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Ford Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover Concept to Debut This Year: Report

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Report: Mustang-inspired electric crossover concept set to debut this year
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Hold onto your horses, because the Ford Mustang-inspired electric crossover may be breaking cover at long last.

On Tuesday, Autocar reported that a concept version of the vehicle once known as Mach 1 will bow at some point later this year ahead of a 2020 launch for the production version. Autocar didn’t expand very much beyond that other than saying that reports suggest that the reveal of the concept will also result in confirmation of the vehicle’s name. Autocar seems to think that the recently trademarked Mach E name is the final choice, and it’s certainly not the least likely option. (The least likely would be something like the Ford Sandwich. Why would anyone call any vehicle a Ford Sandwich?)

Since being confirmed at the start of 2018, the Mustang-inspired electric crossover formerly known as the Mach 1 has been largely shrouded in mystery. We’ve seen a sketch of its Mustang-influenced butt, we know now that it’s certified for a range of 370 miles, and we’ve heard tell from Ford higher ups that it will “go like hell.”

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Ford is working on expanding its EV offerings, with a somewhat less ostentatious electric crossover based on the Focus platform set to hit the market somewhere down the line. Autocar suggests that the Mach E or whatever it will be called could also carry a lower-range, lower-performance variant that will carry a lesser cost.

Until the point where Ford takes a sheet of an actual thing with an actual name, all you can really do is shrug and imagine. With any luck, aforesaid sheet-pulling and name-naming will take place sooner this year rather than later.

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News Source: Autocar