Last week, Ford teased the Mustang Lithium, a fully electric vehicle with 900 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission, but you’ll probably never drive it because it is thought to be a one-off flaunted at SEMA to promote future electric technology. While you won’t be able to drive the Lithium, you will be able to buy a brand-new Mustang SUV in the near future.
There have been industry rumors about Ford working on a Mustang SUV for a while now. Ford finally announced that they were taking the wraps off the unique electric vehicle on Sunday, November 17, 2019. However, a leak has already spilled the beans on the new Mustang SUV only days before the official Ford Motor Company presentation.
The new electric vehicle will be called the Mustang Mach-E, we know this because it was revealed on a website that was up too early and discovered by an ardent Ford enthusiast.
An astute amateur detective tracked down an upcoming Mustang Mach-E reservation website, and shared the link on the Mach-E Forum. Ford disabled the website, but it was too late, details, specs, price, and photos were snatched from the site.
The Mach-E will come in five trims, but only two will be available when the Mach-E initially launches:
Premium – 300 Miles – $50,600 – Available Late 2020
The Limited First Edition – 270 Miles – $59,900 – Available Late 2020
Select – 230 Miles – $43,895 – Available Early 2021
GT – 235 miles – $60,500 – Available Early 2021
California Route 1 – 300 Miles – $52,400 – Available Early 2021
The prices listed do not include the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit. There are two different batteries, the standard range (SR) and extended range (ER). Ford’s website says that the Mach-E will get a range of 47 miles in just 10 minutes of charging.
The Select trim comes equipped with a Standard Range (SR) battery with 255 hp. The RWD puts out 306 pound-feet of torque and 429 pound-feet for the AWD. Acceleration of 0-60 MPH is expected to be around mid-6 seconds with RWD, mid-5 seconds for AWD. The Mustang Mach-E sits on 18-inch painted aluminum wheels.
The California Route 1 is available in RWD only and only with the ER battery. Specifications for this trim are 282 horsepower and 306 lb-ft. The 0-60 time will be in the mid-6-seconds.
The First Edition comes only in AWD and with the ER battery. The EV comes with 333 hp, 429 lb-ft, and a mid-5-second 0-60 time.
The GT is an AWD that zooms 0-60 in under 4 seconds, plus it comes with 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels with an aero cover.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium speeds 0-60 in the mid-5 seconds and is available in RWD and AWD.
The Mach-E has features of a tinted panoramic roof, Ford’s Sync 4 next-generation infotainment system, a 15.5-inch touchscreen, Active Park Assist, and the 360-degree camera.
The Mustang SUV’s cargo space includes 29 cubic feet behind the second row, 59.6 cu-ft behind the first row, and a front trunk with 4.8 cubic feet. Ford said the vehicle’s frunk is “water-resistant, it’s washable and features a convenient drain, making it perfect for tailgating, camping, and muddy gear-toting.”
Ford advertises the Mustang Mach-E as “the future of exhilaration.”