Ford’s partner has accidentally revealed some details about an-all new electric SUV of the American brand.
Ford plans to present its first all-electric crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Until recently, information about the new product has been limited by a report it is a Mustang-inspired vehicle.
True or not, it’s hard to say now, since all test prototypes hid under the dense camouflage. The Ford Mustang, in our opinion, motivated the designers little.
One of Ford’s partners, by accident or not, let out some details, the Detroit Bureau informs.
It is about a press release from Electrify America, the largest EV charging network owner, which Ford collaborates with in the USA.
It informs that the Ford EV SUV will have both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, and a 300-mile driving range. Ford hinted more than once that its electric crossover would be long-ranged.
It will charge from Electrify America’s DC fast chargers in just 10 min to a level sufficient to cover 47 miles. The new product should arrive in late 2020. So, in Los Angeles they will show a concept car.
As soon as rumors spread throughout the Internet, Electrify America removed its press release. No announcements from Ford itself followed.
Ford’s all-electric crossover will likely compete with the Tesla Model Y and the Volvo XC40 Recharge. The pricier Jaguar I-Pace (from $69,500) and the Audi e-tron ($74,800) won’t be rivals, we suppose.
Expect a base version to cost somewhere from $40,000, roughly the same as the mentioned Model Y and the XC40.
UPDATE: Ford has released a teaser video to draw more attention to the upcoming electric SUV.