Ford inching nearer to Mustang Mach-E delivers to customers in China

Ford inching nearer to Mustang Mach-E delivers to customers in China

American automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company recently rolled the batch of its eagerly-awaited all-electric Mustang Mach-E compact crossover SUV off its assembly line in China to deliver them to local customers.

The Ford Mach-E electric SUV is currently the only fully-electric passenger vehicle offered by Dearborn, Michigan-headquartered automobiles giant, though it will soon be joined by the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, which is all set to be delivered to customers in early 2022. In 2023, the American manufacturer will launch a new EV, with a special focus on European markets.

In April this year, the manufacturer announced that it would start accepting pre-orders from Chinese customers for four different versions of the Mach-E SUV. In July, the company made an additional announcement that it would also offer a second RWD “SE” version of the all-electric SUV and that it would qualify for Chinese government’s EV subsidies.

At the time, some media outlets reported that Chinese customers would be able to pre-order the electric SUV in the fall this year and the deliveries to customers would start near the end of the year.

Changan Ford, a joint venture (JV) between Chinese manufacturer Changan Automobile and America’s Ford Motor Co., has already started producing the Mustang Mach-E SUV in China for the local market. The announcement of roll out of the first Mustang Mach-Es manufactured in China is a pivotal step toward delivering the vehicles to preorder holders.

The 2022 Mustang Mach-E will come equipped with a 70.0-kWh battery pack (standard range) and extended range 91.0-kWh pack. The battery pack will supply power to electric motors—one mounted on the rear or one on the front. The latter combination will create all-wheel drive. The motors will produce 480 horsepower (hp) and up to 634 pound-feet of torque. The Mach-E GT Performance version of the EV claims to have the ability to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour (mph) in merely 3.5 seconds.

The less powerful versions of the EV produce 266 to 346 hp and 317 to 428 pound-feet of torque. Wheel of the e-SUV range in size from 18 inches to 20 inches, and one can choose for adaptive dampers for ensuring adjustable ride firmness.

The Standard Range (RWD) version of the Mustang Mach-E compact crossover SUV carries a starting price tag of 265,000 Yuan (US$40,800). At the high-end, the electric SUV costs 379,000 Yuan (US$59,200).