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

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems

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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  • 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.

  • GregLocock Not interested at all. Apparently I've got Apple car play but I've never used it in 3 years. The built in nav is ok.
  • Corey Lewis Probably worth about what they're asking, given its condition. The color combo isn't a desirable one, they look sharper in non-beige shades. Like two-tone green, maroon, navy, or gray. The end of the time when MB built its cars properly. No shame in turning up in a clean W126, they'll always command respect.
  • Lou_BC Another way to look at this is the upgrading of hardware and software. ...............The average length of car ownership is 10 - 12 years ....................The average lifetime ownership of a cell phone is 2.5 years. ................................................................... My phone will remain up to date, my vehicle won't. Especially if you buy a new "end of run" model.
  • TheEndlessEnigma "...we could be seeing a foundational shift in how Americans and car buyers see Stellantis products." yeah, I view Stellantis products as being off the cross-shop list. Stellantis is doing an excellent job of killing the Chrysler and Dodge brands and turning Jeep into something it isn't.
  • 2manyvettes 495 hp in a base C8 is more than enough. 800+ hp in a ZR1 is not worth the extra $60k (plus dealer markups). Unless the buyer is going for bragging rights. I remember when the C7 Grand Sport came out, and a reviewer got his hands on one and put it on the track at Lime Rock. His conclusion? Save yourself $15k and skip the Z06 and get a Grand Sport.