Mustang goes electric: The iconic Ford badge now finds itself on an all-new electric SUV
Not only does this mark the first time that Ford has expanded the Mustang line-up in 55 years, but also marks the advent of the first-ever 4-door, SUV Mustang!
Christened as the Ford Mustang Mach E, this all-electric vehicle is touted to have the same free-spirited ideals that are the inspiration for the iconic pony car.
In many ways, you can call it a distant cousin. However, the naming of this new product does have automobile enthusiasts up in arms!
Having said that, the Mustang Mach-E is a sleek looking SUV that will have both standard and extended range options and you also get to choose between a rear-wheel-drive version or an all-wheel drive.
The extended range version is touted to have a driving range of 370 miles on a single charge and will have an output equivalent to 337 PS and 565 Nm of torque.
Ford will also offer a special performance-enhanced GT version that is expected to offer 465 PS of peak power and 830 Nm of torque. The GT will also do the 0-100 kmph dash in under five seconds!
The Mustang Mach-E delivers three unique drive modes – Whisper, Engage and Unbridled.
Each of these modes offers a distinct change to the driving dynamics and the focus is to allow the owner to truly enjoy what a vehicle like this has to offer in terms of performance and drive dynamics.
Other key highlights about the Mustang Mach-E include Brembo’s all-new performance Flexira aluminium callipers, while the GT version gets a MagneRide damping system which is essentially an adaptive suspension technology.
The brand will be offering the Mustang Mach-E with their next generation of SYNC communications.
It is a sleek interface that uses machine learning to tune itself to the driver’s preferences and will also have advanced over the air updates.
You get a 15.5-inch screen with a simple interface that is very much like a smartphone so you can swipe, pinch and just touch to access features.
Since it is an SUV, space has been optimised and you can actually take 5 passengers and luggage along with you. You also get a drainable front storage trunk and a 402 litre rear boot.
The cabin is touted to be rather upmarket and kitted out with elements that have a fusion of functionality combined with modern design.
A premium B&O Sound System is part of the package, large comfortable seats and a panorama fixed glass roof.
Ford will introduce the Mustang Mach E in European markets first and its debut is scheduled for early 2020.
— Vikram Gour