Ford Took A Cheeky Stab At Tesla Model Y With Electric Mustang SUV Tweet, But Did Anyone Notice?

Ford released a new teaser image of its upcoming Mustang-EV inspired and it may have been published as a jab to Tesla. Problem is, it seems not that many people noticed, at least not when it happened last week, on March 14, the same time Tesla revealed the Model Y.

The car manufacturer posted the image, a blue glowing pony logo, at the same time Tesla was holding its live unveiling of the all-electric Model Y. The image was accompanied be the cheeky message “Hold your horses”.

Speaking with CNBC, an unnamed Ford executive revealed that the image was published to coincide with the Tesla Model Y launch to hint at Ford’s big plans for electric vehicles.

Ford hasn’t released many details about its upcoming electric crossover but a teaser released last year provided us with a glimpse of the Mustang-esque taillights. A separate teaser provided a glimpse of the vehicle’s front end.

Despite being new to the world of bespoke electric vehicles, Ford is confident the crossover will deliver with company executive chairman Bill Ford recently stating that it “is going to go like hell.”

The Ford electric crossover will have a range of at least 300 miles (482 km), edging it ahead of the Tesla Model X 100D and its 295-mile (474 km) range. It is unclear how big the crossover will be and whether it will be positioned as a rival to the Model X or instead, the smaller Model Y.

Ford was initially quite resistant to electrification, believing that these cars had to either be green and boring or really exciting but burn lots of fossil fuels. The company now says that green cars can be made really exciting and the crossover in question is promising to be just that.

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  • TheBelltower

    If a tree falls in the woods…

  • I HOPE BILL FORD ISN’T STUPID ENOUGH TO PISS ON MUSTANG’S LEGACY BY TYING IT TO AN SUV…ESPECIALLY ON SAID TO BE BUILT IN MEXICO.

    • FlameWater

      You remember they stopped making cars right?

    • Mr. EP9

      It will have styling from the Mustang so I’m guessing it’s going to be something akin to the Blazer at least in the styling department.

  • Benjamin B.

    hopefully Ford will use the Model E trademark just to spite Tesla

  • MarketAndChurch

    Pretty hyped for this car. Hopefully it leases well.

  • ErnieB

    A Mustang cannot be an SUV… Absolutely not! No matter how awesome that SUV is… Mustang, SUV, and Electric together should be cause for a complete boycott of this company.

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