UPDATE 11/15/19: A member of the Mach E Forums leaked a ton of information on the upcoming Mach-E model. Find out more here!
Ford has consistently referred to its upcoming EV as a ‘Mustang-inspired’ electric crossover. For the past several months, the general consensus out there was that Ford would use the Mach E name, but now we have more official information. On Thursday, the company announced it would use the Mustang Mach-E name for the all-electric SUV.
It’s not a surprising move on Ford’s part, but it’s one that will likely stir controversy among Mustang enthusiasts. Regardless, the company will open up reservations for the Mustang Mach-E this Sunday when the car is finally unveiled in Los Angeles. Customers can put down a refundable $500 deposit to hold their place in line, and finalize their configuration next year when the official ordering window opens. From Sunday, those in the U.S. and Europe can at least pick what sort of Mustang Mach-E they want through their Ford account and pick their dealer.
Update 11/14/19: Some new information we’ve seen indicates the Mustang Mach-E will be available in different range variants with either rear- or all-wheel drive, similar to Tesla’s lineup.
There aren’t too many details to share about the Mustang Mach-E itself, at the moment. Word is it will have a range over 300 miles and a 0-60 time around 4 seconds, or possibly a bit less. That’s more or less where it needs to be to compete with the likes of the Tesla Model X and the upcoming Model Y crossovers. Again hitting on that ‘Mustang-inspired’ theme, Ford is leaning heavily on the coupe’s styling, but from what we’ve seen it appears to be a tasteful adaptation.
Of course, whether you agree depends on how you feel about the Mustang name and pony badge stuck on a four-door electric crossover. Even considering a four-door coupe/sedan version of the Mustang is considered heresy by some, so this likely won’t go over well in those circles either. But crossovers are what sells and electrification is where the industry’s headed, so here’s the Mustang Mach-E to hit both markets.
Let us know what you think in the comments below, and stay tuned for TFLcar’s coverage from LA this weekend! Check back on Sunday, November 17 at 6:30 PM EST for the official reveal.