By on October 24, 2019

A video sourced from an internal communications platform shows the soon-to-be-revealed Ford electric crossover, presumably named the Mach E.

Well, it actually shows small snippets of a clay model in the process of being sculpted, along with other aspects of the design process, but we do end up with a clear side sketch of the upcoming EV. We also know that the big reveal comes on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show.

Slated for an unveiling on November 17th, the vehicle is said to boast at least 300 miles of range when equipped with a single motor and rear-wheel drive, according to now-deleted wording from a recent press release. A twin-motor, all-wheel drive configuration will see slightly less range but better performance. According to a source with knowledge of Ford’s product plans, the model will sport a hefty 97 kWh battery pack.

The vehicle seen in the video shares a hoodline and bodyside lines borrowed from the Mustang, with a long nose and flowing rear fender bulges. Headlamps and taillamps also seem to mimic the brand’s pony car, with the rear lamps showing an unmistakable three-lens pattern. Headlights are of a triple-LED design.

The Mach E’s window line curves upward towards a rakish D-pillar. The roofline? Naturally coupe-like, as grafting Mustang-inspired front and back ends onto an Escape clone would be an exercise in horror. Ford hasn’t let slip many details about the Mexican-built crossover (Bill Ford says it will “go like hell,” though), yet rumblings were growing that a reveal would take place within the next month.

While the Mach E, or whatever name Ford has chosen to grace its flanks, will hail from Cuautitlan, Mexico, most future EVs bearing the Blue Oval or Lincoln logo will be American in origin. A brace of electric midsize crossovers is expected to roll out of Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly in Michigan for 2023.

Going on sale in 2020, probably as a 2021 model, the “Mustang-inspired” EV crossover won’t want for charging options. Ford recently assembled a number of partners to give buyers the best chance of finding a plug-in point. They also stand to get free juice for a limited time.

(Update: Ford has confirmed — via a release that dropped minutes after the leak — that its EV crossover will indeed appear on November 17th.)

[Image: Ford]

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47 Comments on “Leaked Video Shows ‘Mustang-inspired’ Ford EV, Reveal Date...”


  • avatar

    This EV will see the end of the traditional Mustang within five years.

    • 0 avatar
      JimZ

      I highly doubt that. there are plenty who will want the V8 roar for quite some time to come.

      • 0 avatar

        You can have a TTV6 and four doors.

        • 0 avatar
          JimZ

          I really doubt that, man. Mustang will probably have a V8 option forever.

        • 0 avatar
          ajla

          The future isn’t any brighter for the TTV6/sedan combo so I don’t see much reason to move that direction.

          My personal expectation is that the Coyote/Voodoo families are toast soon, but the next-gen Mustang itself will stay 2-door and keep a V8 trim. I’m not sure if that’ll be the “GT” trim or something higher priced though.

          • 0 avatar
            JimZ

            I dunno why you’d think that, they just got the update to dual injection last year. even if they do a “new” V8 it’d most likely still be based on Coyote. Same as Coyote was based on the aluminum 4.6.

          • 0 avatar
            ajla

            “I dunno why you’d think that”

            Mostly from falling V8 volumes in the F-150 and it not being available at all in Ford’s other longitudinal offerings.

            I definitely don’t expect Ford to keep 3 different V8 engine families alive for too long.

      • 0 avatar
        28-Cars-Later

        I have to agree with Jim, Mustang will not change anytime soon and I could even see it being a holdout unless they develop some kind of dual EV/V8 supported platform.

    • 0 avatar
      Hummer

      The side profile looks like a Honda Civic, while I’m sure it may steal sales from the 4 cylinder Mustang I don’t see anyone going into a dealer to buy a V8 Mustang swayed by this. That V8 sounds amazing, no one gets giddy about a Model 3 but everyone whips their head at that flat crank 5.0.

      • 0 avatar
        jack4x

        The 5.0 is not flat crank, that is the Voodoo 5.2L.

        I also agree (maybe naively) that the Mustang will be with us in V8 form for some time to come. I would actually bet its more likely the Corvette goes V6TT + electric before the Mustang does.

        • 0 avatar
          Hummer

          Ahh I was incorrect.

        • 0 avatar
          ajla

          GM doesn’t have any good turbo-6 engines and they just spent a bunch on the Blackwing design so I expect the Corvette will keep some version of a V8 for at least all of this C8 generation.

          There will be some irony though if the only 2025 Mustang V8 is a big-displacement pushrod engine and the only Corvette V8 is a DOHC forced-induction 4.0L flat-crank.

          • 0 avatar
            PrincipalDan

            @ajla – what’s wrong with the GM 3.0TT?

            (Not for the Corvette of course but I mean as a “good turbo-6”)

          • 0 avatar
            dal20402

            I don’t think we’ll ever see the 7.3 in a car. It’s gonna be heavy with that big iron block.

          • 0 avatar
            ajla

            @dal: If they do go with the pushrod family in the Mustang then they would need to do an aluminum version. But, GM has been doing that for decades.

            @dan: Never driven one. Early tests I read of the CT6 showed a decent amount of lag from a roll. Overall, it has probably been too low volume to pass judgement on. It going into the CT5 might clear that up.

          • 0 avatar
            FreedMike

            Could be turbo lag, or perhaps Caddy tuned the transmission to dull itself down from a standing start, which is common practice on luxury cars.

          • 0 avatar
            PrincipalDan

            FYI almost EVERYBODY limits torque in 1st gear (and sometimes 2nd) on their turbo engines. I know that Hyundai/Kia has been very straightforward about that in every application with the 3.5V6TT and 8 speed auto.

            My Regal has a 8 speed auto but I’m fairly certain that 1st gear is not often accessed when in full auto mode.

          • 0 avatar
            ajla

            I’m talking about from a roll not a dig.

            C/D’s test of the CT6 talks about it (and check out their 5-60 time).

            caranddriver.com/reviews/a15103256/2016-cadillac-ct6-30t-awd-test-review/

          • 0 avatar
            jack4x

            @dal,

            I don’t particularly think so either, but I’d bet good money the 7.3 comes in lighter overall than the iron block 5.4 supercharged in the 2007-10 GT500. So it’s not out of the question for a straight line focused car as opposed to the track special that demands a lighter engine.

          • 0 avatar
            SC5door

            “I know that Hyundai/Kia has been very straightforward about that in every application with the 3.5V6TT and 8 speed auto.”

            You mean 3.3TT.

            The Lambda III 3.5TT was just announced yesterday which will go in the new Genesis SUV.

            https://thekoreancarblog.com/2019/10/23/hyundai-officialy-announces-2-5-t-gdi-3-5-t-gdi-3-0-diesel-and-8-dct-wet-transmission/

          • 0 avatar
            FreedMike

            Ah, so you have to brake-torque the CT6 to get it to take off quickly. Now I see what you mean.

    • 0 avatar
      Vulpine

      This EV may BE the Mustang in five years!

    • 0 avatar
      MoparRocker74

      NOT gonna happen without some kind of draconian regulations. The market for 2-door V8 musclecars is steady and it’s full of diehard enthusiasts who want no part of greenie tech. Any attempt to force that crowd out of something they’re passionate about is going to see SIGNIFICANT pushback.

      • 0 avatar
        ToolGuy

        Consider the possibility that the home team will flip on this as quickly as they did on aluminium trucks.

      • 0 avatar
        FreedMike

        Oh, my, there’s gonna be significant pushback for introducing an EV with Mustang styling cues from the muscle-car guys. Gosh, maybe they’ll all go out and buy Mustangs instead. Or perhaps we’ll have mass protests at Cars and Coffee. From there, God knows where it goes…dogs and cast making friends with each other…the end of Western civilization as we know it…

        Relax, the Mustang’s not going away. But if it does, feel free to not buy a Ford. Wait…you’re a Mopar guy to begin with.

        • 0 avatar
          MoparRocker74

          Any THINKNG Mopar guy has to appreciate that the Mustang basically IS the driver for the pony/musclecar segment. If it goes soft, goes electric or disappears entirely, that sets up a domino effect for ALL affordable performance cars. Competition breeds excellence, and a competitive Mustang, along with its fan base ensures a demand for Challengers, Chargers, and Camaros.

  • avatar
    Hummer

    Ford needs to stop wasting so much time teasing the next bolt and start showing the BoF Bronco more. The Bronco is the one to watch and the one the moneys going to be on assuming they don’t screw it up with hybrid tech and turbos.

  • avatar
    Kyree S. Williams

    I don’t see this unseating the proper Mustang, so I have no problem with it.

    • 0 avatar
      JMII

      I think the only Mustang tie-in is the Mach name and that it will be “fast / sporty”. Well pretty much all Tesla-like EVs are fast and we know that every OEM calls their CUV’s “sporty” so I’m not worried either. They are just leveraging the Mustang for its name recognition to generate marketing buzz. It’s an EV crossover with design elements copied from the ‘Stang.

    • 0 avatar
      FreedMike

      Agreed, I think Ford’s trying to give this vehicle a bit of Mustang style and swagger, but I can’t see the Mustang itself going away. The car’s too iconic for the brand.

      • 0 avatar
        Vulpine

        And what if the electric Mach E blows away the original Mustang on street, strip AND track?

        • 0 avatar
          ajla

          It will probably also blow away the Mustang in starting MSRP. And, in not offering a convertible.

          Anyway, GM makes a Corvette and Camaro. Porsche makes the 718, 911, and Taycan. I don’t see why Ford couldn’t make the Mustang and Mach E at the same time.

        • 0 avatar
          FreedMike

          Possibly, but Ford’s probably after a very different kind of buyer with this car, Vulpine.

          • 0 avatar
            Vulpine

            If you’re willing to think backwards about 55 years, the original Mustang was targeting, “a very different kind of buyer.” The original Mustang was advertised as, “The Lady’s Sports Car.” It took all of what… two years to realize they had totally misjudged the market?

  • avatar
    Land Ark

    It’s officially EV day at TTAC

  • avatar
    Thomas Kreutzer

    They should call it the TorEEEEno.

  • avatar
    Steve203

    That sketch looks pretty much like the car I saw on Oakwood in Dearborn about a year ago. The car was wearing a lot of camo, but the bulging fenders made it unmistakably a Mustang. It also appeared to be a 4 door.

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    Call it the Ford Probe II.

    • 0 avatar
      PrincipalDan

      I see what you did there…

      • 0 avatar
        SPPPP

        Right on. I think this concept has baggage only because of Ford’s associating it with the Mustang, as if it will usurp the Mustang’s place in the lineup. (Which, as with the Probe, is probably what Ford would prefer if it got its way.) But even if the two vehicles stay side-by-side, Ford still gets some transferred name recognition from the Mustang. There is a cost in some consumer backlash, however.

        Without the name baggage, though, this looks like it might be a pretty neat vehicle. Powerful, RWD, electric, 4 doors. All good points in theory. Will it have good passenger and cargo space? TBD. But it’s more interesting than another Ecosport.

  • avatar
    MoparRocker74

    Side profile is straight up AMC Marlin. Anyone with love for Mustangs isn’t going to find much to love in an awkward hunchback electric crossover. This has ‘loser’ written all over it.

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    Lot of haterade here for a car that I’m guessing about 99.9% of the haters have no interest in – or capability of – buying.

    Chill out, folks…it’s a car.

  • avatar
    87 Morgan

    I am kind of excited for this. The current crop of CUV’s, to me, are dull so anything or anyone willing to shake up the market a bit is fine by me. I am two weeks into EV or plug in whatever ownership, so for me the EV thing is new and very neat. I swapped my LaCrosse for a 17′ Volt and thus far I am super impressed and we have used .1 gal of fas since purchase and about 300 miles driven. Very curious to see the affect on my electric bill monthly….stay tuned.

  • avatar
    conundrum

    Let us all unctuously pray that whatever this thing turns out to be, it was designed to be put together so that the body panels line up squarr and that the trim clips are strong enough to hold the bling on securely.


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