As automakers face increasing regulatory pressure to sell more electric vehicles, electrification naturally is becoming top priority with global automakers as a result. US luxury automaker Lincoln may be a little late in the game, but is reportedly prepared to catch up with hybrid powertrains for each model it sells by 2022.
Ford, in 2016, confirmed US$4.5 billion investments to electrify its mainstream line-up. Lincoln will benefit from engineering synergies from parent Ford and produce one or more pure battery-powered EVs. Ford as we know is extending hybrid powertrains to more than a dozen models from the popular F-150 pick-up to the Mustang.
Lincoln will fast track the electrification programme and the redesigned MKC followed by an upgraded Lincoln Navigator utility vehicle. Subsequent redesigned hybrid Lincoln models to roll out will include the MKZ sedan in 2020 and the Continental sedan and MKX crossover in 2022.