2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E preview: price, specs and release date
The highly-anticipated all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is arriving in Australia later this year to compete against the top-selling Tesla Model Y. But is it really a Mustang?
The Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first ever pure-electric model developed from the ground up. It enters Australia as one of four electrified Fords, following the 2023 Escape plug-in hybrid SUV, the 2023 E-Transit van, and the next-gen 2024 E-Transit Custom van.
The controversial Mustang Mach-E was originally released in the US in 2020, as a sporty rival to medium electric SUVs like the Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. Mustang fans were up in arms, since traditionally Mustangs have always been sporty two-door petrol V8s, and this is the first time the fabled pony badge has been on an EV or an SUV.
"The Mach-E is miles away from what the Mustang has long stood for," says motoring journalist Toby Hagon. "Sure, there are some design themes that flow between the two, but the Mach-E is a practical mid-sized electric SUV whereas Mustangs have typically been about lots of noise and pace primarily for two people."
Despite some Mustang fans claiming that the Mach-E isn't really a Mustang at all, nearly 40,000 units left dealer showrooms in the US in 2022.
You might have already spotted the new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV on The Block being driven around by the contestants. You’ll certainly be spotting it on Australian roads by next year, because this pony shapes up to be an absolute eye-catcher. Read on to find out more about this e-SUV.