Return of the Mach 1? More Surprises from Ford in Detroit

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2019 Ford Ranger 008

Ford shows off the new Ranger and Edge, but also drops a new performance Mustang and gives us hybrid F-150 news!

Setting the tone for the next couple of years, Ford took the stage at the Detroit Auto Show and let the world in on what they’re working on. Some of it we were prepared for, and some were complete shocks.

We’ve already highlighted the new Edge and Edge ST. We’ve also shown you the new Ranger. But that wasn’t it from the Blue Oval.

2019 Bullitt Mustang


Molly McQueen, granddaughter of Steve McQueen, came onstage to show us the new Bullitt. Over 475 horsepower, a 6-speed manual transmission and discrete badging highlight the green-painted car. Speaking of green, Dark Highland Green and Shadow Black are the only colors offered.

It’s a fast, manual-only Mustang. Sign us up!

2020 F-150 Hybrid

F-150 Hybrid Concept

We knew a F-150 Hybrid was part of the Ford plan. Now we know that that product is going to hit the market sometime in 2020. Details were few, but they did highlight the ability to provide power when the power is out. That sounds like a car-to-home system seen on some electric vehicles. Expect the F-150 Hybrid to be a plug-in hybrid.

Mach 1

We know the Mach 1 is returning, and it’ll be a battery electric performance vehicle. Ford also says it’ll be a crossover.

For those who think the Mach 1 name is only something for the Mustang, Ford says that the name isn’t final on this performance vehicle and may change depending on customer feedback.

What we’ve learned from Ford’s presence at both CES and NAIAS is that the company is forward-looking, but still not giving up on its performance roots.

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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