Ford is teasing us with a new rendering of the upcoming Mach 1 electric crossover.
We guess that Ford is sticking with Mach 1 as the name for the new electric vehicle, which is a surprising move. Mach 1 was previously the name of a special edition Mustang--about as far away from an electric car as you can possibly get. But hey, we don’t work for Ford’s marketing team, so we’re just going to assume they know what they’re doing.
What we know concretely about the Mach 1 can fill a thimble. We know that it’s going to be an electrically-powered vehicle, and we know that it’s going to be a crossover (Ford doesn’t make cars anymore, in case you didn’t get the memo). We know that the Mach 1 will be “Mustang-inspired”, thus justifying the name somewhat, but in terms of performance or even general size, we’ve but bupkis.
Now we have slightly less than bupkis. Ford just released a teaser image of the back end of the Mach 1. It’s just a rendering, so we’re treated to colorful lines without much detail, but we even this image provides us with clear evidence that the Mustang is inspiring more of Ford’s lineup.
The back end is basically the same as a Mustang. Those tail lights are like shrunken-down versions you could find a Mustang GT at the dealership right now. The bulbous canopy is also very Mustang-y, but seems to ride higher as befits the Mach 1’s status as a crossover. Some muscular haunches and a bit of a dip in the roof complete the Mustang-inspired look.
Ford clearly sees electricity as the future in cars. They’re investing $11 billion in electrifying their lineup, coming out with 16 fully electric vehicles and 40 electrified vehicles by 2022. As with most carmakers, Ford is eyeing China as a huge market where electric cars will form the mainstay of the personal transportation industry.
We’ve got no release date or pricing to even discuss for the Mach 1, but maybe we’ll see something hit roads in 2020? That’s just a guess though. It’s way too early to make predictions on this car.