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    Rumorpile: Ford Mach 1 EV Crossover To Use Focus Platform

      Some will be disappointed by the platform choice

    Before the start of this year's Detroit Auto Show, Ford held a press conference revealing new models such as the new Bullitt Mustang and Ranger. But they also teased a new electric crossover wearing an iconic name - Mach 1. The only details provided by Ford is that it would provide a range of 300 miles and launch in 2020. A new report from Autocar has some possible new details on the vehicle.

    The Mach 1 crossover currently has the codename of CX430 and will likely have some design cues inspired by the Mustang. Underpinning the model will be Ford's C2 platform. Currently, this platform is being used for the next-generation Focus and Escape crossover.

    The Mach 1 is part of Ford's plan to launch 16 electric vehicles by 2022.

    Source: Autocar



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    Interesting, will be watching for more details on this. Not surprised that they are starting out on the compact platform for their first EV.

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    I'm already disappointed in this vehicle.

    Mach 1 name for an EV "SUV" : 👎🏼

    Mustang styling cue on a "SUV" : 👎🏼

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    Kind of smells of desperation...given how confused Ford is currently about their production direction, and how far behind they are w/ EVs.

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    There are plenty of companies who don't have full EVs out yet. They're no further behind than most and have made statements saying the F150 and Mustang will both be getting hybrids along with this weird-ass Mach 1. I think they've also made public their plans to have at leas a hybrid powertrain in every vehicle but I don't recall the time table for that. 

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    36 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    There are plenty of companies who don't have full EVs out yet. They're no further behind than most and have made statements saying the F150 and Mustang will both be getting hybrids along with this weird-ass Mach 1. I think they've also made public their plans to have at leas a hybrid powertrain in every vehicle but I don't recall the time table for that. 

    Makes me wonder if Ford will not take this approach and call it a Mach 1 EV? 🤔

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    or this

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    Maybe this is what they think a Mach 1 EV might be? :scratchchin:

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    Now that would be interesting if they made the new Focus RS/ST an performance EV, I just assumed it would be a boring SUV. I didn't think of it being sporty.. We can only hope. 

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    3 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    I'm already disappointed in this vehicle.

    Mach 1 name for an EV "SUV" : 👎🏼

    Mustang styling cue on a "SUV" : 👎🏼

    Yeah not only do you waste a legendary name like Mach 1, but you do it on a tarted up Focus Electric.

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    On 5/22/2018 at 2:59 PM, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Ford's answer to the Bolt, but with Mustang styling cues.  Hmm

    Like putting Sushi with chocolate ice cream...just...wrong...

    On 5/22/2018 at 7:28 PM, ocnblu said:

    disgusting squander of heritage

    I would so buy you a steak dinner for this post.  Hell....If you lived closer I would buy you a dozen.

    On 5/22/2018 at 6:21 PM, smk4565 said:

    Yeah not only do you waste a legendary name like Mach 1, but you do it on a tarted up Focus Electric.

    Meet the new Ford Motor Company....more of this crap to come!

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    And I thought the Eclispse Cross was bad.

     

    okay this is a rumour.

     

    but forever only retarded decisions, what do...

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    2 hours ago, Suaviloquent said:

    And I thought the Eclispse Cross was bad.

     

    okay this is a rumour.

     

    but forever only retarded decisions, what do...

    Glad someone else feels my level of love and respect for the blue oval.

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    Dreadful idea, but it's a different time, different Ford.   It wouldn't be the first time they've misused the Mach 1 name--it was used on the awful Mustang II in the mid 70s. 

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    55 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    It wouldn't be the first time they've misused the Mach 1 name--it was used on the awful Mustang II in the mid 70s. 

    ... yeah but so was "Mustang". ;)

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    22 minutes ago, balthazar said:

    ... yeah but so was "Mustang". ;)

    It was interesting how different the path was that each automaker took in the mid 70s...AMC and Chrysler threw in the towel on their performance coupes, Ford downsized the Mustang and upsized the Cougar, and GM kept the F-bodies but added the H-bodies.

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