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    Re: Rumor Mill: Lincoln Getting Rivian-Based EV

    Both need to do a full on luxury dually 2500/3500, there's an untapped market there. The Blackwood failed because it was too limiting, as in only available in black, and the bed was useless. The MK-LT failed because it didn't go far enough...slapping a vertical slatted chrome grille on a F150 doesn't make a Lincoln. The EXT didn't make it because the Avalanche died, which itself was a gimmick. A Caddy/Lincoln dually would be a middle finger to the euros...something that the euros can't possibly do.
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    Re: Rumor Mill: Lincoln Getting Rivian-Based EV

    I also heard about this from the Town Hall meeting, reportedly they also stated they wanted to buy the company but Rivian wished to remain independent. Ford is already developing their F-150 BEV so I doubt Lincoln is interested in the Rivian truck as everybody who doesn't read press releases assumes. If they were, Ford already has an electric truck on the way which is very distinctive from the next-gen F-150 platform. Lincoln is getting its first BEV in 2023, but it's not the Rivian or Mach-E (it's a larger premium BEV Crossover shared with Ford to be built at Flatrock). So Lincoln will not be getting a variant of the Mach-E, probably because it's not appropriate for them.

    I'm still a little perplexed why Ford got involved with Rivian with so much parallel development already happening. Ford already has a very expensively developed BEV architecture with a Tesla-like design (Dual motors front and rear, battery sled, freakishly long wheelbase, etc.). I think the real interest must be in the EV systems, like motors and batteries. Currently, everybody except Tesla sources their motors and batteries from essentially the same suppliers (Borg Warner, GKN, LG Chem, etc). I'm not sure, but Rivian may have an appealing high-end ground-up hardware design that Ford wants.

    It still doesn't make sense to me, it may be a fruitless exercise but we'll see. I wouldn't be surprised if it's political, trying to keep the other Detroit carmakers away from buying their way into truck electrification where Ford is poised to take early leadership. I bet Ford was the only one that could tell them they're not there to copy the truck.
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    Re: Rumor Mill: Lincoln Getting Rivian-Based EV

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Both need to do a full on luxury dually 2500/3500, there's an untapped market there. The Blackwood failed because it was too limiting, as in only available in black, and the bed was useless. The MK-LT failed because it didn't go far enough...slapping a vertical slatted chrome grille on a F150 doesn't make a Lincoln. The EXT didn't make it because the Avalanche died, which itself was a gimmick. A Caddy/Lincoln dually would be a middle finger to the euros...something that the euros can't possibly do.
    I think you are 100% right. GMC should be doing this, but GM isn’t taking advantage of the potential inherent within that brand. Lincoln could really benefit from a well done half ton derivative and a well executed Super Duty derivative. Bronco could spawn an interesting Lincoln too. They just need to make sure that the look is differentiated sufficiently and the execution is solid.

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    Re: Rumor Mill: Lincoln Getting Rivian-Based EV

    Quote Originally Posted by SVT74 View Post
    I think you are 100% right. GMC should be doing this, but GM isn’t taking advantage of the potential inherent within that brand. Lincoln could really benefit from a well done half ton derivative and a well executed Super Duty derivative. Bronco could spawn an interesting Lincoln too. They just need to make sure that the look is differentiated sufficiently and the execution is solid.
    The last 2 Lincoln trucks failed if they tried something like that the GMC would curb stomp the Lincoln into the stone age.

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    Re: Rumor Mill: Lincoln Getting Rivian-Based EV

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    The last 2 Lincoln trucks failed if they tried something like that the GMC would curb stomp the Lincoln into the stone age.
    Is this a parody troll account? I mean it couldn't be more perfect if it was orchestrated. I'm not convinced this is a real human being, there can't be people this delusional and maladjusted in the world...can there? This is like the perfect setup for a response! I seriously think this guy is working for Ford.

    F-150 has all of this TODAY or in a year: Ecoboost (most powerful engines in a half-ton), Standard ALL Aluminum construction (no optional light-weighting), a modern gear selector, independent rear suspension, HUD, Adaptive Steering, 12" console display, Hybrid, BEVs, Onboard Generators, Adaptive Cruise with lane-centering and sign recognition, Raptor with adaptive Fox shocks, and WAY more...I'd love to know at what point the GMC starts stone-aging anything, let alone the Ford.
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