Ford Responds to Model Y Reveal With Cryptic Mustang Tweet



The greatest news from yesterday (and really all week) was that Tesla revealed the Model Y. After the presentation, we even got to go for a ride at Tesla’s forthcoming CUV. But about an hour before that event began, Ford tweeted out something cryptic–a blue Mustang logo with the caption, “Hold your horses. ”

Hold your horses

— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) March 15, 2019

Taking into consideration the time, it was hard to not assume Ford’s tweet was a response to the Model Y reveal. But it’s also not entirely clear what was being teased. The most obvious answer would be the hybrid Mustang which Ford has said we’ll see sometime next year. But at exactly the same time, even though it’s a plug-in hybrid with GT350-like power, the hybrid Mustang isn’t exactly what we’d call a Model Y competitor. After all, one is a two-door sports car, while another is a fully electric crossover.

Then again, that logo looks like the one Ford revealed in a previous teaser. At the time, we assumed the car we were looking at was the hybrid Mustang, but if there’s an internal combustion engine under that hood, the largely good grille doesn’t seem like it would let nearly enough air in. It’s a long shot, but perhaps Ford’s developing a fully electric Mustang to sell alongside the hybrid.

It’s also possible the vehicle Ford is teasing isn’t a conventional Mustang at all. Ford has said it intends to introduce an electrical crossover, originally known as the Mach 1, using a design that’s been heavily affected by the Mustang. And based on the teaser we’ve seen of the back end, it looks much like a Mustang with a taller greenhouse. Teasing your electric crossover after another electric crossover debuts makes a lot of sense, but we’ll just have to wait and see what Ford has in store.

Source: Ford via Twitter

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