The time for the market launch of the new Mustang Mach-E has come and Ford is letting the media drive their new electric crossover for the first time.
Much has been said about the company’s decision to stick the Mustang name on its new, and very important, EV, and while that may still be a controversial topic to some, the simple truth is Ford judged they needed the image boost from their historic nameplate in order to sell as many as possible.
The Mustang Mach-E is based on an all-new platform and is available in single- and dual-motor configurations, offering a driving range of up to 379 miles (610 km) on the WLTP cycle in RWD and up to 335 miles (540 km) in AWD guise.
The EV is available with either a 76 kWh or a 99 kWh battery pack, and the most powerful model in the European range to date comes with 346 HP (351 PS), at least until the 480 HP (487 PS) range-topping GT arrives.
In addition, Ford claims the Mustang Mach-E offers a genuine sporty driving experience, which is supposed to make it stand out from its competition that includes EVs like the Tesla Model Y and the upcoming VW ID.4.
Top Gear magazine found out that the Mustang Mach-E is indeed a more engaging drive than, say, the Tesla, but as a result its ride quality in an urban environment is a bit busy. It’s also more playful than most of its competitors, at least on UK’s cold wet roads, as it sends more power to the rear wheels. It’s not a Mustang on stilts, but for a crossover, it shows that it was set up by people who knew what they were doing.