We all must be aware with Mahindra-Ford JV, under this agreement the upcoming Ford Cars for India will share it’s underpinnings with the new Mahindra Vehicles and also to be manufactured by Mahindra itself. Although, the marketing, sales, promotion and service operations are to done by Ford India itself.
Recently, The First car from the Joint Venture was being spotted with a slight wraps off it’s front profile. The first car from Ford to use Mahindra’s platform will be an SUV (Codenamed as W605) which will share it’s underpinnings from the 2021 XUV500.
The W605 would not only be the first Ford to use Mahindra’s platform but also the first Ford to be designed under Pininfarina (Italian Car design Firm). According to reports, The overall design and styling of the W605 is expected to be completely different from the XUV500 moreover, it could have slightly shorter length and wheelbase. The reports also suggests that it could be an enthusiast-oriented SUV like a typical Ford with better agility and dynamic capabilities.
The W605 will be powered by the same engine to be used by the upcoming XUV500. So, a 2.0L mStallion T-GDi turbocharged 4-Cylinder petrol engine producing 187 Bhp and 380 Nm of torque. Also, a diesel engine option is expected to be offered later.