Hollywood Star Idris Elba To Reveal The Electric Ford Mustang-Inspired SUV

Ford will bring some Hollywood flair into the reveal of its Mustang-inspired electric SUV, announcing their partnership with movie star Idris Elba.

Elba will be the one to reveal the upcoming Mustang-inspired electric SUV, which is reportedly going to adopt the Mach-E moniker, on November 17 during a special event ahead of the LA Auto Show.

The electric SUV will ride on a new EV-specific platform and become available in both rear- and all-wheel drive versions with varying power outputs and different battery sizes. Ford promises a driving range of up to 300 miles (EPA), or 370 miles on the WLTP cycle.

Related: Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric SUV Teased And Confirmed For LA Show Debut In Nov 17

The exterior design of the battery-electric SUV will be heavily inspired by the company’s signature pony car, as portrayed so far by the official teasers and a set of allegedly leaked CAD drawings. The model will feature strong character lines on the sides, a sloping hood and even headlights and taillights that mimic those of the Mustang.

As for Idris Elba, this isn’t the first time the famous actor gets involved with Ford. “Most people don’t know this, but I worked at Ford as a young guy,” he said. “My dad also worked at Ford. It’s practically in my blood. So working on this project and getting behind the wheel of a car that takes us all towards the future feels like things are coming full circle, but with more exhilaration and tech.”

Buyers of the electric Mustang-inspired SUV will also be offered two years of free charging, with sales expected to launch in late 2020.

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  • charlotteharry57

    Ford says he’s famous, but I’ve never heard of him. Who is he?

    • boo boo the fool

      how do you NOT know him I-, but google exists

    • Ben

      He’s a pretty well known actor. He’s not a Hollywood corner stone, such as Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson or the like, but he’s pretty well known. Not only has he been in some great movies, but also some excellent television series. Solid A level actor, but not in the elite circle.

    • samurai

      He played Heimdall in the MCU and big roles in movies like Pacific Rim or Hobbs & Shaw.

    • Marc king

      Willful ignorance if not a good thing! It’s entirely possible you never heard of Idris Elba but, you could have used google. Gone are the days when it was fashionable for certain people to belittle or dismiss the accomplishments of others by deliberately claiming ignorance. Idris Elba is somebody other than his race unlike you who is nobody other than your so called race.

  • J. P.

    Wasn’t it supposed to be called Model E, or that’s going to be another EV from Ford?

    • Ben

      Sounds too close to Model 3. It would have been nice if Ford could have hinted at their heritage like that, but I’m sure they’ll find other ways.

      • J. P.

        But if I remember correctly, Ford prevented Tesla from using the Model E moniker because Ford was going to use it for their first EV. Maybe it’ll come along eventually

        • Ben

          Hmm, you may be right, but I could see it now:

          “This is your car? I thought you said Model 3.”
          “No, I said Model E
          “Oh…”

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