Ford's Mustang-inspired electric SUV aka the Mustang Mach-E (Mackey)

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To be shown next month./

Ford to reveal Mustang-inspired electric SUV next month

Blue Oval confirms that it's first bespoke battery-electric car will be unveiled on 17 November

Ford will reveal its new Mustang-inspired electric SUV, conceived as a high-performance rival to the Tesla Model Y, next month.

The American firm has released a teaser featuring a sketch of the new machine's profile, confirming it will be launched on Sunday 17 November, just ahead of the Los Angeles motor show where it will likely be shown in public for the first time.

Due to go on sale in 2020, a concept will be unveiled later this year, Ford claims the as-year-unnamed model will transfer the spirit of the iconic Mustang pony car into a truly 21st century model.

The new model was given the 'Mach 1' tag during early development because of strong public opinion against the use of the branding historically reserved for Mustangs. However, the Blue Oval recently applied to trademark the ‘Mach-E’ nameplate, which seems a perfect fit, given the car’s brief.

The new car will be the first Ford designed as an electric car from the ground up, with a bespoke new platform enabling both rear and four-wheel drive. It will crown the brand’s wide-reaching electrification plan under which European customers will be offered a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric version of every new model launched.


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Electric Ford SUV Wearing Skin Of A Mustang Still Happening Next Month

Ford will debut its controversial new “Mustang-inspired” electric crossover on Nov. 17, whether we want it or not.

We’re still doing this. Ford is going ahead with its new electric CUV “inspired” by the design of the iconic Ford Mustang, and it will debut next month, likely just before the opening of the LA Auto Show.

Interestingly, Ford has completely dropped the controversial “Mach 1” name it originally labeled the vehicle with when it was announced. It’s currently just being labeled an “all-electric, Mustang-inspired SUV.” It’s also been rumored to be called the “Mach E,” which sounds like someone from Boston asking for “Marky.”

 

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Ford gives us a peek at upcoming Mustang-inspired SUV

No legendary sports car brand or nameplate is sacred enough anymore to escape the SUV craze, and the latest victim is Ford’s Mustang.

Thankfully, though, it appears that Ford is skirting sacrilege by not actually using the Mustang nameplate on its new all-electric SUV, and while we don’t know its actual name, Ford is referring to it as a “Mustang-inspired SUV" rather than an actual Mustang. Fair enough.

The official design sketch that you see above is our closest look yet at the new battery-powered SUV, and the Mustang inspiration is clear to see in the fastback profile, bulging haunches and claw-like tail lights.

Ford has just announced the reveal date for the Mustang-inspired SUV, which is set for November 18, so we’ll know all the juicy details in just a few weeks from now.

So what has Ford blurted about so far?

Not much, but the company has stated that it’s targeting a driving range of up to 600km between recharges for the electric powertrain.

No power or performance figures have been divulged as yet, but given the muscle car inspiration, and all the Tesla hype these days, it’s a fair assumption that this electrocuted Pony will gallop with some vigour.

The Mustang-inspired SUV forms part of a big electric and hybrid push for Ford, which is expected to see more than half of the cars it sells in Europe being electrified in some way by the year 2022.


 

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Here's Most Of The Ford Mustang-Inspired Electric SUV Before You're Supposed To See It

Thursday, a new teaser dropped advertising that the upcoming Ford Mustang-inspired electric SUV would debut on Nov. 17. Today, it would appear that a 3D render has leaked giving us our best idea of what to expect yet.

The 3D rendering comes courtesy of the AllCarNews Instagram account, calling the car by its long-rumored name, Mach-E, which may just be a guess, and citing “insiders” for feedback on the final design of the car.


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If this thing looks like this and goes like a Mustang it'll sell like hotcakes in the states
 

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Wouldn't sell here.
Safricans love a proper braai too much.
None of this electric braai kak.
 

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Still questioning that name also. Let wait & see.

I know why but still doesn't flow nicely.
 

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Ford Teases All-Electric Mustang SUV

Ford has teased a Mustang-inspired electric SUV. Here's what you need to know.

This official image from Ford shows off the profile of the new car. The date on the image suggests a full reveal on the 17th November 2019, which puts it around the same time as the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

There's not much to go on, but it appears that Ford will be making a Mustang-inspired fully electric SUV which pundits reckon will be built as an electric vehicle from the ground up.

 

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Check out these Ford ‘Mustang-inspired’ electric SUV renders based on leaked CAD files

Ford is getting ready to unveil its “Mustang-inspired” Tesla Model Y competitor on November 17, and so far, the only official media we have on the electric SUV is a silhouette. But a fan forum has produced a render of the upcoming car, rumored to be named the Mach E, based on leaked CAD drawings, which shows a possible form that it might take.

Before we got the silhouette, we also saw a short video of a camouflaged mule doing winter testing in Michigan. In that video, the car looked rather boxy and perhaps a little uninspiring. But it was a test mule, and the camouflage is designed to throw you off, so we can’t really make much of that one video.

And now, the burgeoning fan forum “Mach E Forum” has produced their own renders based on the available information, showing their take on what the design might look like. Here they are, in three colors:


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This Is The Ford 'Mustang-Inspired' SUV Caught Almost Totally Undisguised

It’s a little unclear what the hell Ford is talking about when it calls its first all-electric SUV “Mustang inspired,” especially seeing as how it’s an all-electric family crossover whereas the Mustang, well, is not. But maybe seeing the thing in the flesh, caught almost completely uncovered, might help clear things up.

The front fascia of this car, rumored to be called the “Ford Mach-E,” screams more Mazda than Mustang, but once you move past it, you certainly can see some little Mustang-ish(?) styling elements. There’s the scalloped side, meant to evoke the Mustang’s traditional very fake side scoops, and the triple tail lights on each side, which are there.


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Ford Mustang Mach-E: all-new electric SUV named

European and American customers will be able to put down deposits following unveiling on Sunday

The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will be revealed on Sunday, ahead of the Los Angeles motor show.

The name of the Mustang Mach-E, which is conceived as a high-performance rival to the Tesla Model Y, was officially confirmed today ahead of the unveiling. The vehicle had previously been referred to as 'Mustang-inspired' but had not been given a name.

The move suggests that Ford is planning to grow the Mustang nameplate into a fuller model line, taking advantage of its heritage in the US market while lending it authority in the crucial Chinese market. Sales of the current MustangSnip.jpg in Europe, where it dominates its sector, also suggest the name resonates globally.

Ford also announced today that it will begin taking deposits for the Mustang Mach-E in the US and Europe immediately after it's revealed, with the first wave of buyers being offered the option of a highly specced First Edition model. However, full pricing hasn't yet been announced, while Chinese buyers won't be able to put down a deposit until a later date.

Deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E are expected to commence in 2020, suggesting the car in Los Angeles will be a production model rather than a concept. Ford is understood to have had huge internal debates over using the Mustang name in production. The new model was given the 'Mach 1' tag during early development because of strong public opinion against the use of the branding historically reserved for Mustangs, but Ford has now decided to combine both.

 

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Mustang Mach-E: Ford's 'Mustang-Inspired' Electric Crossover Gets A Name

Ford has been saying its new electric crossover is “Mustang-inspired” since last year’s Detroit Auto Show. And with the official name, they really, really went there.

The battery-powered performance crossover will be called the Ford Mustang Mach-E, complete with the pony logo and everything. It’s not so much “Mustang-inspired” as it is an official, legit member of the Mustang family. Just one with a tall ride height, four doors and no internal combustion engine.

I’d make a “horse of a different color” joke here, but that’s too damn obvious and I haven’t had enough coffee yet anyway.

This car represents Ford’s first truly modern attempt at an EV, and an EV crossover. Announced in Detroit last year, it was initally tipped to be called the Mach 1. But after “a very strong reaction,” as Ford CEO Jim Hackett put it, that historic name was scrapped in favor of something new. Indeed, plenty of Angry Internet People balked at giving an EV people-mover the same name as a Mustang performance option that spanned decades.

But in calling it the Mustang Mach-E, and with the styling we’ve seen in the spy photos, Ford is pretty unapologetically leaning into the pony car’s image as it dives into the electric world. It’s certainly bold.

The car will be revealed in full this Sunday at an event in Los Angeles right before that city’s auto show. It will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and China’s Autohome that evening, and afterward you’ll be able to reserve one with a $500 refundable deposit.

 

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2020 Ford Mustang Mach E: Here's The Car, Price And 0-60 Times Before You're Supposed To See It

Not everyone is keen on the idea of an electric Ford Mustang crossover, but the Mustang Mach-E is definitely happening anyway. If you’re one of the naysayers, maybe you’ll like it better when you see all the photos and specs—which you’re about to do.

Someone at Ford published what appears to be an early version of the reservation site for the 2020 Mustang Mach E late Thursday evening, which was brought to our attention by the folks inhabiting the Mach-E Forum.

On the site are range estimates, charge estimates, and a target 0-60 mph time for the car that won’t be available to customers until late 2020.

While we fully expect the final specs could change between now and the car’s actual debut, and that the information you’re about to see could be a placeholder of some sort, here’s what we know: the Mach E comes in five trims, starting as low as the $43,895 Select model. It goes from there to the Premium at $50,600, onto the California Route 1 at $52,400, the limited First Edition at $59,900, and finally capping off with the top GT model at $60,500.

All prices are before the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.

The Mach-E comes in rear- or all-wheel drive. Ford says the extended range RWD version of the Mach-E will be capable of 300 miles of range, while the GT model with select options will be able to hit a mid-three-second 0-60 mph sprint. Not bad at all.

Range is estimated at 270 miles for the First Edition, about 230 for the GT and Select, and then 300 for the others. Also not bad. The upper-trim cars seem to be AWD only.


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Did they have to make it look like a Tesla just because it is competing with Tesla?
 
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