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Ford F-150 Hybrid, Mach 1 Electric Vehicle Coming in 2020

Ford F-150 Hybrid, Mach 1 Electric Vehicle Coming in 2020

Ford Motor Company has confirmed two additional electrified vehicles today ahead of the Detroit Auto Show. The automaker further reiterated previously-announced plans for an F-150 Hybrid and confirmed a new performance electric vehicle that will carry the name Mach 1.

Over a year ago Ford mentioned it was planning to provide the F-150 pickup a hybrid powertrain, but was scarce on details. Today the company confirmed the hybrid will launch in 2020 and be built at the company’s Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant. The Dearborn plant already produces most F-150’s.

The bigger news today is the announcement that Ford will use the Mach 1 name for a new performance battery-electric vehicle. So far details are unknown, but the vehicle is supposedly going to be an SUV model that will arrive to market sometime in the 2020 timeframe as well. Ford itself is referring to the new model as a “high performance battery electric SUV.”

The Mach 1 nameplate has not been utilized at Ford since 2004, when it was last found on the side of the fourth-generation Mustang Mach 1. As a sign of the times, Ford obviously feels it’s time to leverage this performance badge for a new kind of performance: electrified.

 





 

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  1. Andrew_L
    nsaporito
    Hearing the Mach 1 name isn't final; subject to customer reaction.

    So basically Ford knows it needs some EV press to satisfy investors.


    That's good to hear. I don't like the Mach 1 name going on something EV
    2b2
    Fomoco not only needs a Name for their "Plan"

    they need a plan

    they've been working on every possible idea BUT no one has decided ANYthing

    imho
    nsaporito
    Hearing the Mach 1 name isn't final; subject to customer reaction.

    So basically Ford knows it needs some EV press to satisfy investors.
    Tone
    Between this and the new Eclipse crossover, I can't help wondering what the heck marketers are thinking. I you are going to use an iconic name, at least use it on a vehicle that aligns with the heritage. Otherwise, don't be lazy -- come up with a new name!

    I've go zero issues with a good-performing BEV CUV from Ford. But Mach 1? It's like you aren't even trying ...
    arutherford
    So I have heard through the grapevine the Mach 1 will be a Mustang-based BEV Crossover! CD6-R lives!
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