That was fast.
Just days after it was reported Ford was considering using the Mustang badge on a smaller, Volkswagen-based electric crossover, a Ford spokesperson has refuted these plans.
“We remain on track to offer one MEB-based fully electric car for our European customers and are considering a second vehicle. Beyond that, we don’t comment on speculation about future products.”
Those comments don’t rule out another EV wearing the famed galloping horse logo but they rule out such a car using the MEB platform.
That leaves the upcoming MEB-based Ford’s appearance a mystery.
Ford engineers have reportedly been in discussions with their Volkswagen counterparts to modify the architecture to ensure a more distinctly Ford appearance, including a longer bonnet.
The car is slated for launch in 2023, Ford announcing it has plans to sell at least 600,000 MEB-based vehicles over a six-year period.
Mustang purists will undoubtedly be delighted the iconic name won’t be used on a restyled Volkswagen.
Applying the Mustang nameplate to not only a crossover but an electric one has already proved controversial, if internet comments sections are anything to go by.
Though the Mustang Mach-E has yet to go on sale, Ford executives have commented publicly about creating a “family” of Mustangs.
This herd could include a second EV crossover.