VICTORY! Ford WILL NOT use the Mach1 for its new EV SUV!

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  1. @Car_Sick_Nick

    @Car_Sick_Nick SAVE THE MACH 1!

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    Hot off the press from Motor Authority:

    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1116842_fords-mustang-inspired-electric-suv-wont-use-mach-1-name

    Ford's performance-oriented electric SUV due in 2020 won't be called a Mach 1.

    Ford teased the possibility of using the name of the cherished Mustang trim for the SUV back in January, but a strong negative response from fans has persuaded the automaker to seek another name.

    "We put that out there to evaluate it," Jim Farley, Ford's president of global markets, told Automotive News (subscription required) in an interview published Monday after being quizzed about the name. "There are pros and cons. I don't want to handicap it at this point, but we got a very strong reaction from people."

    While it won't borrow the name of the Mustang trim, the vehicle is still expected to borrow Mustang styling cues. Chevrolet did something similar with its 2019 Blazer, which borrows cues from the Camaro.

    All Ford will say about the SUV is that it will offer 300 miles of range and be sold globally. The platform will likely be the new modular electric platform Ford confirmed this month. The platform is one of a total five modular platforms that Ford will use going forward.

    Production of the SUV was originally slated for Ford’s Flat Rock plant in Michigan but is now expected to take place at a plant in Mexico.

    The vehicle is part of Ford's plan to launch 16 electric cars by the end of 2022, some of which are being developed exclusively for the Chinese market. Ford has a dedicated team of engineers working on electric cars. Called Team Edison, the team has greater autonomy than you'd normally find at the automaker in order to accelerate the development process. In addition to electric cars, Ford will also add plug-in hybrid powertrains to core models like the F-150, Escape, Explorer and Mustang in the coming years as part of its electrification plans.
     
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    I don't see this as a victory at all.

    There will still be a 4-door, 4WD Mustang with, what, a 6" lift? :(

    The last thing I want is a Mustang in my garage that is indistinguishable from my Wrangler, without checking the VIN first.
     
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    Laztug Wanna run dyno slips bro?

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    There’s literally a whole world full of names they could use instead. To take a name that already has an identity historically wrapped up in a Mustang legend of sorts and use it for an SUV would have diluted the image. I equate it to the Rumble Bee pickup truck.

    Reversing course now allows Ford to keep that name in their hip pocket and use it later to market another Mach 1 Mustang, if they so choose. Like the Bullitt, it would likely have a nice little markup for a piece of 60s nostalgia.
     
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    were you surprised, Jim? Now fire everyone that suggested using Mach 1 for that abomination
     
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    Nope.... according to some websites this is how it might look (however, this is supposedly just a test-mule and at the end it might not look like that).

    www.motor1.com/news/263952/fords-new-mustang-based-mach-1/amp/ 27EC8BB1-66E2-4B2A-B553-07B83BF1FC16.jpeg


    Soo... apparently it won’t look like a “4 door mustang” but a Crossover/Wagon with some Mustang characteristics (maybe something like the Chevrolet Blazer): AD222C70-7025-43D8-B9B8-FA78B1AE508F.jpeg
     
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    Official rendering (thanks to Top Notch)

    So, it might still be more SUV than 4-door Mustang, but it's still going to steal Mustang styling cues :curse:

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    Fuck me right?
    I just posted something about it then Ford teased a rendering of the car.... hahahaha definetely ford hates me, big time :lol:
     
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    ....begs the question: Are Ford going to use the "Mach 1" name for what it's meant for? When? A 50 year tribute would be fitting - time's running out though!
     
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    Short answer is: No.
     
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