Ford really wants fans to be very excited about the future of the company. While all sedans are being killed, including the merger, a dozen new cars will be released in the United States to fill all possible crossover, SUV and pickup niche. One of the new machines will be a performance-oriented electric SUV scheduled for 2020, which – fortunately – will not get the famous Mach 1 name.
When it was announced for the first time, it was bothered the model could possibly get Mach 1 moniker. However, a strong negative response from fans in the United States has forced Ford to think of another name. A final decision has not yet been taken, but it is probably safe to assume that the big Mustang brand is not to be used on a high vehicle.
"We are putting it out there to evaluate it," Ford's global market president Jim Farley commented on Automotive News in a recent interview. "There are pros and cons. I do not want to handicap it at this time, but we have a very strong reaction from people."
For the electric SUV, Ford wants to mix a Mustang-inspired design in front of EV performance and high levels of practical function. This will be achieved by using a brand new modular platform for electric cars, one of a total of five architectures that Ford will use in the future, and an efficient electric drive with a range of 300 kilometers between fees.
"Mustang has a soul. It is a balance between performance and design," said Mustang's chief designer Darrell Behmer. "If you can capitalize on the cache and let it rub the rest of the portfolio, it's good."
It was only yesterday when we shared spy photographs that possibly show a prototype of SUV EV. The test car looked strange in many ways, and even though it had an outlet, it could be a part of a smart apron to throw us off the trail.
Source: Car news by motor company