Ford seems rather keen on digging up names from its past right now. This week we’ve learned that there’ll be a new Puma, and last year, the company announced that it would be reviving ‘Mach 1’. Both will be a radical departure from the cars that previously used the badges: the Puma is a compact crossover, and the Mach 1 an all-electric SUV.
We still don’t know a great deal about the Mach 1, but to tie in with the Ford’s multiple reveals this week – which included the new Kuga and Escape – it was announced that the vehicle will have a WLTP range of up to 370 miles. Or more neatly, 600 kilometres.
The link to the old Mustang Mach 1 will be via the styling rather than the mechanical stuff – it’ll be based on the same platform as the current Focus, with bodywork ‘inspired’ by the ‘Stang.
So far all we’ve seen of it is the teaser at the top of this page, but a full reveal at some point in 2019 should be expected. First deliveries will kick off in 2020.
The Mach 1 is part of Ford’s SUV and pick-up truck-focused reinvention, which will see almost all of its conventional cars disappear from the firm’s North American line-up next year.