Ford Expands Mustang Line-Up, Reveals Mach-E Electric SUV

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 20/11/2019
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Ford Mustang based electric SUV is here, and in all its glory, read to know what is.

The news of Ford developing a Mustang-based electric SUV was all around the internet and every EV and mustang enthusiast was eagerly waiting for it. Even the Ford could not keep it under the wrap any longer, thus revealed the electric SUV and it has been christened as “Mach-E”. However, the combinations of words like ‘electric SUV’ and ‘Mustang’ forces us to raise an eyebrow over the American giant’s decision, but we have to admit that the job’s been done really well over here.

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Ford Mach-E borrows design cues from the legendary-pony-muscle-car of the west.

Ford Mach-E borrows design cues from the legendary-pony-muscle-car of the west.

In reality, the car isn’t based on the Mustang’s platform or anything as such; it just borrows the design cues from the legendary-pony-muscle-car of the west. The headlamps and tail lamps are indistinguishably Mustang, so are the badges and the long hood. On this note itself, Ford’s European design chief Murat Gueler quoted, “The approach was to put this car in a unique spot: only Ford can do Mustang. In the next few years, there will be hundreds of EV nameplates, but with Mustang we can load up with emotion and drama.”

The Mach-E SUV also gets a set of intuitive design elements that are very much EV like, such as the in-existent door handles, Tesla-like 15.5-inch vertically stacked touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.2-inch digital display cluster for the instrument console, and an option to use your smartphone as a key to enter the car.

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It gets a Tesla-like vertically stacked 15.5-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and another 10.2-inch unit for the instrument console

It gets a Tesla-like vertically stacked 15.5-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and another 10.2-inch unit for the instrument console

Based on Ford’s Global Electrified 2.0 platform, Mach-E will be offered with 3 different power outputs and 2 different battery sizes. The rear-wheel-drive  variants will be offered with either a 75kWh-258hp or a 99kWh-289hp set up with just one motor at the rear axle. With both of these options, the car can propel itself to speeds of 100kmph from standstill in under 8.0 seconds.

The AWD versions will come equipped with a twin motor setup. With an option to choose from either a 75kWh-258hp setup or a 99kWh-337hp setup, capable to pull the car to a tonne in just 7.0 seconds flat. With its weight ranging between 1993kg and 2218kg, all models have an electronically limited top speed of 179kmph.

Ford is also claiming that the Mach-E is not designed to pull well in just straight lines but it is dynamically a better EV than its competition.

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The overall design of the Mach-E is a reminiscent of the legendary Mustang and that adds an appeal to it.

The overall design of the Mach-E is a reminiscent of the legendary Mustang and that adds an appeal to it.

Dimensionally, Mach-E measures at 4,712mm in length, 1,881mm in width and 1,597mm in overall height, fitting it in between the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Jaguar I-Pace. With these dimensions, it offers a decent boot space of 402 litres at the trunk, and 100 litres of waterproof storage space in the frunk.

As of now, Ford hasn’t revealed the complete performance figures, but after the launch, Mach-E will compete with the likes of Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi E-Tron, and Tesla Model-X.

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