18.11.2019Ford Mustang Mach-E EV launched
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been revealed in Los Angeles, with the company’s pure-electric crossover featuring a range of more than 370 miles on a single charge.
There will be standard and extended range battery options, as well as single- or duel-motor set-up for rear- or all-wheel drive. A performance Mustang Mach-E GT model will be available, with a sub-five second 0-62mph time, thanks to a 342 kW power output and 830 Nm of torque.
The batteries are placed in the underbody, allowing for a coupe-styled SUV with plenty of space for five. There’s a small load area up front to complement the traditional boot, and Ford has included a number of styling features to like the Mach-E SUV with its inspiration - the famous Mustang.
Pitched as a vehicle on a par with the Model T by Ford, the Mustang Mach-E will have the next-generation of the company’s Sync infotainment system. A 15.5-inch screen promises more intuitive usage, and the Mustang Mach-E benefits from over-the-air updates over time.
Kit includes a B&O sound system, the introduction for Ford of ‘phone-as-key’ technology, and a panoramic glass roof that has a special coating to keep the cabin cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Three modes - Whisper, Engage, and Unbridled - will provided different driving characteristics, depending on preference and situation.
Technical features see the option of the 75.7 kWh standard range battery or 98.8 kWh extended range pack. Ultra-rapid DC charging will be available at up to 150 kW, with Ford one of the founding members of the Ionity network, which has installed chargers across Europe capable of up to 350 kW.
UK pricing and specifications will be announced at a later date, though expect prices for the range to start between £40-45,000 mark, with a launch edition at £50,000 or more. Deposits of £1,000 are being taken now, and the Mustang Mach-E will arrive towards the end of 2020.