Ford has accidentally let the pony out of the bag, publishing pictures and specification details of its Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV days before its planned official reveal at the Los Angeles motor show.
Sporting the Mustang’s shapely styling, the Mach-E features a long, sculpted bonnet, slim headlights, illuminated galloping horse logo and pumped up wheelarches for an aggressive on-road stance.
The jacked-up ride height and bulbous hatchback rear might be a step too far for Mustang purists, but there is no denying Ford is positioning the Mach-E to take advantage of the SUV-hungry markets around the world.
In profile, it looks as if the Mustang Mach-E will feature invisible door handles, while both rear- and all-wheel-drive options will be available.
Powertrain details of the new emissions-free model were also revealed in the leak, with an estimated driving range in RWD form of around 483km on a single charge, while fast-charging capabilities will add around 76km worth of juice in about 10 minutes.
Ford has also listed a mid-three-second acceleration time (likely 0-60mph) for a grade known as the GT with certain options ticked.
The GT moniker is not new to the Mustang model, as the name also applies to the 339kW/556Nm 5.0-litre V8-powered coupe.
As with the two-door performance car, the GT grade tops the Mustang Mach-E line-up, with other grades including the entry-level Premium and mid-tier California Route.
A special First Edition grade is also on offer, as shown in the leaked pictures.
Power outputs kick off from 190kW/415Nm in the entry level, ranging up to 250kW/682Nm in higher grades, but exact figures for the GT are yet to be disclosed.
Pricing in the US also starts at $US43,895, which translates to around $A64,609, while moving up the variant chain sees figures rise to $US50,600 ($A$74,478), $US52,400 ($A77,127) and $US60,500 ($A89,050).
For reference, the current Australian Mustang range kicks off at $50,990 for the manual EcoBoost Fastback and tops out at $99,980 for the limited-run supercharged R-Spec.
Inside, the Mustang Mach-E takes its cues from the Tesla Model X with portrait-orientated central multimedia touchscreen, while instrumentation is also displayed on a digital screen.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineNovember 15, 2019 9:02 am