for just over $100k.

Rivian R1S 3-row all-electric SUV
Rivian R1S | Photo: Rivian Automotive

When the Lincoln Mark E arrives in 2022, it will face off with the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X, Audi e-Tron, and future GM electric SUVs.

We do have one question: Will the Lincoln Mark E be able to do the tank turn?

Rivian Introduces The Tank Turn

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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