Ford Europe Teases New VW-Based Electric Crossover

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Last year, Ford announced that it would split its business operations to separately focus on EV development and internal combustion production. Ford Model e is the automaker’s electric arm, and it’s made progress in Europe through partnerships with brands like Volkswagen. The VW MEB platform will be the basis for Ford’s latest EV, though all we’ve seen so far is a quick tease from the company’s European General Manager on Twitter.

The upcoming release is known only as a “medium-size crossover,” though Ford has already teased another vehicle as a sporty crossover. Motor1’s spy photographers have spotted the first vehicle, capturing shots of a boxy EV with vague Ford Explorer vibes. Given the platform and size description, though, it’ll likely be closer to a VW ID.4 in size and function. The sportier model could be similar to the ID.5.

Ford plans to go electric in Europe by 2030 and is changing its offerings on the continent to achieve that goal. The Fiesta is going away later this year and will be replaced by a new Puma EV. This new EV will likely slot into the catalog between it and the existing Mustang Mach-E. 

[Image: Martin Sander video via Twitter]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Fahrvergnugen Fahrvergnugen on Feb 24, 2023

    Did Ford buy Lucas? Name their first JV the eGad.

  • CoastieLenn CoastieLenn on Feb 24, 2023

    So Ford- who's CEO dedicated a section of a public speech to how they need to re-focus on quality, decided it was time to partner up with VAG- widely known to produce a lot of the most unreliable vehicles in the current era? "That's a bold strategy, Cotton! Lets see if it pays off for him."

  • Dwford Dwford on Feb 25, 2023

    Where are the Ford EVs?! Seems like management thinks they are doing a good job with EVs because the Lightning is sold out. What about the entire rest of the market? Chevy is about to have 5 EVs on the market, and GM has more coming for the other brands. Not to mention all the new ICE vehicles GM is coming out with. All I see from Ford are new vehicles for the China market.

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jul 25, 2023

    Literally no one cares.