The electric Ford Mustang Mach-E – Ford’s new electric SUV – is officially revealed as Ford delivers a seemingly convincing answer to Tesla.
This may not be the muscle car Mustang we all know, but Ford has been quite clever with integrating Mustang feel in to the high-riding Mach-E, with the lights – front and back – looking very modern Mustang, familiar lines down the flanks and, of course, the badge, and it sits on a new platform – GE2 – which owes its genesis to the C2 platform under the Kuga
There are no real door handles to get in to the interior, and interior dominated by a Tesla-like 15.5″ portrait screen – complete with rotary dial – running Ford’s Sync4 and a 10.2″ digital instrument panel.
The Mach-E range will kick off with a choice of two battery packs and three power outputs, with the entry-level model getting a single electric motor at the back with either a 75kWh battery and 254bhp or 99kWh battery with 285bhp, as well as a 4WD version with two motors and 254bhp for the 75kWh version and 332bhp for the 99kWh.
Range for the Mach-E varies depending on model from 260-370 miles, with a DC Fast Charge at up to 150kW.
It’s probably going to be a year before you will be behind the wheel of a Mach-E, but you can place and order now, and although prices are expected to start at sub-£40k the First Edition model with big battery and 4WD will be nearer £60k.