Feel your eyes on the first spy images of Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV.
This is the 300 kilometer long electric SUV promised for 2020. Ford in early 2017 dreamed the possibility of using the Mach 1 name of the vehicle, but only this week we learned that a strong negative response from the Mustang fans has persuaded the car manufacturer to apply for a different name.  The design of the headlights, the steeply shrouded windshield and the proportions of the nose seem to confirm the rumor that the SUV has at least Mustang-inspired styling. The result should be something similar to Chevrolet's 2019 Blazer, which borrows signals from Camaro.
2020 Ford Electric SUV Spy Shots – Picture via S Baldauf / SB-Medien
Styling will ensure that the vehicle stands out in the small electric SUV segment, which will soon include listings such as the Audi e-throne, the BMW iX3, the Jaguar I-Pace, the Mercedes-Benz EQC and, if not delayed, Tesla Model Y. It should also resign the vehicle from the same size Ford Escape, which will undergo a redesign. 19659003] Engineers have tried to trick spectators by placing prototype exhaust tips as well as a sticker that reads "Only diesel fuel." The protection plate below, which is often used to protect the floor and the batteries on electrical prototypes, delivers the core identity.
Tires 225 / 60R18 mounted on the prototype, in this case Michelin all-season rubber, also hints on an electric drive, as a relatively slim tread helps reduce drag and is a popular alternative for electric cars.
Ford Ford Electric SUV Spy Shots – Picture via S. Baldauf / SB-Medien
The platform is one of a total of five modular platforms that Ford will use in the future.
The production of SUV was originally slated for Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan, but is now expected to take place at a factory in Mexico.
SUV is part of Ford's plan to launch 16 electric cars by the end of 2022, some of which are being developed exclusively for the Chinese market. Ford has a dedicated team of engineers who work with electric cars. Called Team Edison, the team has greater autonomy than you usually find in the car manufacturer to accelerate the development process. In addition to electric cars, Ford will also add plug-in hybrid power trains to core models like F-150, Escape, Explorer and Mustang in the coming years as part of their electrification plans.