Ford plans to revive even more classic model names that will be used for the company’s new cars. Murat Güler, chief designer of the European division of the automaker, told Autocar about this.
What names the American company wants to revive is not yet specified. At the moment, Ford has already “remembered” a number of classic names for new cars. So, in the summer of 2021, the Maverick pickup made its debut. Under this name in the 1970s, the American company produced small sedans and coupes with rear-wheel drive, writes Autonews.
In addition, in 2021, Ford launched the Bronco SUV into the series. The original car with this name was produced from 1966 to 1996.
In 2019, the American company introduced a small cross Puma. In the 1990s, Ford produced a compact coupe based on the Fiesta under this name.
At the moment, many car manufacturers use the names of famous cars from the past for modern models. For example, Nissan recently revived the Z sports car, and Lamborghini released a modern version of the Countach supercar. Finally, at the beginning of this year, it became known that the head of Renault, Luca de Meo, is considering using the names of his classic cars on new electric cars, which were bestsellers in the middle and end of the last century.