Crucially, Ford has hit the road with the new Mustang Mach-E, and the blue oval’s first all-electric SUV certainly didn’t disappoint. At a competitive price, the Mustang Mach-E delivers a premium atmosphere with great home space and standard kit coverage, while providing useful range and practical charging capabilities.
Okay, you’ll have to wait for the Mach-E GT to experience real Tesla-like acceleration, but the Mustang Mach-E is a lot more fun to drive and, importantly, offers plenty of style and ability. helps it stand out in a rapidly expanding electric SUV market.
About Ford Mustang Mach-E
With the Government’s decision to ban new sales gasoline and diesel oil automobiles from 2030, the race is on for manufacturers to offer a range of battery-powered alternatives. Fully electric vehicles can meet a driver’s day-to-day needs, while offering good value, plenty of styling and key curb appeal that can help close the deal.
However, building a brand that customers are attracted to and will actually invest in is quite a difficult undertaking, which may explain why. Ford chose to give it a first name All-electric SUV after one of its most iconic sports car: hello Mustang Mach-E.
First on the Mustang Mach-E’s to-do list is convincing customers to steer clear of the rapidly growing list of competitors. The Tesla Model 3 fairly well established in the market and a well known player, while Volkswagen ID.4, Skoda Enyaq and Kia EV6 will certainly provide more mainstream competition.
Further in the price range, Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona offers family transportation, though more expensive versions of the Mustang Mach-E can also stand up to the scrutiny of the likes of Jaguar I-Pace and BMW iX3.
With prices starting at around £42,500, the Mustang Mach-E range is split into rear- or all-wheel drive models, each offering Standard or Extended Range settings with capacity the usable battery is 70kWh and 91kWh respectively.
Power output ranges from 265bhp for Standard Range cars, to 290bhp RWD Extended Range models and AWD Extended Range models with 346bhp. Top of the range Mach-E GT delivering an incredible 480hp and 860Nm of torque.
The ability to travel a reasonable distance on a single charge is often on the minds of potential customers, and especially those who are not used to using their vehicle to rely solely on electric power.
If you choose the Mustang Mach-E RWD Extended Range version, you’ll benefit from up to 379 miles of range without recharging. Compromises are inevitable with opting for a cheaper variant, but Ford claims even the AWD Standard Range car will go 248 miles before you need to plug it in.
Standard equipment is generous with a substantial 15.5-inch portrait-style touchscreen located in the center of the dashboard, while other creature comforts include heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, smartphone charging pad, adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking sensors.
If you decide to upgrade to the AWD Extended Range version then you won’t want much. A ten-speaker B&O audio system is fitted along with a panoramic glass roof, power tailgate and Active Park Assist.
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