Ford is offering a $31.2 million all-new SUV for sale in the U.S. that it says can get the company’s electric vehicles more plug-in than gasoline-powered models.
The automaker announced the plan in a new white paper titled “Flexible All-Electric SUV: What We Can Learn from the Next Generation of EVs.”
The company says the new all of the new SUVs will get an average of 8.3 miles of range, a top speed of up to 55 mph, and are the first all-seater to come with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Ford SUV, which will be available in both electric and all-wheel drive versions, will have a top-of-the-line performance rating of 675 horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque.
It will also be equipped with Ford’s Sync 3 Infotainment System and an electric driver’s seat that comes with two USB ports.
The company also plans to offer the new SUV with a standard five-speaker audio system.
Ford has been testing electric vehicles with a range of up-to 30 miles in electric mode and a range up to 85 miles in all-electrics.
The automaker also announced that it will launch its own vehicle to compete with the Chevy Bolt EV, the Bolt EV 2, and Tesla’s Model 3.
Ford said it will be the first automaker to offer an all-Electric vehicle with an EPA-rated range of at least 80 miles, and the first in the world to do so.
The new SUV will arrive in 2018, but it’s unclear when it will hit the market.