Though the Ford Explorer EV recently debuted in the European market, it’s essentially nothing like the all-electric version of the long-running crossover that will debut in the North American market after it enters production in 2025. Rather, that model – along with a Lincoln Aviator EV of sorts – will be three-row crossovers riding on the new, dedicated, GE2 platform, and both will be produced at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada. However, as Ford Authority reported a little over a year ago, the Lincoln Aviator EV may be called something entirely different.
This prior report suggests that not only will the Aviator EV will feature styling elements inspired by the Lincoln Star concept, but that it may very well wear the Star name, too. In fact, Ford even filed to trademark “Lincoln Star” last year as well, indicating that it is at least considering using that name on a future production model in some capacity – whether it be the Aviator EV or something completely different.
While additional rumors surrounding the future all-electric Aviator-sized vehicle remain scant, Ford CEO Jim Farley did recently hint that the Explorer EV will feature a large frunk, Pro Power Onboard, three-rows of seating, sleek styling, and around 350 miles of range, all of which could possibly be shared with its Lincoln counterpart.
At this point, it seems at least somewhat likely that FoMoCo will go in a different direction rather than just naming the future luxury all-electric crossover the “Aviator EV,” “Aviator Electric,” “E-Aviator,” or something similar, but then again, it could choose to keep things simple. Regardless, we’re curious to hear what you think – should Lincoln stick to something simple, like one of those monikers or simply adding an “E” to the name of the all-electric Aviator, or come up with an entirely new name like the Star? Let us know by voting in the poll below!