Or is the name for something else?
Lincoln recently released some shocking news. The American luxury brand has canceled its upcoming electric crossover, which was set to be co-developed with Rivian. The crossover would have used Rivian's flexible EV "skateboard" platform after Ford made a major investment to help keep Rivian afloat. EV sales are expected to slump heavily in 2020 hence why the model was canceled.
The company told its dealer network that the Rivian-based crossover project has been canceled but that the Lincoln brand will still get an EV of its own. In fact, a recent trademark filing uncovered by Mach E Club could give us a clue about Lincoln's upcoming EV model.
The trademark, which was filed on April 23, 2020, covers "Motor vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, sport utility vehicles, electric vehicles and structural parts and fittings; electric vehicles, namely, passenger automobiles, sport utility vehicles, and structural parts and fittings." It covers the name 'Lincoln eGlide,' which could be used in a few different ways.
It could be the name of a vehicle but more likely, it sounds like a component like a suspension system or transmission. eGlide could describe an EV direct drive that "glides" without needing to shift or a luxurious adaptive suspension system, which "glides" over road surfaces.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid already uses a suspension system called Air Glide, so perhaps this new trademark will cover this system's electric equivalent. Lincoln's Air Glide can scan the road surface up to 500 times per second and make adjustments to smooth out the ride. When combined with an EV drivetrain, we expect Lincoln's EV to be a serene experience. Lincoln's co-development with Rivian may be over but we expect the company's other upcoming EV model to share components with the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E.