Foxconn’s EV model teases Mannequin V electrical pickup truck, Mannequin B compact hatch


Foxconn has introduced two extra autos for Foxtron, a fledgling electric-vehicle model launched a 12 months in the past by the Taiwanese contract manufacturing big throughout its annual Hon Hai Tech Day.

The 2 autos embrace the Mannequin V pickup truck and Mannequin B compact hatchback. The corporate previewed each in teaser movies and confirmed the reveal for this 12 months’s Hon Hai Tech Day, scheduled for Oct. 18.

Foxconn was quick on particulars however described the pickup as “Taiwan’s first self-designed and developed multi-functional electrical pickup truck.”

It is laborious to gauge from the teaser, however the Mannequin V seems to be a mid-size pickup. It additionally seems to have typical brake rotors and never the in-wheel motors of the Endurance electrical pickup that Foxconn will quickly construct for EV startup Lordstown at a plant in Ohio.

The Mannequin B is a good-looking hatch with a C-pillar design that appears prefer it was borrowed from the Volkswagen ID.3 compact hatch bought abroad. Foxconn mentioned the Mannequin B is predicated on the corporate’s personal modular EV platform first introduced in 2020.

The platform additionally underpins a Mannequin C crossover and Mannequin E sedan, each of which have been proven final 12 months along with a Mannequin T bus. Timing and market availability for the autos have not been introduced.

Indi One

Indi One

Along with the EVs from Foxconn’s personal Foxtron model, Foxconn additionally plans to construct EVs beneath contract. A number of of those might be constructed on the former GM plant in Ohio, which was acquired by Foxconn from Lordstown final 12 months. Foxconn will use the plant to construct the aforementioned Lordstown Endurance pickup, in addition to a car code-named Undertaking PEAR for Fisker, and a tractor for electrical farm tools firm Monarch.

Foxconn this week additionally introduced it’ll construct prototypes for the One compact sedan from EV startup Indi on the Ohio plant. Ought to Indi discover success with the One’s improvement, Foxconn mentioned it’s also open to ultimately constructing buyer examples beneath contract.


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