Actor Idris Elba will launch latest Ford Electric SUV this November

11/07/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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Ford has teamed up with Idris Elba to launch its new all-electric vehicle this month. The 600km maximum range car is superior to most EVs in its category. Read more details below!

Ford is collaborating with famous British movie star, Idris Elba, for the release of its all-electric SUV scheduled to be unveiled this month, November. The American auto brand has disclosed that inspiration for the new model is being drawn from the Mustang range.

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This Ford Bronco exudes the power the brand is known for, and Idris Elba is a good match.

Why Ford chose Idris Elba?

Perhaps you are wondering why the American automaker chose the UK star for the project. Besides his star power and energetic brand, the "Fast and Furious" spin-off star (Hobbs and Shaw) has a long history with Ford. He disclosed that he used to work at Ford in his early days. He is not the only one in his family who has been on the employment roster of the automaker, his dad used to work there too. He said:

"Most people don't know this, but I worked at Ford as a young guy. My dad also worked at Ford. It's practically in my blood. So, working on this project and getting behind the wheel of a car that takes us all towards the future feels like things are coming full circle, but with more exhilaration and tech.”

Also note that, Ford is not the first automobile the talented Actor has promoted. He went on a tour in Europe promoting the Jaguar XE in 2015.

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Idris Elba is a well known actor and recently starred in the latest Fast n' Furious spin-off

>>> Live like a star from "Fast and Furious" spinoff, "Hobbs and Shaw:" 7 Fast and Furious cars you can buy and own

About the new Ford EV

According to Ford, the all-electric model will be shown to the public come November 18, 2019, and will be on the exhibition stands at this year’s LA Motor Show from November 22 through December 2.

Ford has been hush-hush about details of the new vehicle. Not much is known about it besides the sketch released earlier. The automaker is saying that users will get about 600km maximum range in the vehicle. With this, the EV will be superior to Tesla’s Model Y which offers 540km on its premium variant.

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This is all that we got for the latest Ford electric SUV

>>> Check out new releases on Naijauto.com for updates!

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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