Ford Teases Mustang-Inspired Electric SUV

Teaser / Comments

But you won't spot any Mustang DNA in the teaser.

Though it won't be Ford's first fully electric vehicle, the upcoming "Mustang-inspired SUV" will likely be the most important car from the Blue Oval in the past decade. The car is rumored to arrive before the end of 2019 (possibly at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show) with an estimated driving range of 300 miles on the EPA cycle.

Ford hasn't given any concrete details about when the future SUV will arrive but it has teased us with some internal spy footage of a prototype testing in the snow. Now, the unnamed model has been teased once again via Ford's Facebook account, this time on a test track.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=409541453085737
Ford
Ford
Ford
Ford
Most Insane Nissan GT-R Powered Cars
Most Insane Nissan GT-R Powered Cars
Best Off-Road Vehicles For 2020
Best Off-Road Vehicles For 2020

As with the winter driving video, the prototype in the video is heavily camouflaged to disguise the styling. We expect the final design to draw inspiration from the current Mustang but the SUV in the video simply looks like the last-generation Escape. The video only gives us two brief glances at the car in full and mainly focuses on the development process, which involved an advanced 3D simulator and plenty of track testing.

Ford asks, "Who says electric vehicles aren't fun to drive?" The video then goes on to say, "We're using an advanced 3D simulator to maximize their potential... before testing to ensure a pulsating drive." Ford clearly wants to iterate its new EV will still be fun to drive. We also get a brief glance at what could be the final interior, featuring what appears to be old-school analog gauges, though these could likely just be part of the simulator rather than the production interior.

Ford
Ford

The video ends with the statement "Ford Electric Vehicles Are Coming." This cryptic message doesn't give any additional information for when we can expect to see this upcoming model. We predict a reveal at next month's 2019 LA Auto Show before the car goes on sale in late 2020 as a 2021 model. As for the name, 'Mach E' is still our best guess because Ford hasn't given any hints on that front either.

Ford
Ford
Ford

Join The Discussion

Popular Tags Cars