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Lincoln Aviator Electric Expected To Debut In 2025, Might Get New Name

As Ford Authority reported in June, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator is receiving a few minor updates ahead of a potential refresh in 2024, though there are far bigger changes on the horizon. That includes the launch of a Lincoln Aviator Electric model, which was previously expected to launch in 2023 but was recently pushed back to late 2024 after FoMoCo decided to build it and the Ford Explorer EV at its Oakville Assembly plant in Canada rather than at the Cuautitlan Assembly plant in Mexico. Now, Automotive News is reporting that the future Lincoln Aviator Electric is expected to debut in 2025, and that it might get a new name, too.

The all-electric Aviator will reportedly enter production at the Oakville plant in 2024 for the 2025 model year, and it will also reportedly borrow heavily from the Lincoln Star Concept that debuted earlier this year. Interestingly, the report notes that FoMoCo may choose to lend the Star name to the Aviator EV, too.

These dates coincide with a previous report that the gas-powered version of the next-generation Aviator will launch in 2025 as well, while the next-gen Explorer EV model will launch in 2025 and will be followed by the ICE version in 2026, as Ford Authority recently reported. The Blue Oval expects to sell around 100,000 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator EV models annually when the two crossovers launch in the coming years.

Ford filed to trademark “Lincoln Star” last month, indicating that it is at least considering using that name on a future production model in some capacity. As for the concept, Lincoln was very clear that while it may not wind up being produced exactly as presented, the EV crossover is a design exercise that’s intended to preview the luxury brand’s future styling direction.

We’ll have more on the Lincoln Aviator Electric soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Lincoln Aviator news, Lincoln news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. RonR

    No one cares, Americans don’t care to buy EVs.

    1. RichG

      What a ridiculous comment.

  2. Neal

    Way too soon for ev vehicles quit jamming them down the American people’s throats they’re way too expensive

    1. RichG

      No one is “jamming” anything down our throats.

  3. GordonY

    The problem is that the Aviator EV is going to be set up to fail if it uses the styling direction of the Star Concept. That design is totally wrong and even below Buick standards. The stockholders should demand better and more from Lincoln. There is too much heritage not being utilized on future designs. Time for a “Breakthrough!” design and attitude to wake the dead. Lincoln has been a downward spiral for the last 20 years. PAG (Jaguar, Volvo and Land Rover) have been long gone for a number of years now. Why is Lincoln still in the gutter? Lincoln should be the shining Star of the Ford Motor Company and of the industry.

  4. Dan C.

    Agree 100% with the above comment about Lincoln becoming a leader instead of a follower. Current styling trends from both Ford and GM emphasize brand “rebadging” which is exactly why Mercury, Pontiac and Oldsmobile were axed. Rebadging enhances corporate profits big time. Meanwhile Lincon competitors like BMW, Mercedes, Audi etc offer a full line of different vehicles including cars,
    SUV’s, EUV’s etc. Lincoln has become the Buick of Ford a one trick pony, all SUV’s. As a result both these brands have seen declining sales and one of these days the “beancounters” will kill off both brands.


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