DETROIT – Ford is resurrecting the Mach 1 mannequin identify, however not for a Mustang.
The automaker introduced plans on the Detroit Auto Present for a excessive efficiency electrical car set to debut in 2020, certainly one of 16 electrical vehicles it plans to introduce over the following 4 years.
Govt Vice President Jim Farley offered a teaser video depicting a Mustang and an Explorer driving into the headquarters of Ford’s new Group Edison electrified car division, adopted by lightning bolts within the sky and streak of sunshine blasting out of the constructing and thru the streets of Detroit earlier than the identify Mach 1 crammed the display screen.
Farley requested “what occurs when this,” referring to the sound of a V8 engine revving, “meets e-racer acceleration?”
“Can a battery electrical car stir the soul?”
It was all very mysterious, and a little bit complicated, however Ford North America president Raj Nair clarified to Fox Information that the car in query will likely be battery-powered SUV, with a whole lot of Mustang DNA.
Ford spokespeople added that the identify isn’t set in stone, as a result of it’s been linked to the Mustang for the previous 50 years and never everybody might go for it getting used on one other mannequin, particularly a utility car.
No matter it finally ends up being known as, Ford’s bolt out of the blue will likely be right here rapidly.
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