Ford has finally unveiled some interesting features for its Mustang-inspired electric (hybrid) SUV as we eagerly await its proposed debut release. The hybrid SUV is expected to be showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 17 November as per Ford’s recent announcement on its official website.
Ford had kept this electric crossover SUV under wraps for nearly 14 months, before throwing a few hints through its occasional teaser images. Now, the company’s new launch page shows a Mustang logo at the top, followed by the design theme of the SUV on the second page.
According to the web page, the grand unveiling of the all-electric SUV is expected to be live-streamed on 17 November which falls on a Sunday.
Coming to the SUV’s features, it targets an EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles. In other words, it can attain 47 miles of range in just 10 minutes of quick charging with a 150kW DC Fast Charger. Full Charging could be done overnight at home to save time and money.
If the promo images are any indication, the electric Mustang-inspired SUV is expected to have a high tolerance for extreme weather conditions such as punishing snow and subzero temperatures (as low as -40F).
Its engine power is rated to match an all-electric F-150 prototype that could tow more than one million pounds – something beyond the capabilities of even a production truck.
The Mustang-inspired SUV has been in the works ever since Ford started evolving the hybrid technology in 2016. These hybrids have gradually transitioned over the last 18 months to give birth to all-electric vehicles like this one.
Ford had earlier announced its $11 billion investment plans to revamp its global electric vehicles portfolio with the addition of 16 new all-electric cars to meet the target of reaching 40 electric vehicles by 2022.
Earlier in September, Ford had unveiled a bunch of hybrid vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show with an ambition of attaining sales of 1 million electric vehicles in Europe by the end of 2022.
Ford has also signed up a handful of collaboration deals with Volkswagen (VW) and Electric vehicle startup Rivian in its bid to develop at least one major electric car for massive consumption in the European market. The company is also involved in a $2.6 billion partnership deal with VW in self-driving startup Argo AI.