British Asia Network - Shahzad Sheikh
London 18 November 2019 - Everyone knows the Ford Mustang is a two-door coupe/muscle car - well with the huge success of the famed pony-car brand (Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world) Ford has decided to expand the Mustang family to include an entirely new car. Not only does it break with tradition by becoming a four-door family crossover SUV - but it's also entirely eletric and the car giant's direct response to Tesla!
The Mustang Mach-E is the first purpose-built all-electric Ford, it will come to Europe and it heralds the beginning of 14 electrified models to be put on sale here by the end of next year.
Mach-E takes some of its styling cues from the current-shape Mustang including the front headlighta, the tri-bar rear lights and the panel that houses them, the shape of the 'grille' outline, the pony logo at the front, and the muscular flanks.
It will go on sale late 2020 available with standard and extended range options with either rear-wheel drive (unusual for a crossover) or all-wheel drive. With RWD it is claimed to have a range of over 370 miles. The batteries sit under the floor and crash-protected and waterproof case with active liquid heating and cooling systems.
In AWD guise it will have up to 248kW (335bhp) and 565Nm of torque. There will also be a high performance version - Mach-E GT - with 342kW (465bhp) and 830Nm of torque giving it a 0-62mph acceleration time of less than five seconds.
Three driving modes will be offered - Whisper, Engage and Unbridled with different dynamic set-ups for economical or sporty driving. Brembo brakes with new performance Flexira aluminium callipers will be responsible for stopping the car which rides on MagneRide adaptive suspension.
There is 100 litres of storage space under the bonnet which is drainable for storing wet or muddy items. In the rear there is 402 litres of space expandable to 1420 litres with the rear seats down. Up front there is a huge 15.5-inch centre touchscreen to control the car's systems as well as the infotainment.
A limited First Edition will be available in extended-range, all-wheel drive configuration, with exclusive Grabber Blue Metallic paint, full-length panorama roof, contrasting seat stitching and a scuff plate marked "First Edition".