Ford has given its truly iconic and thrilling Mustang family its first new addition for 55 years with the all-electric Mach-E, arriving like a pumped-up stallion ready to thunder across the hills. A muscular yearling eager to break loose, the SUV is being unleashed into the wild in various drive options powered by permanent magnet motors.
It comes with all the latest tech you would expect: cloud connectivity, phone as a key, assisted driving and over-the-air updates. The battery drives the rear wheels via an oil-cooled, rear-mounted AC motor, while there is an additional front motor for the all-wheel version.
But it’s the drive that’s important and Ford is claiming it can do 379 miles fully-charged, while the GT achieves 0-62 in 3.7 seconds. It’s a proper Mustang.
One funny aside from the press kit Ford launched the new Mustang with: they really have got the measure of Britain’s pothole-riddled roads. Geert Van Noyen, manager, Vehicle Dynamics at Ford of Europe is quoted as saying: “Mustang Mach-E’s balanced and responsive all-electric platform meant we could tailor the fun-to-drive experience whether on Norway’s twisty Trollstigen mountain road, high-speed German autobahn or bumpy British B-road.”
So Norway has the romantic and beautiful mountain road; Germany has the sleek autobahn…and we have the knackered old B-road!
You’ve got to admit, there is something about the Mustang. There always has been. We hope this new pony lives up to the name.