2020 Mustang inspired Ford Mach 1 electric SUV to have 373 mile range

Ford has outlined a maximum range for its upcoming electric SUV, which will feature Mustang like design touches

Ford will reveal an all-electric SUV inspired by the Mustang muscle car towards the end of 2019, and has confirmed that the all-new model will boast a range of 373 miles on a single charge when it hits showrooms in 2020.

That 373 mile figure would place the upcoming Ford EV SUV – known as Mach 1 – well ahead of the likes of the Audi Q4 e-tron, and even the range-topping version of the Tesla Model X. What’s more, Ford claims that it’s a figure that has been recorded under WLTP rules. 

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The model has mostly been finalised and prototypes are expected to hit the road this year for development testing. The teaser shot shows the model’s Mustang-inspired rear lights.

Ford originally planned to launch a practical all-electric SUV but, to stand out from the market, the brand changed tack and decided to launch it as a performance model instead. Ford’s aim is to “infuse” the SUV with the image, performance and style of the Mustang.

Performance details on the Mach 1 SUV are yet to be announced. However, we do know it will use lithium-ion battery technology, with Ford bosses confirming that production will take place at one of Ford’s facilities in Mexico.

The decision to produce a performance SUV first was partly down to a new division within Ford called Team Edison – a group of around 200 people established mid-way through 2018, tasked with creating and developing Ford’s autonomous and electric vehicles.

Ford recently doubled its investment in electric vehicles to $11 billion (roughly £8 billion). Darren Palmer, Team Edison’s global product development director, expects this outlay to bring 16 fully electric vehicles into a global portfolio of 40 electrified vehicles by 2022.

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