Upcoming Ford SUV Based On 2021 XUV500 To Be Designed By Pininfarina
Another SUV, a smaller one slated for FY22 launch, will also be designed by the Italian firm.
Famed Italian design firm Pininfarina is set to style the upcoming Ford SUV which will share the platform with the next generation Mahindra XUV500.
Owned by the Mahindra Group, the famous coachbuilder’s first SUV design will take form as a C-SUV, which Ford has code-named CX757.
Set to be launched after the new XUV500 (code-named W601) next year, the upcoming Ford SUV design is expected to be fresh so that it not only differs from rivals like the Tata Harrier, but also its twin from Mahindra.
Apart from sharing the platform with the upcoming XUV500, the Ford C-SUV will also share its engines which are expected to be a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and 2.2-litre diesel putting out 190 HP and 180 HP, respectively.
A year after Ford launches its first SUV by way of its Mahindra alliance, a second, B-segment SUV will hit the market. It will also be designed by Pininfarina.
Code-named BX745 by Ford, the smaller SUV will share its underpinnings with the Mahindra XUV400 (S204) which is under development.
To be powered by 1.5-litre mStallion turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine, it will rival the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos and will measure about 4.3 m in length.
Source – AutocarIndia.com