Forget Tesla. Forget MG EV. Ford’s Mustang Mach-E is almost on the boat.
Due to arrive in Australian showrooms late this year, you can reserve your Mach-E
Reservations, rather than orders, for the five-seat electric SUV can be made online
from Wednesday this week – we’re not sure what the difference is?
Although it shares a name with Ford’s famous pony car, that’s where any similarities
end, we’re afraid.
Mach-E is a completely different beast and sits on Ford’s Global Electrified 1 (GE1)
platform, a heavily reworked version of the C2 platform used for fourth generation
Focus and third generation Kuga and fourth generation Escape.
Ford says customers will be able to secure their reservation of a Mustang Mach-E via
ford.com.au on the afternoon of May 10, with production of the first allocation of
vehicles coming to Australia set to begin imminently.
But here’s the thing, you’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out how much your
Mach-E will cost – there’s nothing like a bit of drama.
To purchase a Mustang Mach-E, customers can access a portal at ford.com.au that will
go live on May 10.
Then they will be able to select a variant, create a Ford account and pay a set
reservation fee of $1000 to the authorised Ford EV dealer of their choice.
A trio of Mustang Mach-E variants will be offered in Australia: Select, Premium, and
Rear-wheel drive Select features a 71kWh battery and single electric motor that
delivers 198kW and 430Nm, with a range of up to 470km (WLTP).
Better equipped rear-drive Premium, with a larger 91kWh battery and single electric
motor boasts 216kW and 430Nm, with a range of up to 600km (WLTP).
The performance-focused, all-wheel drive GT, also with a 91kWh battery but two
electric motors, one for each axle, puts out 358kW and 860Nm, and has a range of up
to 490km (WLTP).