In the new Ford TV spot "The Future is Built," featuring actor Bryan Cranston, there is a mix of flashing graphics, Steve Jobs-like presentations, Rangers jumping and old Mustang Bullitts driving. Then a quick cut of what looks like an artist's rendering of what may be the Mustang-inspired battery-electric crossover the company hinted at this year, possibly called the Mach 1.
Ford eventually walked that name back after public outcry, but the Mustang horse badge is unmistakable. It also doesn't have a grille, which screams EV/hybrid. And it doesn't look close enough to today's Mustang to be a gentle update.
Ford's comment: "It's a glimpse of the future. We are excited to show you more in the future."