Ford Motor Company has teased its forthcoming pure-electric, performance-oriented crossover utility vehicle, releasing an obscure image that shows a portion of the vehicle’s rear. Ford has said in the past that the vehicle would take cues – styling and otherwise – from the Ford Mustang, and the new teaser image appears to corroborate this, showing a set of triple-bar taillights that look like they’d be just as at-home on the iconic pony car.
The image of the performance electric Ford crossover was accompanied by a Medium essay penned by Ford Team Edison Global Product Development Director Darren Palmer, who’s had a 28-year run with Ford Motor Company and, prior to serving in his current position, led development on the next-generation Ford Mustang. He calls himself a “Mustang enthusiast,” having “just taken delivery of a Shelby GT350R.”
“As my team and I have quickly found out, the new generation of electric vehicles is just as exciting [as the Mustang] - only different,” he wrote. “Different can be good. Very good. And it’s opened our eyes to a whole new Ford.”
The forthcoming electric Ford crossover, whose name is still unknown, is aiming for a total driving range of 300 miles or more on a full charge of the battery. The BEV will utilize a brand-new modular, scalable vehicle architecture reserved exclusively for the Blue Oval’s battery-electric offerings, despite inaccurate reports that it would share its underpinnings with the compact Focus car and Escape crossover. It was first announced in January at the Detroit Auto Show, with Ford initially attaching the name “Mach 1”, but the automaker insists that nameplate was never actually intended to adorn the production CUV.
“It’s exciting to know that my stint leading development of the next-generation Mustang actually comes full circle as we get ready to launch our electric Mustang-inspired utility,” Darren Palmer wrote in closing. “I, for one, can’t wait to have one - side-by-side - with my Shelby GT350R.”