Early media and customer reviews of the Ford Mustang Mach-E were great. The automaker is accelerating production and delivery of the all-electric crossover and is looking to start production of two additional SUVs relatively soon.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Ford’s plans for two more zero-emission crossovers. According to the Ford Authority, the manufacturer is preparing two midsize crossovers, one for the Ford brand and one for the Lincoln. Both will reportedly be assembled alongside the Mach-E at the Ford Cuautitlan assembly plant in Mexico.
Codenamed CDX746 and CDX747 respectively, the two electric crossovers will be roughly the same size as the Lincoln Nautilus. Presumably, they will be based on the same platform that underlies the Mustang Mach-E. Little is known at this point, although the Ford Authority says both models will go into production in late 2022 or early 2023. Sales are expected to start in the first quarter of 2023 as the 2023 model. Ford wants to build and sell about 65,000 SUVs combined.
Two years ago, it was reported that Ford plans to build two crossovers at the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. A few months later, following a UAW fork in 2019, Ford changed its mind and decided to move production to Ford’s Ohio assembly plant. Mexico will be the final destination, at least for now.
In 2023, Ford is set to launch new electric crossovers alongside the Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit and the Ford F-150 Electric. In Europe, the brand is working on a compact electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform.