Earlier this year, Ford teased the idea of reviving the Mach 1 nameplate for use on an electric crossover that was supposed to infuse versatility with the Mustang’s ready to play attitude. That idea went about as well as legendary rock band Kiss’s attempt to ditch their trademark face paint, with Mustang loyalists vocally sharing their displeasure to Ford via all avalible media sources. That prompted the auto giant to abruptly reverse course on that particular plan, but it still sailed full steam ahead with the model itself, with a new teaser hinting at what’s in store for buyers.
The teaser itself first trickled onto social media late last week, and features a brief video that incorporates several strategically placed close up images of a clay model, and ends with a line drawing of the new CUV, as well as a November 17th reveal date. While the line image does not readily reveal too much, there are some details that make themselves quite apparent when viewed in detail.
The front fascia for example appears to adopt the Mustang’s headlights, while the slinky side profile appears to show a rather athletic stance. The rear fascia also appears to adopt Mustang influenced taillights, and that would help give the model a potent exclamation point to its exterior transformation. The interior is currently unknown at this time, but based on glimpses provided in prior teaser videos for this model, we suspect some Mustang components will be used including the basic dash layout, some switch gear, and even the seats.
The other big unknown is the official nameplate for the model. With the fore-mentioned Mach 1 nameplate being viciously shunned by the masses, Ford has chosen to keep 6this information close to the vest (despite our best efforts at getting clarification from Ford reps), and has been content with calling it a “Mustang-based” offering when asked about the subject. Rumors point to the “Mach E” moniker being a strong canidate, with the Maverick or Falcon nameplate most likely not being revived for this model.
Look for more to be unveiled on November 17th, when the world will be introduced to what could be one of the most attractive and sporty EV offerings to enter the green car segment. In the meantime, we have posted the teaser below for your viewing pleasure.