Undercover images of a new electric Ford SUV have been released, with the new EV planned to enter production in 2023.
The new SUV will be released under the same platform that has produced Volkswagen’s ID.3 and ID.4, following its partnership with Ford which was signed in June 2020. It will also be manufactured in Ford’s factory in Cologne, Germany, which the company says will become the its ‘Electrification Centre’ following a £720 million redevelopment programme.
A series of images, which appear to have been leaked during production and development stages, show the new model under a tight cover with the lower portion on display with tapings.
Shots of the bottom portion of the new Ford reveal flared wheel arches and crisp, sharp creases, a stark contrast to the Mustang Mach E and the VW style of smoother, rounded edges.
The new Ford also appears to be slightly more compact than other SUVs available, such as the ID.4, and appears to be of a similar size to the Mach-E.
Further details are not yet available but Ford has announced that more information on its European-made EV will be released later in the year.
The announcement follows Ford’s commitment to electric vehicles by ensuring that every vehicle under its European fleet becomes available as either a fully electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid by 2026, with a move to becoming fully-electric by 2030.