In the midst of announcing its upcoming E-Transit and the $100 million investment into its Kansas City facility to produce it, Ford revealed an additional “electrified vehicle” will be made in Cuautitlan, Mexico.
The company’s Cuautitlan plant currently houses the production of the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The five-door electric crossover SUV is expected to hit the market before the end of the year. Now, we are learning that a new electric vehicle will be joining the Mustang Mach-e at the same site as well as on the same platform.
According to the company: ”Ford also is planning to produce an additional electrified vehicle at its plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico, where the Mustang Mach-E is produced. The new vehicle will share a similar electrified platform as the Mustang Mach-E, delivering manufacturing and engineering efficiencies.”
The Mustang Mach-E is built on the Global Electrified 1 (GE1) platform which is a heavily reworked version of the C2 platform that is used on the fourth generation Focus and third generation Kuga/fourth generation Escape.
In using the same platform on more than just the Mustang Mach-E, Ford will see cost reductions, which is of course a good move on their part. Although no other details were given regarding the “additional electrified vehicle” that doesn’t stop the speculation as to what the company is planning to bring to the market on its high-end performance platform.