Ford Motor will use the Mustang name, which was reserved for a muscle car, for an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) that consumers in the United States, Canada, and Europe can start ordering on November 17, the company stated on Thursday.
Ford verified its new electric SUV will be called the Mustang Mach-E ahead of a debut event planned for Los Angeles on Sunday. Until now, the Mustang name has been used only on a line of sporty coupes in relation to Detroit’s 1960s muscle car era.
The SUV will be one of the more than a dozen all-electric automobiles the company prepares to launch by 2022 with an investment of $11.5 billion as it shifts away from traditional gas-powered cars.
In April, the automaker invested $500 million in automaker Rivian and stated that it planned to use the Michigan startup’s platform to construct a new Ford-branded electric vehicle.
A reservation for the Mustang Mach-E can be made on the website of Ford in the United States, Canada, and Europe by paying a refundable deposit of $500, the company stated.
Ford stated it would announce reservation dates for China sometime later.