Ford Teases Mustang-Inspired 300-Mile Crossover EV For November 17th Unveil
Ford first teased the vehicle last year with a sketch of its rear-end. As evidenced by that single image, we could see the clear Mustang inspiration in the taillights. Today, Ford is giving us a another look at the vehicle in profile – again in sketch form. The Mustang influence is once again very noticeable in the headlights, fender shapes, and with the taillights.
The Dearborn, Michigan-based auto manufacturer went on to add that the crossover will be officially unveiled at an event on November 17th.
The electric vehicle is said to have a maximum driving range (with its largest battery pack) that could reach as much as 315 mile per charge according to The Detroit Bureau. For comparison, the Tesla Model X tops out at 325 miles of range with its 100-kWh battery pack. The smaller – and unreleased – Model Y can travel up to 300 miles per charge.
The new electric crossover is said to compete directly with the Model Y and may be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the low 3-second range. There are expected to be both single-motor (rear-wheel drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel drive) configurations and a performance variant.
Ford has big plans to electrify its fleet moving forward. It will have 5 new electrified SUVs (full electric or hybrid) in its lineup by 2020. The first of those vehicles have already arrived at dealerships: the 2020 Escape Hybrid and the 2020 Explorer Hybrid. However, the unnamed electric crossover – currently rumored to be called Mach E – will likely be the flagship of Ford’s SUV family with prices that could creep into the $60,000 range.