Ford announces launch date for its all-electric SUV

Ford announces launch date for its all-electric SUV

<b>The SUV will be based on the Mustang and is part of Ford’s attempt to make electric cars fun to drive </b>

As part of Ford’s electrification plan, the company will unveil an all-electric Mustang based SUV on November 18. The SUV will take inspiration from the Mustang not just in terms of styling but driving dynamics as well. It is the company’s first car to be built from the ground up as an electric car.

Technical details about the car are scarce, we don’t even know the name, but Ford has highlighted a 590km range (WLTP Cycle). How this figure plays out in the real world is something we will have to see once the car is launched.

The SUV will borrow styling cues from the Mustang with design similarities all the way up to the beltline of the car, as well as similar taillights and headlights. Much like a shooting brake, maybe?

In the teaser videos about the car Ford has shown how the car will be good to drive not just in terms of speed, where electric cars usually excel due to the instant torque, but in terms of driving dynamics as well -- something that is rarely spoken about in an era of headline-grabbing 0-100kmph times. The video highlights the car’s handling, feedback and the engaging drive by showing us the reactions of a select few who got to sample the SUV.

The all-electric SUV will be revealed on November 18 (November 17 in their local time), a day prior to the Los Angeles Motor Show where the car will probably be displayed in all its glory to the public. Ford will start delivering the car in 2020.

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