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Ford Will Debut Electric SUV Based On VW's MEB Platform On March 21

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On March 21st Ford will be revealing a new electric SUV that will based on Volkswagen's MEB platform.

Lest we forget Ford has also announced plans for a "Sport Crossover." Logic tells us that these two models will serve as equivalent versions of the ID.4 and ID.5, respectively. Car paparazzi have only spotted the former so far, featuring boxy styling by largely doing away with the curvy lines of the ID.4. The spy shots have suggested the overall appearance will be vastly different compared to the VW model assembled in Zwickau, Emden, Chattanooga, and at a couple of factories in China.

Ford has been tight-lipped about the technical specifications, although it's safe to assume they'll be largely carried over from the ID.4. It'll be interesting to see whether the partnership between the two automakers allows Ford to use the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup of the GTX, which has just under 300 horsepower and 460 Newton-meters (339 pound-feet) of torque.

This Medium-size Crossover will be positioned below the Mach-E but above the electric Puma crossover coming in 2024 from the Craiova factory in Romania. Ford is overhauling its European lineup by adding these three electric SUVs and phasing out the Fiesta supermini later this year. Come 2025, the compact Focus family will also be axed. The midsize Mondeo has already been discontinued.
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I hope it doesn't end up being some Ford product we should be getting but won't for some years, if at all. Europe always seems to get some cool stuff.
My experience with an ID.4 is that it is far from cool stuff. Well constructed, idiotic design choices, and hideous software. Munro said that the design fails are in the Audi version, too.

I hope Ford tosses everything except the skateboard.
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