Ford is officially going after the likes of Tesla, Porsche, Jaguar with their all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV.

“At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would strike like forked lightning,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “That was the Model T. Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners.”

The Mach-E takes inspiration from previous Mustang models over the past 50 years with its aggressive curves and sleek profile.

The Mustang Mach-E is part of Ford’s electrification plans for the future. The company has an all-electric F-150 truck in the works.

The Mustang Mach-E offers 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque along with the all-wheel drive.

Storage space shouldn’t be an issue with the Mustang Mach-E’s front trunk (providing about 4.6 cubic feet) and 59.6 cubic feet of rear cargo space (with the rear seats down). There’s enough room for five people comfortably and there’s a fixed glass roof over both the front and rear.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle – and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

The Mustang Mach-E has a range of about 375 KM (230 Miles) as standard with the 75.7 kWh battery option. There will be an extended-range model that offers up to 475 KM (300 Miles) with the 98.8 kWh battery.

The new vehicle will also come with the next-generation of Ford Sync which works with a number of vehicle screen sizes. The Mustang Mach-E will have a 15.5-inch display in the vertical orientation and will learn about drivers’ preferences and gets better over time with software updates.

Ford says that since the Mustang Mach-E is cloud-connecting, features such as self-driving capabilities can be delivered with future software releases.

“Next-generation SYNC actively starts adapting to you as soon as you start using it, quickly learning your preferences and making personalized suggestions,” said Darren Palmer, Ford global director for battery electric vehicles. “It can suggest going to the gym if it learns Mondays are workout days or calling home if you do that every day after work. The result is a cloud-connected assistant and interface that’s intuitive, beautiful and ready for the future thanks to fast over-the-air updates.”

You can learn more about Ford Sync 4 here.

The Mustang Mach-E will also allow you to use your phone as a key by using Bluetooth and your proximity to the vehicle.

Reservations for the Mustang Mach-E are available now in the US with a $500 deposit. For Canadians, reservations are being done through Ford EV Certified Dealers. You can visit Ford.ca for being the reservation process.

Trim lines and pricing for the Mustang Mach-E are as follows:

  • Select – 355 KM range – AWD or RWD (on 18″ Wheels) – $50,495 CAD ($43,895 USD)
  • Premium – 475 KM range – AWD or RWD (on 19″ Wheels) – $59,495 CAD ($50,600 USD)
  • California Route 1 – 475 KM range – RWD (on 18″ Wheels) – $64,495 CAD($52,400 USD)
  • First Edition – 425 KM range – AWD (on 19″ Wheels) – $71,995 CAD ($59,900 USD)*
  • GT Performance Edition – 375 KM range – AWD (on 20″ Wheels) – $82,995 CAD ($60,500 USD)

* Limited Quantities available

The Select, Premium, California Route 1 and First Edition of the Mach-E will be available for delivery beginning in late 2020. The GT Performance Edition will be available in Spring 2021.

Source: Ford

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