Mustang-related EV model will be an SUV, although Mustang influence has been confirmed

Ford is developing a Mustang-related electric performance SUV, with the evocative name Mach1.

The brand revealed that its first battery electric performance car will take the SUV body style, as well as being related to the Mustang

Ford says it has learned from early BEVs that people like 'really nice products'. The plan is to concentrate on 'electrifying the iconic nameplates’ according to president of global operations Joe Hinrichs, making cars with fairly high sticker prices, rather than specialising in electric compacts.

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This suggests that the electric performance SUV will be a derivative of an existing nameplate, rather than a full, stand-alone EV. The Explorer was shown in the brand’s announcement video for the project, although it’s not confirmed that this will be the host model to Mach1. The Mach1 nameplate was originally used on the Mustang, but isn't confirmed for production.

Ford’s Mach1 is key part of a new doubling of its investment in electric cars from $4-5bn to more like $11bn, slightly extending the period for that investment to 2022. Mach 1 will be an early one of the new cars, arriving in 2020.

The $11bn starts with the Mach1 BEV. Between now and 2022 company will spend its dish on 40 new cars - 16 full EVs and 24 hybrids. 

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15 January 2018

Ford going Macan chasing aswell now......?

Peter Cavellini.

15 January 2018

Releasing 16 full EVs between 2020 and 2022 - so that's 8 a year from a company that has no proper EV at present and no plans to release a single one soon.

Forward thinking companies like Nissan have only done a handful in four times that period. 

Oh how about a GT40 Electric SUV (written saracastically)

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

15 January 2018
GM will name the electric SUV "The Judge".
Next is Nissan's GT-R of electric SUV? Or is Alfa Romeo an electric "Stelvio GTA"?

The popularity of SUV will still continue.
And electric vehicles surely become mainstream.

They should value a brand and the history of oneself.
The name of Mach 1 is not the thing which use for SUV.

16 January 2018
zzzzzz28 wrote:

GM will name the electric SUV "The Judge". Next is Nissan's GT-R of electric SUV? Or is Alfa Romeo an electric "Stelvio GTA"? The popularity of SUV will still continue. And electric vehicles surely become mainstream. They should value a brand and the history of oneself. The name of Mach 1 is not the thing which use for SUV.

we will see a Mitsubishi evo SUV for sure.

If you don't look back at your car after you parked it, you own the wrong car.

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