Ford talks on the new Mach 1
The U.S. automotive brand Ford announced its plans earlier this year to build an all-electric crossover named Ford Mach 1. Now we may now finally learn more about the coming release.
The battery-powered Ford Mach 1 will utilize the next-generation platform of Ford Focus. Interestingly, the company used to attach the “Mach 1” suffix to the higher trims of Ford Mustang, so the newcomer might borrow some features from the latter as well.
In terms of the dimensions, the model is going to be more or less equal to the next-gen Ford Kuga, which also uses the abovementioned platform.
The vehicle will likely celebrate its show premiere in late 2019 or early 2020. And it looks like Ford should really hurry things up with this one, since such models as Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta, and Focus (except Active) will no longer be sold in the USA starting in 2020.
That said, Ford seems determined to do a major revision of its product range. For instance, the company will soon limit its U.S. offer to SUVs and pickup trucks, since Americans tend to prefer those over sedans and hatchbacks. Dealerships in Europe will also get rid of a number of less popular models. The manufacturer plans to replace those with their electrified versions as well as brand-new cars on all priority markets.