Ford just revealed its Mustang Mach-E SUV - the first new Mustang-branded vehicle since 1964 and a Tesla challenger
Matthew DeBordNov 18, 2019, 10:08 IST
On Sunday, Ford revealed its much-anticipated, all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV ahead of the official opening of the Los Angeles auto show.
Ford also opened an online ordering site for the Mach-E, where vehicles could be reserved for a $500 deposit.
The Mach-E is the first new vehicle to join the Mustang lineup since the iconic pony car's introduction in 1964.
Ford said that the Mach-E can be outfitted with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive that could achieve 300 miles of range on a single charge.
In an "all-wheel-drive configurations," Ford said, the "Mach-E is targeting 332 horsepower."
The Mustang Mach-E is priced from $43,895, with high-performance version rising to more than $60,000. The vehicle should arrive in late 2020.
Two performance versions of the Mustang Mach-E will also hit the market by 2021. The GT trim "is targeting 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds," Ford said. The GT Performance Edition "is targeting a ... 0-60 mph in the mid-3-second range." Horsepower for each is 459.
The Mustang Mach-E will also get Ford's next-generation SYNC infotainment system, featuring a 15.5-inch central touchscreen.
LOS ANGELES - On Sunday, Ford Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Jin Hackett, with some help from Idris Elba (who worked at a Ford plant in England before he made it big), revealed the much-anticipated Mustang Mach-E.
The all-electric SUV was controversial when announced. Mustang purists might not have wanted the pony car's iconic styling and nameplate applied to an electric vehicle, much less a crossover SUV.
But Ford took the plunge and staged a Tesla-level extravaganza to introduce the newest Mustang to the world.