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    Ford Drops Mustang-Inspired EV Crossover Teaser

      Yeah, that rear end looks like a Mustang

    Yesterday, Ford released the first teaser shot of their upcoming electric crossover with a Mustang-inspired design. The picture shows a dark silhouette of the vehicle with the iconic three-bar taillights of the Mustang. It appears that the roofline is sharply raked, something akin to a BMW X4/X6.

    Ford is promising a 300 mile range when the model is introduced in 2020. As we reported last month, the crossover will not be wearing the Mach 1 nameplate.

    One interesting tidbit about the upcoming electric crossover. Forbes reports that the original version of the electric crossover was scrapped after CEO Jim Hackett thought it looked to generic. The Mustang-inspired design took about six weeks to finish.

    Source: Ford, Forbes

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    8 hours ago, Suaviloquent said:

    It better be bonkers good or Ford will rely on a decent remaining EV credit to get it going, at least in the EV market here.

     

     

    Well, ya know, up to now in the hundred years of electric cars, "bonkers good" and "EV" have been incompatible with one another.  :smilewide:

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    In that 100 years no one has really given it a serious try until the most recent 8 or so... and now we have multiple options here or on the way with 250+ ranges.   It's almost as if the technology has advanced recently or something.....

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    3 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    In that 100 years no one has really given it a serious try until the most recent 8 or so... and now we have multiple options here or on the way with 250+ ranges.   It's almost as if the technology has advanced recently or something.....

    Exactly. I just want an Ev by someone other than Ford.

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    8 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    Exactly. I just want an Ev by someone other than Ford.

    Go on down to your local Chevy dealer and get yourself a Bolt.  😂

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    58 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    Go on down to your local Chevy dealer and get yourself a Bolt.  😂

    I congratulate you on using humor to mitigate my bad day. Frustrated with budget constraints on a few projects at work and not feeling well. Will take 5 gallons of Nyquil and feel better about Ford in the morning.

    The RS and the latest Shelby are enough to soften even my hardened heart...

    Have a good day my friend...you just made mine better.

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    The problem with the Bolt is the same as the Volt. 

     

    Toooo conservative. Wrong size.

    Great powertain. But if the Bolt started at $42,000 without incentives/rebates but it was totally comparable to a ‘Nox then they’d have an excellent vehicle. But that’s coming anyways so yay on GM.

     

    my predication is that this Ford will have an existential crisis or sorts. I don’t think Mustang fans want a Mustang SUV as much as a 4 door Mustang. But at the same time I do know that the Edge’s styling on the EcoSport is awful. So what do I know?

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    Just going to stick this in here: Bolt has slightly more head & leg room, front & rear, than the Model 3, plus more cargo room behind the rear seat than both of the Model 3's trunks combined.

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    9 hours ago, balthazar said:

    Just going to stick this in here: Bolt has slightly more head & leg room, front & rear, than the Model 3, plus more cargo room behind the rear seat than both of the Model 3's trunks combined.

    Well, it is a SUV/van/car hybrid and the Model 3 is a compact car so... I would assume it would have more space. Did anybody think otherwise?

    11 hours ago, Suaviloquent said:

    I don’t think Mustang fans want a Mustang SUV as much as a 4 door Mustang.

    I assume they haven't attempted this because they think it'll cannibalize Mustang sales without really adding too many more overall sales. We'd all like it but let's be honest, few would actually buy it in these SUV/CUV daze. 

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    1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

    Well, it is a SUV/van/car hybrid and the Model 3 is a compact car so... I would assume it would have more space. Did anybody think otherwise?

    I dunno- not sure what Suav meant exactly by 'wrong size'. Both car and SUV sales are shifting toward smaller & smaller versions (unfortunately). Model 3 is a full 20-in longer than a Bolt.

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    And I would state that the Bolt and 3 are not really competitors.

     

    would you call a Honda Fit and an ATS competition? The fit probably has far more space for everything and has much tidier dimensions. The only thing they have same is that they both can be had with a gasoline powertrain.

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    Just as many of us have stated that GM could take Corvette DNA and build a performance SUV, Truck and 4 door car, I believe Ford can and I hope will be successful in building a Mustang family of auto's. Nothing wrong with this as you have the 2 door mustang. Now time for the 4 door SUV Clydesdale and the 4 door car Arabian horses.

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    11 hours ago, Suaviloquent said:

    would you call a Honda Fit and an ATS competition? The fit probably has far more space for everything and has much tidier dimensions. The only thing they have same is that they both can be had with a gasoline powertrain.

    No I wouldn't, but no one specifically buys a fit OR an ATS because they're gasoline-fueled.

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    On 9/11/2018 at 11:09 AM, frogger said:

    Holy F get some new blood in here stat.

     

     

     

     

    The world seems to be in a deepening existential crisis of sorts...I find solace in returning to a 1950's that never was sort of like a few others...here and elsewhere.

    On 9/11/2018 at 12:12 PM, dfelt said:

    Just as many of us have stated that GM could take Corvette DNA and build a performance SUV, Truck and 4 door car, I believe Ford can and I hope will be successful in building a Mustang family of auto's. Nothing wrong with this as you have the 2 door mustang. Now time for the 4 door SUV Clydesdale and the 4 door car Arabian horses.

    ....but not in my driveway.

    On 9/10/2018 at 9:57 PM, Drew Dowdell said:

    Put the Bolt power train in a LaCrosse or CTS and we'll talk. I wouldn't buy the Bolt even if it was powered by ground up EV haters....

    ...well...I might... But only as a means to an end.

     

    The Bolt is not exactly stylin...Even the Aveo looks sexy by comparison.

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    5 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    The Bolt is not exactly stylin...Even the Aveo looks sexy by comparison.

    All I'm saying is... if electric is such a panacea then looks should be inconsequential.  Srsly.

    On 9/10/2018 at 9:57 PM, Drew Dowdell said:

    Put the Bolt power train in a LaCrosse or CTS and we'll talk. I wouldn't buy the Bolt even if it was powered by ground up EV haters.... 

    Yes but think of it this way.  You'd have plenty of fuel because even though I seem to have taken on the mantel in here, I am certainly not alone out here in the REAL WORLD there, Scarpaci.

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    9 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    I don't think there are many EV haters. Just not enough EV options to buy.

    I look at it from another angle entirely. I want people to have personal freedom...and personal cars make people more free imho.

    Given a finite amount of fossil fuel on the planet...

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    Simply put; EVs are not yet equatable to IC vehicles- to some degree in reality, to a LARGE degree in perception. The vast majority of consumers are NOT willing to put themselves in an EV currently (choices aside). That may and likely will change, but it'll take decades to become mainstream (IE; 25% of the new vehicle market). Personally, I'm not seeing one for me while I'm still working.

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    On 9/13/2018 at 11:47 AM, balthazar said:

    Simply put; EVs are not yet equatable to IC vehicles- to some degree in reality, to a LARGE degree in perception. The vast majority of consumers are NOT willing to put themselves in an EV currently (choices aside). That may and likely will change, but it'll take decades to become mainstream (IE; 25% of the new vehicle market). Personally, I'm not seeing one for me while I'm still working.

    People are not willing to put themselves into the EVs that are currently available.  Outside of Tesla, most are downright ugly or "nerdy".  Both the Leaf and the Bolt are perfectly find daily drivers, the latter with more range of course, but they look dorky.  The more conventional looking EVs didn't have enough range to be useful.... thus the poor sales of the eGolf and Focus Electric. 

    If Chevy made a crossover sized between the Trax and Equinox, made it look like a baby Traverse, gave it enough battery to hit 250+ miles, and priced it reasonably.... we'd be having a very different conversation about EVs. 

    If Chrysler had made the Pacifica a crossover instead of a Minivan, Chrysler would probably be back on the map with the PHEV version. 

    Why the non-Tesla manufacturers choose to do what they do with EVs is beyond me. Why make something with a great new powertrain and then make it intentionally ugly?!?

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