Leaked Video Shows 'Mustang-inspired' Ford EV, Reveal Date

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
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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.)

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  • 87 Morgan 87 Morgan on Oct 24, 2019

    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.

  • Conundrum Conundrum on Oct 24, 2019

    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.

  • Jkross22 This might just be me, but the times that I've driven an EV, I use the brake regen paddles to quell my inner MT/control freak nature.
  • Randy in rocklin I had a 82 733 at one time. It was an awesome car. Good power and great handling. Smooth shifting and ride.
  • Jkross22 Gavin Newsom may not be aware of the fiscal problems of the state he leads, as his focus is on criticizing other states. It's actually better that he has someone shining a laser light on a map so he can stop making things worse here. Just lace his hair gel with some catnip and have him hit himself trying to get to it. Things in LA are getting so bad that even the leftists and progressives are showing up to LA city council meetings with mirrors to protest, well, everything - gas prices, the homeless pandemic, the house pricing pandemic, the crime pandemic. It shocked the City Council that their subjects dare attempt to ask for accountability. The Council president insisted that people with mirrors be escorted out, lest the council be reminded of their incompetence and hubris. That being said, there is no connection being made between the way LA subjects vote and the results it yields. Never underestimate the stupidity of the typical CA voter. The state is a basketcase but voters keep electing the same retreads every time.
  • ScarecrowRepair Too much for too little, unless you treat it strictly as a toy.
  • DedBull Mk2 Jettas are getting harder to find, especially ones that haven't been modified within an inch of their life. I grew up in an 85 GLI, and would love to have one in as close to stock configuration as I could get. This car isn't that starting point, especially sitting 3-4 years in the NY dirt. It's a parts car at best, but there might still be money in it even at that price, if you are willing to take it down to absolutely nothing left.