It hasn’t been terribly long since the very first all-electric crossover from Ford Motor Company launched – the Ford Mustang Mach-E – but it most certainly won’t be the last. In fact, future Ford EV plans already include two additional mid-size electric crossovers – which will be built alongside the Mach-E at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico.
The Ford EV plans include one electric crossover for both Ford and Lincoln, however, the automaker has repeatedly changed its mind about where it wants to build them. Originally, Ford was considering assembling the as-yet-unnamed EVs at the Cuattilan Plant, as we reported back in 2019. But then Ford changed its mind and decided to produce the crossovers at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, where the Ford Mustang is built, following the discontinuation of the Lincoln Continental.
However, following the UAW contract ramification in 2019, it changed its target facility to the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant. Now, Ford has since decided to maintain a heavy truck focus in Ohio, which currently produces the Ford Super Duty, Ford E-Series, and F-650 and F-750, and move production to its original target location in Mexico, where it’s already producing one EV crossover.
The forthcoming EV crossovers, which will reportedly carry the internal codenames CDX746 and CDX747, are expected to enter production in late 2022 or early 2023 and go on sale for the 2023 model year. Sizing will be roughly equivalent to that of the Lincoln Nautilus, and FoMoCo previously expected to sell around 65,000 combined units per year.
These new EV crossovers will join the Mach-E, E-Transit, and Ford F-150 Electric, along with a forthcoming European model built on Volkswagen’s MEB platform in the automaker’s growing BEV lineup.