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Ford has promised a Ford F-150 Hybrid and a battery-electric performance car to be called the “Mach 1" for 2020. The company’s presentation at the Detroit Auto Show inferred the car would be a Mustang variant, but details remain to be seen.
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Ford revives Mach 1 name for all-electric performance SUV




The modern Mach 1 apparently takes inspiration from both the Mustang and the Explorer.

Ford has confirmed plans to revive the Mach 1 name, not as a Mustang package but as a new all-electric performance SUV.
A teaser video shows the Mustang and Explorer entering the company's Team Edison workshop, hinting at the inspiration for the high-riding EV.

It is unclear if Mach 1 will be used as a dedicated nameplate or help identify a performance-oriented flagship package.

Whatever form it takes, the Mach 1 will be among 16 all-electric models arriving in Ford showrooms by 2023.
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Ford Mach 1 Electric SUV Will Be “A Four-Door Mustang SUV”


It’s been a busy day for the Ford Motor Company at the global headquarters in Michigan. After teasing the all-new Bronco and a yet-to-be-named off-road small SUV, the Blue Oval reiterated that the future is electric, with the Mach 1 joining five other sport utility vehicles with hybrid propulsion in a lineup of eight models.
Teased in January 2018 and developed by Team Edison, the Mach 1 will be “a four-door Mustang SUV” of sorts according to Jim Farley, president of global markets. Just to be clear, the S550 and S650 Mustang won’t share their platforms with the Mach 1.

Developed from the get-go for complete electrification, the architecture of the newcomer is crucial to the Ford Motor Company’s all-in electric push. Arriving in 2020, the
Mach 1 will be followed by five more EVs by 2022 as part of the Dearborn-based carmaker’s $11 billion investment in electric vehicle development.

Details on the Mach 1 and subsequent electric vehicles are slim, but based on the company’s committed attitude, the sins of the Focus Electric will be washed away with improved range, performance, and value. On top of that,
Ford confirmed that over-the-air software updates are in the offing for its zero-emission vehicle range.

“Throwing a charger in the trunk of a vehicle and sending customers on their way isn’t enough to help promote the viability of electric vehicles,”
said Sherif Marakby, Ford vice president of autonomous and electric vehicles. “In addition to expanding our electric vehicle lineup, we are redesigning the ownership experience to ensure it addresses customer pain points that currently hold back broad adoption today.”

On an ending note, how do you feel about the Mach 1 nameplate being affixed to the tailgate of an
SUV and not a Mustang? Furthermore, what’s your take on the “four-door Mustang SUV” breadcrumb Farley threw in to appease the automotive media and expecting customers?

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Could Ford actually be considering making a Mustang crossover? The evidence says yes.

A few days ago we attended a special preview event at Ford headquarters where, among other things, some Mustangteasers were tossed out. We’ve seen the GT500 preview, and of course the internet is pretty much swooning over the forthcoming Ford Bronco. There was something else, however, that stuck in our minds like an annoying song verse that refused to go away. In the course of the presentation, Ford Global Markets President Jim Farley told us to imagine a four-door Mustang SUV. So we did.


We then called up our rendering division to help us visualize this because frankly, trying to comprehend an SUV version of Ford’s iconic Pony Car was just too much for our brains to handle. The result is what you see here, and well, it’s a Mustang SUV – complete with four doors and enough ride height to easily clear curbs at the mall. Yes, this is purely a flight-of-fancy on our part, but it is what Farley told us to imagine.



You’ll notice on the render that the grille is pretty much a solid space. That’s because Farley also said this vehicle would be an electric affair. If you recall back in January, Ford dropped something of a bombshell teaser by announcing the return of the fabled Mustang nameplate, Mach 1. We last saw the badge on the 2004 Mustang, which also got a 305-horsepower V8 and an honest-to-goodness shaker hood scoop, paying homage to the original Mach 1 from the late 1960s. The twist now is that, instead of being a performance option for the standard Mustang, it would adorn an electric vehicle. Ford further hinted that said electric vehicle would be an SUV. That probably means there won’t be a shaker hood scoop this time around.
Once you start connecting the dots, it’s not hard to see where all this might be heading and if we’re honest, it could be a pretty risky move on Ford’s part. Hybrid power and electrification in the Mustang is inevitable, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. When you start talking about using something as iconic as the Mustang nameplate for a four-door electric SUV, however, there’s bound to be more than a few people questioning whether Ford truly understands the pedigree of its own brand. That’s certainly been our experience in speaking informally with Mustang enthusiasts, who generally seem to hate the idea.
On the other side, one can’t argue against the overwhelming popularity of SUVs. And it’s not like Ford hasn’t taken daring steps with the Mustang in the past. The Mustang II of the 1970s is despised today for turning the muscular machine into a miserable, underpowered compact, but it sold in spades and in context was the right car for the right time. The same argument could be made today for extending the Mustang badge to an SUV.
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2020 Ford Mach 1 Electric SUV: News, Rumors And What It Could Look Like









Ford has struggled with recent perception that it’s not previewing enough future products through concept cars and technical innovation. Arguably, too much emphasis has been put on mobility and connectivity, with very little about the vehicles themselves.

Fortunately for blue oval fans and shareholders, there was a glimmer of hope at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year; with brief teasers for Baby Bronco, Mustang GT500 and most importantly, an electric SUV tentatively-named Mach 1.
However, we’re non-the-wiser about which direction Ford will push its electric SUV design. So how about we speculatively fill in the gaps and illustrate what might come to fruition.
Post-Kinetic Design
Remember the stunning Ford Evos concept car from 2011? Back then, it previewed Ford’s future design ethos and served as inspiration for current Fusion and Mustang. But that was a long time ago and now a new design direction is needed to keep things fresh.
So how do we change things up? Well firstly, this study introduces a new ‘masked’ front fascia, which incorporates an imposing trapezoidal grille flanked by glossy-black surrounds and dominant C-shaped LED lighting – feel free to call them “lobster claws” for the front end. In taking a leaf out of Jaguar’s design book, the grille redistributes air up and through the hood for improved aerodynamics.

Frameless windows give the greenhouse a sleeker appearance, whilst the roof follows the current two-tone black on body color trend other manufacturers are exploiting. Sheet metal-surfacing is crisp and technical in execution, whilst still being an evolution of Ford’s previous Kinetic design DNA.
Electrified Powertrains
Arguably, you could blame former CEO Mark Fields for hobbling the company’s path into hybrids and full electrification. Whereas competitors have moved forward with this technology, Ford haven’t come up with any new electrified products in years – no wonder investors weren’t happy.
Yet with Jim Hackett now at the helm, we’re still in the dark about what type of system Ford will use in terms of electric motors and battery technology. Will the electric motors be built and designed in-house or be outsourced? What type of battery technology be utilized?
What we do know is that the range needs to be significantly higher than what most current BEV’s offer. Shifting to solid state battery technology could be the magic bullet in terms of rapid charging times, performance, range and thermal safety benefits, however there are still some commercial viability obstacles to overcome before that technology becomes widespread.
Amped SUV Rivals
By the time 2020 arrives, there’ll be a plethora of electrified SUV offerings from rivals like Tesla, Hyundai, Volkswagen and General Motors to name a few.
Jaguar’s I-Pace is already available South Korean heavyweight Hyundai already offers the Kona EV with a range of 250 miles, and Volkswagen’s I.D. Crozz is tipped hit the market in 2020 with 300-plus horsepower and a 300 mile range. In terms of luxury alternatives, Jaguar already offers the iPace EV and BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi will also have their electrified compact SUV’s to market by 2020.
Hopefully Ford’s EV SUV will be previewed in conceptual form within the next 12 months – and if so, expect that to debut at a major auto show.
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Ford Releases New Details On Mach 1 Electric Crossover


Ford has let slip a few new details on the upcoming Mach 1 electric crossover.

The automaker says it will be a world car and has even revealed when it will be available in Europe.
Related – Ford Confirms Mach 1 Performance Electric SUV For 2020 Launch

Ford says the Mach 1 electric CUV will be front-wheel-drive, which is slightly disappointing actually. Perhaps an AWD version will be offered at a later date?
In addition, there’s now a known codename for the crossover – CX430.
The Mach 1 reference is believed to be connected to styling only, meaning the electric CUV will have some resemblance to the Mustang that bares the same moniker of Mach 1.
Check This Out – What Ford’s Electric SUV Might Look Like

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Autocar states:
“The all-electric crossover, dubbed Mach 1 in reference to its Mustang-derived styling features, has been confirmed as a globally engineered model to be revealed next year, with UK deliveries starting in 2020.”

“The crossover, codenamed CX430, will be built on the C2 platform used for the new Focus and has been in Ford’s product plan for several years.”
“The CX430 will be additional to the Kuga and, since it is based on the front-wheel-drive C2 platform, it is expected to be conventional hatchback-like, with a slightly raised driving position.”
Back in January, Ford executive Jim Farley teased the Mach 1 by asking: “What happens when this,” the roar of an internal combustion engine is played in the background, “meets an e-racer acceleration?”
He added: “Can a battery electric vehicle stir the soul?”
The 300-plus mile electric CUV should really boost Ford’s electric car sales, which up ’til now have largely relied on plug-in hybrids.
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Official: Ford's Mustang-Inspired EV Crossover Will Have Unique Platform







Forget the new Focus and Mustang platforms.
Yesterday we reported that Ford’s upcoming EV crossover will not be built on the Mustang’s rear-wheel drive platform, which we originally assumed. Instead, the report indicated it will ride on the new C2 front-wheel drive platform that currently underpins the new Focus and, eventually, the next generation Escape. Turns out neither reports are true. Ford North America Communications chief Mike Levine has confirmed to us that “the Mustang-inspired battery electric performance utility will be built on a new dedicated architecture.”




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Without question this is the right decision and, more than likely, makes most technical sense as well. Rumored to be called the Mach 1 (although that could change), the EV crossover will be Ford’s first fully dedicated EV, meaning it won’t just be an electrified version of an existing model. The Focus EV should immediately come to mind. And because Ford is pressing ahead with aggressive vehicle electrification plans, this new platform could, in theory, be further utilized down the road for more new EVs. Why spend all that development money on a state-of-the-art platform for just one model? Okay, sure, the Mustang is also built on a dedicated platform, but it’s an iconic model now being sold globally; its nameplate alone translates into big sales.





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This new EV crossover, on the other hand, is entirely new. But its exterior styling will still be Mustang-inspired, as we’ve reported from the get-go. Although it’s set to go on sale sometime in 2020, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a concept version debut at LA in November or in Detroit next January.




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Ford's All-Electric Mach 1 Crossover Won't Be Mustang-Based?







Heck, it may not even be called 'Mach 1.'
Last January at Detroit, Ford announced plans to launch an all-electric crossover, dubbed Mach 1, set to debut sometime in 2020. More recently, we learned that the Mach 1 name, a direct tribute to the famous Mustang, may not be attached to the eventual production car. And now, according to Autocar, it may not even be based on the Mustang’s rear-wheel drive platform as originally indicated. Instead, the Mach 1 (or whatever it’ll be called) will feature “Mustang-derived styling features.” If that’s the case, what will Ford use to underpin the crossover?

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Apparently that duty is being assigned to the C2 platform, which underpins the new Focus. Although the new Focus, which will only be sold in the US as the semi-crossover Focus Active, comes standard with FWD, its platform was engineered from the get-go to accommodate AWD, something the Mach 1 will very likely have. Like all car-based crossovers, the Mach 1, codenamed CX430, will sport a hatchback-like body style, though with Mustang inspired styling, and a raised seating position. Question is, assuming this report is true, why won’t Ford be using the Mustang’s RWD platform for its new EV? After all, the current Mustang is also a global model.





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The likely answers are that the C2 platform is newer and therefore better equipped for the task at hand, and it’s probably cheaper to build. Furthermore, the outgoing Focus was built at several production facilities across the world, while the Mustang is only built at one (in Flat Rock, Michigan). If the Mach 1 is only the first of several EV crossovers, then having a global production line already in place makes an awful lot of sense. Ford president of global markets, Jim Farley, previously described the Mach 1 to media as “Low slung. Sleek silhouette. Zero emissions…a 4-door utility with the rebel soul of a Mustang.” However, he did not mention two things at that event: the name Mach 1 itself, and the phrase (or something like it) “Mustang-based.”


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I wish Ford wouldn't involve the Mach 1 name... it feels disconnected, it has no significant connection to an SUV, FWD, or Electric Power... just shoe horned arbitrarily to try and make people notice it.

If this is a new concept, give it a new name.
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