Interesting auto news coming out of Ford this week! For about a year now, the brand has been promising a larger commitment to electric vehicles, with an $11.1 billion investment on the horizon from the company to sell 24 hybrid models and 16 battery-electric, globally, by 2022. Now it is very clear that Ford is keeping to their word, as a report recently surfaced around two new vehicles on the horizon, as part of this “electric” Ford plan.
As per the report, two mid-sized electric vehicle (EV) crossovers are set to be produced, one from Lincoln and one from Ford, for the 2023 model year. It also seems that these two new crossovers are set to roll out from the Flat Rock, Michigan facility, versus the Cuautitlan, Mexico plant, the location previously thought to be building area for the vehicles; however, it seems Ford will be producing their Mustang-inspired electric crossover from the latter assembly location. All’s well that ends well, then.
The two new auto crossovers will be similar in size to the Ford Edge and Nautilus, and built within the brand’s battery-electric car platform. While sources were unnamed, the report stated that the creation of these new crossovers could mean the end of the Continental’s U.S. production. It is being stated in the past that Ford might stop producing the luxury sedan in America, come late 2021; deciding to build it solely in China moving forward.
Car and Driver reported that production will start on both EV crossovers come late 2022 or early 2023, with a release date of sometime in 2023.
It seems the trend within the auto industry is moving towards all-electric vehicles, and Ford is no exception to this rule. Having said that, with concrete plans laid out around two new EVs, it’s clear that the auto company isn’t messing around with its electric promise.