Ford Releases First Image Of Mustang-Inspired Mach 1 Electric SUV

Ford has released the first official image of its upcoming all-electric SUV that will borrow heavily from the Mustang from a design point of view.

The design sketch reveals the rear end of the vehicle, which features three-piece taillights clearly inspired from the Mustang and a muscular shape with wide haunches.

The Mach 1 is developed by a brand-new team called Ford Team Edison, which focuses exclusively on electrified vehicles from Ford and Lincoln.

Known internally as CX430, the electric crossover will be a globally engineered model that will share the C2 front-drive platform with the latest Focus. It will sit alongside the next-generation Escape/Kuga in Ford’s lineup, and it’s expected to offer a more road-focused character. Ford says it targets a driving range of 300 miles (483 km) for its electric utility vehicle.

The C2 architecture is said to be flexible enough, allowing Ford many options in terms of wheelbases, track widths, and firewall heights. As a result, the automaker can build many different models from the same platform, much like VW does with its MQB toolkit.

Ford is expected to reveal the electric SUV next year, with sales following in 2020. The name Mach 1 is a clear reference to the Mustang, which provides design inspiration for the electric crossover.

Ford hasn’t released any new information on the Mach 1 but has linked to a text posted on Medium by Ford Team Edison Global Product Development Director Darren Palmer. The executive talks about the challenges faced by the team without revealing any newsworthy details about the product members are working on.

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  • LJ

    Interesting…

  • Denzel

    Didn’t they say the Mach 1 isn’t it’s name so why are we still calling it that??

    • NoMan2015

      Yup. They’ve already said they are NOT calling it that, so I’d add like 12 question marks to yours.

    • Mr. EP9

      I can only assume some authors from various websites don’t care enough to change it or didn’t bother to fact check.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      God bless.

  • I mean from Behind it does looks like a Mustang.

  • Mr. EP9

    Did you NOT get the memo? Ford said they are not calling it the Mach 1 so stop calling it that.

  • Blake

    So what is this thing going to cost? I assume this is a 80+kWh battery.

  • WTH GUYS?!? ITS NOT A MACH 1!

  • Howfarr

    Mustang inspired electric SUV..
    Nope those words don’t a coherent sentence make

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Mustang inspired front wheel drive electric SUV

      FTFY

  • no25

    You can literally search that Ford mentioned it will NOT call this the Mach 1. I swear CS y’all need to fact check or stop hiring people that do not do any form of research before posting an article. You’re making the journalistic world look like a joke.

    • Mind Synthetic

      journalism is a joke, its based on click bate and misinformation. where have you been since internet was invented?

  • performante

    Oh man. It’s going to be one of those ugly SUV-Coupe things. Yuck.

    • ErnieB

      Yup

  • Bash

    A mustang inspired suv. Personally, I do t like the sound of that.

  • EM1

    Ford designs some of the nicest looking American cars.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Thank God it won’t be called the Mach 1

  • Mr. Crankypants

    Mustang tail lamps on anything but a Mustang is an abomination. Has the Ford Design Team run out of ideas?

  • ErnieB

    Mustang and suv is an oxymoron or is it oxy moronic.. hmm

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Absolutely disrespectful to see six taillights one anything other than a Mustang, especially a FWD based SUV.

  • john1168

    I think this is going to look bad when it’s done. I hope I’m wrong but I’m not getting a warm and fuzzy with this…

  • Cameron

    Why does that have an exhaust pipe

    • Rocket

      It’s widely believed Ford was attempting to fool people into thing it was powered by an ICE. It’s also sporting a “Diesel Only” label, but there’s no fuel door. I thought the soot around the fake tailpipe was a nice touch.

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