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Ford Mustang Mach-E 2023: Australian price revealed for Tesla Model Y rival 


Ford has confirmed that the Mustang-badged, all-electric SUV will be sold in three variants locally – but the price isn’t as sharp as the Tesla

Ford Australia has announced pricing for the Mustang Mach-E, which represents the first all-electric passenger vehicle in the brand’s local line-up. 

Starting from $79,990 before on-road costs, the Mustang Mach-E will be sold in three guises locally, with online orders opening around 2PM this afternoon. The range includes a $93K long-range Premium model and a performance-focussed GT grade priced at $109K.

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT side driving
The GT represents the flagship model of the Mustang Mach-E range in Australia

This line-up is similar to that of the Tesla Model Y in Australia, which will serve as the main rival to the Mustang Mach-E. In saying this, it seems that each Mach-E model comes with a premium ranging between $5000 to $10,000 over the equivalent Tesla.

The Model Y range starts with the rear-wheel drive model at $69,300 before on-road costs, then jumps to $82,300 for the dual-motor Long Range variant, and the flagship Performance variant starts from $98,415. 

The Mustang Mach-E enters the increasingly contested midsize electric SUV space currently dominated by the Model Y, which has accounted for 5264 sales so far in 2023.

2023 Tesla Model Y Performance red side driving
The Tesla Model Y will likely become the Mustang Mach-E’s biggest rival

Other rivals in the space include the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (from $72,000) and Kia EV6 (from $72,590).

Limited supply means these models have been more niche, accounting for 352 sales and 277 sales respectively so far this year.

Ford recently decided to depart the midsize SUV segment in combustion and hybrid vehicles when it announced the discontinuation of the Escape model in Australia, which started at $37,990. The Mustang Mach-E will see the brand re-enter the space at a much higher price.

Mustang Mach-E to be sold in three guises locally

Dubbed the Select, this model represents the entry-point to the Mustang Mach-E range in Australia, and starts at $79,990 before on-road costs. 

Ford Mustang Mach E trio at the track
Ford first debuted a trio of Mustang Mach-E SUVs at the Australian Grand Prix earlier this year

The Mustang Mach-E Select features a 71kWh (usable) lithium ion phosphate (LFP) battery that’s paired with a single electric motor producing 198kW/430Nm.

As the Select’s electric motor sits on the rear axle, this model is exclusively rear-wheel drive, and has been rated to an electric driving range of up to 470km according to the WLTP testing cycle. 

Standard kit on the outside of the Select includes 19-inch alloy wheels, and a frunk beneath the SUV’s bonnet.

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT interior dash
A 15.5-inch portrait-mounted infotainment screen sits in the centre of the dash

On the inside, the Select gets a 15.5-inch infotainment system which uses Ford’s SYNC4 operating system. This means that wireless Apple Carplay and Android auto will be available. 

Both front seats get power adjustability, and they’re covered in synthetic leather upholstery.

A wireless phone charging pad, a panoramic sunroof, and a ten speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system is also included. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E 2023 base front
The entry-level Mustang Mach-E is exclusively rear-wheel drive

Prestige paint is the only option available across the range, and will set buyers back an extra $700.

Premium grade inclusions:

Next up in the range is the Mustang Mach-E Premium, which will set Australian buyers back $92,990 before on-road costs. 

Like the Select, the Premium grade uses a single electric motor on the rear axle, and is rear-wheel drive, but peak outputs are increased to 216kW and 430Nm.

Ford Mustang Mach E 2023 review-1
The Mustang Mach-E Premium uses a large 91kWh battery

The battery size is also increased to 91kWh (usable), meaning the Mustang Mach-E Premium is able to drive up to 600km (WLTP) between charging sessions. 

Standard kit on the Premium grade is almost identical to the entry-level Select, but is built upon with the addition of LED projector headlamps on the outside. 

Contrast red stitching, premium-finish scuff plates and pedals, as well as multi-colour ambient lighting represent the additions to standard kit inside. 

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT charge port
The Mach-E’s charge port features a Mustang logo

In terms of driving modes, Active, Whisper, and Untame are three available across the Select and Premium models. 

GT grade inclusions: 

As the flagship model of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E range in Australia, the GT will set buyers back $108,990 before on-road costs. 

It makes use of the same 91kWh (usable) battery as the Premium grade, but prioritizes performance over driving range, being rated to just 490km (WLTP).

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT low front 3/4
The Mustang Mach-E GT will be Ford Australia’s fastest accelerating vehicle when it lands

The peak outputs of the GT’s dual motor all-wheel drive system are 358kW/860Nm, which is enough to send the SUV to 100km/h in just 3.7-seconds. Although like Tesla, Ford notes that this acceleration figure includes a one-foot rollout. 

Handling is also reportedly improved in the GT grade through the inclusion of an active damper suspension system that changes the vehicle’s ride based on which drive mode is selected.

On the topic of drive modes, the GT grade adds Untame Plus to the choices, which is reportedly optimised for track use only. Traction control, throttle response, battery cooling, and steering feel are all elements said to be optimised in this setting. 

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT brake
Brembo brakes are a standard inclusion on the range-topping Mustang Mach-E GT

On the outside, the GT grade is distinguishable by the larger 20-inch alloy wheels that it rides on, which are wrapped in Pirelli rubber. Beneath these wheels sit a set of Brembo brakes.

In the cabin, a set of Ford Performance sports seats that are finished in leather-like material hint at the high-performance nature of the GT grade. 

Mustang Mach-E online orders to open today

Alongside announcing pricing for the Mustang Mach-E, Ford also confirmed that online orders for the model will be opening around 2PM today. 

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT side up driving
Online orders will be open this afternoon

After selecting a grade, customers will have to pay a reservation fee of $1000 to a selected Ford EV dealer to complete their online order. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Select: $79,990
  • Premium: $92,990
  • GT: $108,990