This upcoming Ford EV has a strong Volkswagen connection. Know here

  • Ford's upcoming electric crossover will compete with rivals like Volvo XC40 Recharge and Toyota bZ4X.
Ford's upcoming EV will have a F-150 and Bronco influenced design. (Image: Twitter/Martin Sander)
Ford's upcoming EV will have a F-150 and Bronco influenced design. (Image: Twitter/Martin Sander)

Ford's electric vehicle rollout has been deemed successful so far, and the automaker now plans to change gears for faster electrification. As part of that strategy, the US automaker has joined hands with Volkswagen and started working on smaller and compact electric cars. The automaker has now teased its first electric compact crossover built on Volkswagen's EV-specific MEB platform, which is slated for complete unveiling in the coming months. It would replace the famous Ford Fiesta hatchback in several markets.

Also Read : Audi Activesphere concept teased ahead of January 26 debut, previews a coupe SUV

The Ford electric vehicle will be built in Cologne, Germany, for the European market, where demand for compact crossovers is pretty high. It could come reviving a historic Ford nomenclature when it breaks cover officially. Also, it could come with similar specifications to the Volkswagen ID. 4.

Also check these Vehicles

Find more Cars
Ford Mustang Mach E (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
₹ 70 Lakhs
Alert Me When Launched
Hyundai Kona Electric 2024 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
BatteryCapacity Icon64.8 kWh Range Icon418 Km
₹ 25 Lakhs
Alert Me When Launched
Hyundai Kona Electric (HT Auto photo)
BatteryCapacity Icon39.2 kWh Range Icon452 km
₹ 23.79 - 23.98 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Odysse Electric Odysse Electric Hawk (HT Auto photo)
BatteryCapacity Icon2.96 kWh Range Icon170 Km
₹ 73,999 - 98,500
Compare
View Offers
Compare
Compare

Martin Sander, head of Ford's Model E electrification division, has teased the EV on Twitter. Globally, this EV would compete with rivals like Toyota bZ4X, Nissan Ariya and Volvo XC40 Recharge. Sander also said that the EV would arrive in 2023. "Can't wait for 2023 to arrive, when we will pull off the cover of our first electric passenger vehicle coming from Cologne," he wrote on Twitter.

The teaser image doesn't reveal anything significant. However, it indicates that the EV would come with a notable change in Ford's design language. Expect the automaker's two most successful models, the Bronco and F-150, to influence its styling. The chunky LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights can be figured out from the teaser image, while the contrasting lower bumper and aero-optimised wheel designs are also visible. The size and silhouette of the car can be figured out even if it is under the wrap.

In another teaser, the automaker's European marketing head Peter Zillig posted a darkened image of the car on LinkedIn, previewing a stylish LED light that would be a signature design element in Ford's new-age cars.

First Published Date: 18 Dec 2022, 11:37 AM IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Check Latest Offers

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city

Want to get the best price for your existing car?

Powered by: Spinny Logo
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy
Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.