A long list of standard features have been revealed for Ford’s fully electric midsize SUV
Ford Australia has revealed local prices and specifications for its fully electric Mustang Mach-E SUV which is set to go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.
The range will be offered in a choice of three grades, with the single-motor RWD ‘Select’ kicking off at $79,990 (before on-road costs), followed by the $91,665 Premium RWD and the dual-motor AWD GT model priced from $107,665.
The Mustang Mach-E will make up one of the five electrified vehicles Ford plans to bring to Australia before the end of 2024, with a fully-electric Puma SUV and E-Transit Custom van also confirmed for our market.
Ford’s foray into the fully electric midsize SUV segment will see the Mach-E square up against the likes of the Tesla Model Y which starts at $65,400 (before on-roads) along with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (from $72,000) and the Kia EV6 (from $72,590).
The entry-level Select is offered with a 71kWh battery providing a claimed range of 470km (WLTP), while the Premium incorporates a 91kWh unit with up to 600km of range.
Both variants feature a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive setup though the 198kW/430Nm outputs in the Select are bumped to 216kW/430Nm in the Premium, trimming the 0-100km/h time from 6.6 to 6.2 seconds.
Sitting at the top of the range, the Mustang Mach-E GT retains the 91kWh battery but opts for a 358kW/860Nm dual-motor AWD setup providing a range of up to 490km and 0-100km time of just 3.7 seconds.
Both batteries have a maximum DC charging speed of 150kW, which will see the 71kWh battery charged from 10 to 80 percent in 32 minutes, while the larger 91kWh battery will take 45 minutes. AC charging speeds of up to 10.5kW are also available.
Select: from $79,990
Kicking off with the Select grade, Ford has fitted the entry-level model with synthetic leather across the seats and a heated steering wheel along with eight-way adjustment and heating for the front row.
A 15.5-inch central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also included, along with an additional 10.2-inch digital driver’s display.
Other standard features include:
Premium: from $91,665
Aside from the bigger battery and longer range, the Premium features largely the same equipment as the entry-level model plus the following features:
GT: from $107,665
As the flagship of the range, the GT variant focuses on performance-oriented changes but also features several changes to the interior and exterior.
The GT also features the ‘Untame Plus’ driving mode which is stated to be for track use only, which is “designed to help drivers balance the powertrain output on a track for lap time consistency” according to Ford, and also offers more flexibility with the traction and stability control.
Ford’s ‘Shadow Black’ colour will be standard fit on the Mach-E, with six other variations of blue, white, red and grey available for an extra $700.
A five-star ANCAP rating (adapted from the European NCAP rating) has already been confirmed for the Mustang Mach-E but only for the Select and Premium grades – not the GT, which is the only variant to miss out on a front-centre airbag.
When Chasing Cars asked Ford Australia why the GT was unrated a spokesperson said:
“It’s not uncommon for some variants within a model range to not undergo NCAP testing and as a result go unrated, and at this stage that’s the case with Mustang Mach-E GT.”
However, the Mustang Mach-E still comes standard with a long list of safety features including:
Ford Australia is now taking reservations for the Mustang Mach-E both online and through its authorised EV dealers.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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