According to sources, the upcoming Ford Mustang-inspired electric SUV will be unveiled this year.
The latest official announcement about this electric crossover inspired by the Ford Mustang goes back several weeks already and the manufacturer has still not given a date or additional information on this first real electric offensive in the utility niche.
The British magazine Autocar, on the other hand, says that the Dearborn manufacturer will unveil a concept vehicle before the end of the year, and the brand managers will disclose the name of the production model when it hits the market somewhere in 2020 as a 2021 model.
The name Mach 1 has been removed from the list, following many complaints from the public still attached to the past of this name related to the Mustang. However, the name Mach-E has also been reserved and could be the one that will be affixed to the flanks of this first Ford electric SUV. However, it will be necessary to wait for the official unveiling, because the registration of a name with the authorities is not a certainty that it will be retained.
What we know so far is that this model eagerly awaited by EV enthusiasts will be able to travel a distance of 600 km between recharges, according to the WLTP cycle. In other words, the possible distance for the North American model will be a little shorter.
We must also expect a choice of battery, as is the case for other electric models. The consumer will have to choose the capacity of the battery pack to better meet his needs. Autocar even claimed that Ford wanted a performance variant, to give some headaches at the most powerful versions of Teslas.
It remains to be seen whether the presentation of this future model will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the fall, or even at the Los Angeles Auto Show just before the holidays. Unless Ford has thought of another scenario to interfere in the utility electric niche.