Ford's Mustang-inspired electric SUV to spawn 'elegant' Lincoln model

An executive says all-electric platforms provide much more flexibility to pursue unique brand-specific design elements.

Ford has shed light on plans to build a Lincoln-badged EV on the same platform that will underpin the Mustang-inspired electric crossover.

The company's president of North America, Kumar Galhotra, has promised the Lincoln model will retain the brand's "quiet luxury" mantra and be "absolutely" distinct from the Ford crossover, according to an Automotive News report.

"The BEV technology gives us so much freedom to sculpt that vehicle exactly how we want it," the executive added. "We're going to create elegant Lincoln BEVs."

The Blue Oval is working on no less than 16 EVs to launch by 2022. CEO Jim Hackett recently promised there will be a "big surprise" coming next year, while another executive confirmed plans to build an all-electric F-Series pickup.

The company expects to spend $11 billion on its first wave of EV development.

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