It will be one of 16 electric vehicles Ford plans to launch by 2022.
To fill the void of passenger cars in its US line-up, Ford is launching several new SUVs and trucks within the next few years including a new version of the Bronco and a smaller SUV nicknamed the baby Bronco. A new high-performance electric SUV inspired by the Ford Mustang is also coming.
Originally, Ford was planning to call it the Mach 1, but an overwhelmingly negative reaction has prompted the automaker to scrap that idea. Wise move. While the name of the model hasn’t been announced, Ford has released a render image giving us a first look at the upcoming electric SUV.
Shown from the rear, the design is clearly heavily inspired by the Mustang as the SUV replicates the muscle car’s three-bar taillight design, sloping roof and wide fenders, giving it a sporty appearance befitting a performance-focused SUV. Other details are still being kept under wraps for now.
So far, we know the Mustang-style SUV will be built on Ford’s new modular electric platform, which is one of five platforms Ford will use in the future. Ford has also already confirmed the SUV will have a 300-mile range, but no performance specifications have been revealed yet.
It will also be one of 16 electric cars Ford plans to launch by the end of 2022 built by a dedicated team of engineers known as Team Edison in the fight against Tesla. As part of its electrification plans, Ford will also introduce hybrid variants of the Mustang, F-150, Escape, and Explorer.