Ford Motor Company will debut its Mustang-inspired battery-electric crossover later this year. The new crossover will be the company’s first formidable attempt at a mass-market EV.
A report from The Detroit Bureau suggests the new crossover will debut at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Ford first confirmed plans for the crossover back in January 2018. At the time the automaker stated the new crossover would be offered for sale in 2020. Launching it in LA this year certainly suggests Ford is sticking to the original timeline, but it will likely be a 2021 model when it rolls out next year.
Details regarding the new EV have been scarce. Work on it is being managed by Ford Icons, the internal group tasked with developing vehicles that leverage Ford’s iconic nameplates, such as Mustang and Bronco.
Some rumors suggest the EV will offer two different ranges; a base model with 300 miles of range and a high-range model with around 373 miles. A high-performance variant is also expected, but variances between it and the normal versions is unclear at this time.
A separate model that leverages internal combustion engines is also possible. This model would be based on the same rear-wheel-drive architecture that underpins the 2020 Ford Explorer and offer a unique nameplate versus the electric crossover, but both would be “Mustang inspired.”