— Ford Motor on Sunday unveiled the 2021 Mustang Mach E, the automaker’s first all-electric performance SUV and the beginning of a new EV strategy for the company.
The Mach-E debuts a suite of new technologies for Ford, most notably a new interior setup that features a vertical 15.5-inch center screen in addition to a 10.2-inch information cluster in front of the driver.
The infotainment system debuts Ford’s next-generation SYNC infotainment system that includes a customizable area that can learn a driver’s preferences and make personalized suggestions, according to officials.
The Mach-E is expected to arrive in dealerships beginning in late 2020 with “Premium” and “First Edition” models followed by base and performance models, including a GT, through spring 2021. Starting pricing — excluding federal tax incentives of up to $7,500 — will range from about $43,895 for the base “Select” model to roughly $60,500 for the GT.
“I think that the world is ready for performance electric vehicles that are priced right,” Hackett said. “We think we’ll attract a lot of customers with this.”
The Mach-E wasn’t always going to be a Mustang. The decision had to be approved by the automaker’s top brass, specifically Ford, a well-known environmentalist and Mustang enthusiast.
“The issue to date has always been if you wanted performance, you had to give up the green aspects; if you wanted green, you gave up the other,” he said. “Technology has finally gotten us to a place where you can actually have both.
“It’s something I’ve waited for a long, long time. I love this car.”
Aside from its badging and performance, the Mach-E includes Mustang design aspects such as a long hood, rear haunch, aggressive headlights, and trademark tri-bar taillamps. The grille of the vehicle also is cut out to resemble the pony car.