“This collaboration will efficiently drive down development costs, allowing broader global distribution of electric and commercial vehicles, and enhance the positions of both companies,” now-former Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said in a prepared media statement.
The as-yet unnamed Ford model is expected to be complete by 2023 and will exist alongside the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV in Ford’s electric stable.
Above and below: Ford Mustang Mach-E
While details of the model remain scarce, use of the VW electric-car platform does provide some clues.
To date, the Volkswagen group uses its electric-car platform for the Volkswagen ID line-up – which mostly consists of hatchbacks and small SUVS, while Audi and Skoda will use it as the basis for the Q4 e-tron and Enyaq medium SUVs.