2020 Mustang-inspired EV

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It will be interesting to see what happens. I can understand why they are doing it. It's working with Porsche and their Cayenne and Macan models. In 2017, Porsche sold 55k vehicles, 34k were Cayanne/Macan. They sold less than 9k 911s.





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That rendering is very 2 dimensional, obviously to hide details....
What if it was a "Shooting Brake" version?
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I've gravitated toward Ford my whole life, between my dad who was a Ford guy, and their early sporty car history it's always felt right. But they keep driving me off with their stupidity. Looks like they're trying to do it again.
 

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Hmmmmm, careful Ford, be very careful. I know you appreciate the Mustang's legendary status, but watering that down by utilising styling cues on a car that appeals for very different reasons, is a sticky path to tread.
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Well... at least it’s just the taillights. Hey, could have been worse, imagine this car wearing the Mustang pony :crackup:
 

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Hmmm, this gentleman may have been in charge of the next-gen Mustang and own a GT350R (both things that make me like him already)......but that doesn't mean using Mustang DNA in the EV is a good thing. Anyway, the above is a good(ish) read.
Agreed, good article. As a designer I like a lot of the things written here but still nervous at the prospect of diluting one of Ford's strongest assets, the Mustang. However, the visual relationship of the Fusion and Mustang can't be denied either but they killed that. Hopefully they don't blow it.

A lot of stuff happening at Ford these days...

Of course I'll stay tuned with popcorn in hand.
 
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It will be interesting to see what happens. I can understand why they are doing it. It's working with Porsche and their Cayenne and Macan models. In 2017, Porsche sold 55k vehicles, 34k were Cayanne/Macan. They sold less than 9k 911s.
btown93...you beat me to it.
This is spot on!!
All Porsche models have very similar styling/styling cues.
Can’t argue with their success.

But will disseminating Mustang DNA throughout the entire non-truck lineup work the same magic for Ford?
It would surely be considered the best physical application of Ford’s “Bold Moves” 2006 Marketing campaign to “drive a more emotional connection with it’s customers”.
The “Shooting Brake” concept is very interesting.
Rad ‘69 4x4!
We shall see.
 

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Ehh, I don't really care if an EV CUV has similar tail lights to the Mustang. I do hope that Ford has more functional styling in it, though. For instance, an electric won't need the super long hood. I think having the Ford family of cars share some design cues is not a bad thing.

I much prefer that Ford make an electric CUV with Mustang styling cues than having Ford make the Mustang electric. The Mustang should always have a V8 - at least as an available option.
 

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It has the potential to be competitive & sell very well for Ford. This move was necessary for an expanding market both domestic & abroad. It will have the performance aspect needed with respectable 0-60 time , automatic transmission. :flag:
 

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Well... at least it’s just the taillights. Hey, could have been worse, imagine this car wearing the Mustang pony :crackup:
As long as Ford doesn't start putting the Mustang name on these car it shouldn't hurt to much. Anyone as old as me remember GM's bs with Oldsmobile Cutlass name there was Cutlass, Cutlass Ciera, Cutlass Calais, Cutlass Supreme, Cutlass Brougham, Cutlass Cruiser and maybe some more I don't remember. Talking about deluding a brand name jees
 

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Please don't


Agreed, good article. As a designer I like a lot of the things written here but still nervous at the prospect of diluting one of Ford's strongest assets, the Mustang. However, the visual relationship of the Fusion and Mustang can't be denied either but they killed that. Hopefully they don't blow it.
Nobody identified the Fusion as adopting a Mustang grill. It was widely declared a straight rip-off of the Aston Martin grill. If anything, it was the Mustang adopting a more "Aston-like" version of the shark-bite grill that has created any resemblance to the Fusion.
 

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Nobody identified the Fusion as adopting a Mustang grill. It was widely declared a straight rip-off of the Aston Martin grill. If anything, it was the Mustang adopting a more "Aston-like" version of the shark-bite grill that has created any resemblance to the Fusion.
That was mostly the camaro c6g crowd
 

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EVs aren't ready for primetime. There aren't enough charging stations and range varies by driving style. I think hybrids make more sense. This is really ironic coming from Ford when they just took all their small cars in America to the slaughterhouse because they've become niche in America and then they tease this which is actually a niche and a really small one at that.
 

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We all need to realize that if Ford does not stay in business there will be no more Mustang at all.

I find such a perspective much more worrysome then them building a van that has Mustang shape taillights. Peugeot does that too, so why shouldn't Ford?

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