Ford denies rumors of another Mustang SUVJanuary 2, 2020
Although Ford plans to build its next electric crossover on the MEB platform, which was developed by the engineers of the German concern VW, do not expect this to be a smaller version of the already shown Mustang Mach-E.
Rumors have recently surfaced that a partnership between the American Ford brand and German Volkswagen could lead to the creation of a smaller version of the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover, which will be built on the basis of the German brand MEB platform. However, now representatives of Ford say that this is not so.
“We do not plan to create another Mustang all-electric crossover, which will be built on the basis of VW’s MEB architecture. We continue to offer one all-electric MEB-based electric vehicle for our European customers and are considering creating a second car based on it. “said a Ford spokesman.
Earlier, there were rumors that representatives of Ford and VW met in November in order to discuss the creation of electric vehicles by common forces, after which information appeared about the possibility of a smaller Mach-E crossover.
Preliminary discussions have shown that this new model will look slightly different than its larger “brother” Mustang Mach-E, but will still remain a crossover.
In July 2019, Ford and VW announced that the U.S. company was purchasing enough parts and components of the MEB platform to produce 600,000 electric vehicles over six years specifically for the European market. At the time, they were also negotiating a joint development of an electric car for Europe. The companies had already agreed to collaborate with a view to creating future pickups and vans, including the next-generation VW Amarok and Ford Ranger.
The start of sales of the Ford Mach-E crossover is scheduled for the end of this year, but Ford dealers are already collecting deposits for the new product. 80% of customers want a crossover version with a high-capacity battery, and 55% require all-wheel drive.
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