Ford will use Volkswagen MEB platform to build future EV crossovers

Staff Writer

Ford has begun to develop a brand new crossover electric car, which will be located in Mustang Mach-E In the brand’s global lineup. Ford’s new electric car will be one of the first models produced in cooperation with Volkswagen.

  • Will be the first Ford supported by Volkswagen MEB platform
  • Expected to make its first public appearance in 2022
  • Can be used in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive settings

New Ford electric car: what is it?

The landmark automobile manufacturing cooperation between Ford and Volkswagen will begin to bear fruit in 2023, when Ford will launch its bold European electric vehicle offensive through locally produced and regionally focused crossovers.

In order to realize Ford’s ambition to achieve full electrification of its European series by 2030, this crossover will be the first electric vehicle manufactured at the Ford Electrification Center in Cologne, Germany. It will initially be produced together with the Fiesta hatchback, which plans to end its current life cycle in 2024 or 2025.

As part of the long-term strategic partnership between the two companies, the new crossover will be the first Ford to use the Volkswagen Group’s MEB EV platform, which will also lead Ford to manufacture commercial vehicles for the German brand.

More specifically, the new Ford will be Volkswagen ID 4 Cross instead of it’s shorter ID 3 hatchback, Which paved the way for a product line that includes various battery capacities, power outputs, and transmission system layouts.

New Ford electric car: debut and timetable for launch

The new Ford EV crossover will be unveiled in the first half of 2022 before its launch in 2023, and will adopt a low-profile hatchback similar to its sibling model made in Zwickau. Therefore, its design is very different from the flagship Mach-E, with straighter and more prominent body creases in its defining characteristics. Ford has not yet confirmed whether it will use historic names for the new models as it did on Puma, Mach-E and Bronco. Our sister magazine OurUK understands that a final decision has not yet been made, but it is unlikely that the Mondeo badge will be restored. Internally, the new Ford will be heavily influenced by the recently announced Evos crossover for the Chinese market, which was previously thought to succeed Mondeo in Europe.

New Ford electric car: powertrain details

In terms of power system, the new Ford will continue to use ID 4, providing two forms of rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. The output power of standard models ranges from 148hp to 204hp. Like the most powerful Mach-E version, this lineup may be equipped with a 299-horsepower sports model, possibly with the GT logo.

The 52kWh lithium-ion battery will provide a standard cruising range of approximately 213 miles and a charging rate of up to 100kW, while the optional 77kWh battery will extend the cruising range to more than 300 miles and increase the charging capacity to 125kW.

Ford’s new SUV plan in India: 2021 and beyond

Ford will launch a brand-new C-segment SUV in India and has already begun research and development.The brand is also preparing Forge ahead for the next generation This will make its global debut sometime next year. EcoSport will also undergo a major update in India.

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