Ford's Upcoming Small Electric SUV Won't Be The EcoSport

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Ford’s Upcoming Small Electric SUV Won’t Be The EcoSport

By Nidhi Bhanot

September 01, 2018

Ford had earlier said that its e-SUV will have a range of 300 miles (around 480 km) and will be built at the carmaker’s Flat Rock plant in Michigan. But the carmaker has finally decided to produce the electric SUV in its plant in Mexico. Chances of Ford introducing a built-in-Mexico e-SUV in India aren’t bright but there’s still something in it for us.

1. Size & design

The 2020 Ford electric SUV will belong to the mid-size segment, a segment in which Ford is expected to soon have a product in India. While we don’t think that the upcoming Ford SUV for India will be related to the e-SUV, and it could be smaller too, we hope it takes inspiration from the e-SUV for its design. The e-SUV appears to have borrowed some design cues for its front-end from no ordinary Ford but the Mustang. Imagine an aggressive-looking mid-size SUV that’s also competitive on the price chart in India. Fingers crossed!

2. Ready for electrification

The e-SUV that Ford is testing may not come to India, but Ford’s upcoming SUV for India will be based on a Mahindra platform that might support electrification. That gives us another reason to wish for some similarity when it comes to the design between the two SUVs, although the upcoming Ford SUV for India might be smaller in size.

Ford is currently tight-lipped about its upcoming SUV for India, which we expect will be launched by 2020-21. But if you are in the market to buy a mid-size SUV before that, you’ll have two new options to choose from in this space in 2019 besides the Jeep Compass: the Tata Harrier and an unnamed MG SUV.

Source: Car Dekho