The 2022 Lincoln Mark E will be Lincoln’s first fully electric SUV, and it is looking to take on the other luxury electric SUVs on the market. Mark E features a futuristic aerodynamic design perfect for a fully-electric vehicle. This helps extend the vehicle’s range while giving it a more aggressive stance.

Underlying this design aesthetic are the prominent grille and sharper lines. The interior of the 2022 Lincoln Mark E will likely include a large multimedia touchscreen interface and a configurable digital dashboard, similar to the ones found on current Lincoln models.

Although the name harkens back to the glory days of personal luxury coupes and sedans from the 1960s through the 1990s—that’s the “Mark” portion of the name—the E will be a new and altogether different model for the Lincoln lineup when it goes on sale sometime in 2022.

EV MOTOR AND IMPLEMENTATION

Since the deal with Rivian fell through, we aren’t sure what type of electric powertrain the Mark E will provide. It could use a similar setup to the Ford Mustang Mach E, which would mean dual electric motors and a range of battery sizes from 75.7-kWh to 98.8-kWh and up to 459-hp and standard all-wheel drive.

It could also offer a wholly brand-new system with either rear- or all-wheel drive and up to four motors, one at each wheel. We won’t know more until closer to 2022 Lincoln Mark E‘s on-sale date.

Either way, the 2022 Lincoln Mark E is shaping up to be a powerful and quick electric crossover. An adaptive suspension is likely to be standard and should provide a plush, Lincoln-appropriate ride.

 

Without more information about the Mark E’s available powertrains, it’s difficult to guess its driving range. Going with the Rivian skateboard platform would have meant a range of as long as 400 miles.

In-home charging devices are likely to be offered as an optional add-on, and we expect the Mark E to be capable of DC fast charging at public stations as well.

ENERGY AND REAL-WORLD MPG

The EPA hasn’t weighed in on fuel economy estimates for the 2022 Lincoln Mark E but in order to compete with the Model X, the e-Tron, and the Jaguar I-Pace, it will need to bring its A-game.

The Tesla, for example, is rated up to 101 MPGe for its city/highway combined rating; the Audi and Jag earned less efficient ratings of 74 MPGe and 76 MPGe combined.

Going toe-to-toe with Tesla would give the Mark E extra street cred among EV enthusiasts. For more information about the 2022 Lincoln Mark E’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH

Lincoln’s current interior design has represented a big leap forward for the revitalized luxury brand. We expect Lincoln’s 30-way adjustable Perfect Position seats to make an appearance here as well as massage functions for the driver and front-seat passenger, Bridge of Weir leather upholstery, and Lincoln’s piano-key push-button shifter.

The 2022 Lincoln Mark E could be offered as either a two- or three-row SUV, but we won’t know that for sure until closer to its on-sale date.

IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT ABD INTERCONNECTIONS

A large touchscreen infotainment system is expected to come standard on the 2022 Lincoln Mark E. Recent additions to the Lincoln lineup, such as the Aviator and Corsair SUVs offer screens as large as 10.1- and 8.0-inches respectively, both running Lincoln’s latest version of the Sync 3 software interface.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will both be standard and in-dash navigation and onboard Wi-Fi are also sure to be offered. A premium stereo system—possibly one tuned by audio-experts Revel—will be an optional feature.

PROTECTION AND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS

We anticipate a host of standard and optional driver-assistance features, ranging from the usual suspects to more advanced tech such as a semi-autonomous driving mode.

For more information about the 2022 Lincoln Mark E’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

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2022 Lincoln Mark E

2022 Lincoln Mark E

2022 Lincoln Mark E

2022 Lincoln Mark E

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