Ford unveils Mustang Mach-E electric sport utility vehicle

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric-powered SUV that will be available in late 2020 | Ford photo

Ford has unveiled the Mustang Mach-E, claiming the electric-powered sport utility vehicle “embodies the Mustang spirit — from its sleek silhouette and muscular curves to exhilarating drive experiences that offer unique driving dynamics and sounds.”

The company added that this is the first time in the Mustang’s 55-year history that the lineup has been expanded beyond a sports coupe, convertible and special editions.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum
Comparison with Mustang coupe

Ford claims the GT Performance Edition of the Mach-E will sprint to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds thanks to 459 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. It also claims range “of at least 300 miles with the available extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive.”

It can be driven with confidence, Ford said, thanks to access to more than 12,500 public charging stations in the FordPass network.

“At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would strike like forked lightning,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman of the company that bears his family’s name.“That was the Model T. 

“Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners.”

The Mach-E will be available in late 2020.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

13 COMMENTS

  1. What a way to ruin the MUSTANG name. What are the people at FORD thinking. Is it just about the bottom line? I have been buying and driving MUSTANGS since the beginning and still drive one today. I will never buy one of those things.

  2. I don’t care how fast that car is, it’s ugly as can be. It’s not cool looking at all. I’d be embarrassed to be seen in that thing.

    • How can Ford even think of applying the Mustang name to such an ugly Mercedes / BMW look alike.
      Surely this is a sad joke!!

      Call it Mach 3, but DO NOT associate the legendary Mustang name with this awful thing. Can you imagine Lee Iacocco turning in his grave!!

  3. As Charleton Heston said in the original Planet of The Apes when he rounded the turn on the beach and found the head and arm of the Statue of Liberty sticking out of the sand, "they’ve done it, they actually did it"! This is a disaster of nuclear scale! Head for your local shelter! Well, hey Ford was do for another Edsell disaster anyway! Oh wait I forgot the Pinto! This may rival those disasters.

  4. Did Ford Motor Company hire the guy who designed the Pontiac Aztek which was the worse ever design for the General.To name this want – to – be Horse Dung is shameful for the Mustang Brand. Whom ever will buy the Ford Disaster deserves to be Mocked in Public.

    Larry Shinoda must be cursing the Clown who designed reiteration of a Mustang.How could James Hackett go from Steelcase to Ford and let this want to be WHAT?, leave the Stable.

  5. I hate to see the Mustang used on a escape type vehicle. I have owned 5 Mustangs over the years. This over-priced SUV can stay on the lot. Maybe a better named that should be used is "Edsel".

  6. OK they used the Mustang name to get attention and free PR. If the vehicle starts selling PLEASE change the name to the Mach E and leave off the Mustang name. Won’t happen in the real world but I can hope.
    I don’t care about the EV feature which is completely impractical for someone like me in any car. So just calling it Mach E should suffice after it enters the market.

    This looks exactly like what Honda did when it created the Accord Crossover and killed off the 2 door coupe. Raise the roof so it looks like a bubble and destroyed all of the other lines in the car. The Accord Crossover flopped.

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