Ford's Mustang-inspired electric SUV will have a 600km range

Mysterious new model is expected to come to market in 2020

08 April 2019 - 08:56 By AFP Relaxnews
Ford released a first image of its upcoming Mustang-inspired SUV in 2018.
Ford released a first image of its upcoming Mustang-inspired SUV in 2018.
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During the #GoElectric event in Amsterdam, Ford revealed its schedule for releasing 16 new electric models (light hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and 100% electric) for Europe by 2021.

One of the fully electric vehicles mentioned at the event is a Mustang-inspired performance SUV but the model remains largely shrouded in mystery.

The car manufacturer has been dropping hints about this new model since 2018. It's set to be a 100% electric Mustang-inspired SUV and to be on the market by 2020. While Ford has not yet confirmed any more information or released a photo of what it will look like, it did however announce that the SUV will have a 600km range, which would place it for example slightly above the Tesla Model Y (482km announced for its "long-range" version in the US, 540km for the EU norm), just unveiled and whose first shipments are expected in 2020, in the United States.

The question, however, is what does ‘Mustang-inspired' mean for Ford? Undoubtedly the design of this brand-new SUV will highlight the typical features of the famous "muscle" car. For the rest, Ford remains tight-lipped, which adds to the mystery of this future model including its name.

The other fully electric model which is currently in development at Ford is a variation of its utility Transit without emissions, that is expected to be on the market in 2021.