This upcoming Ford EV has a strong connection with Volkswagen. Find out here | Daily News Byte

This upcoming Ford EV has a strong connection with Volkswagen.  Find out here

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Ford’s electric vehicle launch is considered a success so far, and the automaker is now planning to shift gears for faster electrification. As part of that strategy, the US automaker teamed up with Volkswagen and began working on smaller, more compact electric cars. The automaker has now teased its first electric compact crossover built on Volkswagen’s EV-specific MEB platform, which is set for full release in the coming months. It will replace the popular Ford Fiesta hatchback in some markets.

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HT Auto Desk

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Updated on:
December 18, 2022, 11:37 AM

Ford's upcoming EV will have F-150 and Bronco design influences.  (Photo: Twitter/Martin Sander)
Ford’s upcoming EV will have F-150 and Bronco design influences. (Photo: Twitter/Martin Sander)

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The Ford electric vehicle will be built in Cologne, Germany, for the European market, where demand for compact crossovers is relatively high. It could revive a historic Ford nomenclature once it officially breaks cover. Also, it may have similar specifications to the Volkswagen ID. 4.

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

The teaser image doesn’t reveal anything significant. However, it does indicate that the EV will come with a noticeable change in Ford’s design language. Expect the automaker’s two most successful models, the Bronco and F-150, to influence its styling. Chunky LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights can be seen from the teaser image, while a different lower bumper and aero-optimized wheel design are also visible. The car’s size and silhouette can be discerned even when it’s under wraps.

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

First Published Date: December 18, 2022, 11:37 AM IST

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