At this stage, we’re counting down the days until the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, which kicks off for the press on January 9th.
Yet so close to the event, we still can’t anticipate with any certainty what Ford Motor Company might unveil there. A revamped Mustang and F-150 slated for the 2018 model year are likely to bow, but we’d be lying if we said we knew for sure. A new, US-market Ford Ranger pickup, expected to enter production next year, is likely too far off yet to attend.
But there are other possible debuts that Ford could have planned. Writing for Automotive News, Michael Martinez points out that we could well see one of the four new SUV nameplates Ford plans on adding by 2020 at the Detroit Auto Show. And another important deadline is fast-approaching, too: the end-of-the-decade cutoff by which Ford promised to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles (including hybrids, plugins, and battery EVs). It’s even conceivable that Ford could check one off of each list with a single plugin/hybrid SUV.
Ford has plenty of options to wow us at next week’s Detroit Auto Show. Here’s to hoping they come through.