Ford Mustang Mach-E: Still no plans for Australian launch

Ford’s pony car-inspired electric SUV, the Mustang Mach-E, remains frustratingly out of reach for the company's local division.

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Ford Australia is no closer to getting its hands on the Mustang Mach-E, despite the recent introduction of a right-hand drive model.

“Basically, it has sold out. That’s the position that we’re currently in, and the vehicle will not be available in Australia,” said Ford Australia president Andrew Birkic.

“The vehicle is currently not available in Australia… We’ll continue to investigate options with our global colleagues, as we do with all products.”

After initial delays, the right-hand drive Mustang Mach-E is now on sale in the UK and Ireland. It isn’t available in any other right-hand drive markets yet.

With no sign of the Mustang Mach-E for Australia, Ford will continue to be without an electric passenger car or SUV.

It says it’ll have five electrified vehicles by 2024, but hasn’t confirmed how many of those will be pure-electric vehicles.

The segment the Mustang Mach-E competes in is about to explode with offerings, with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 leading the charge this year and its Kia EV6 platform-mate following in 2022.

Also confirmed for an Australian launch are the Tesla Model Y and Toyota bZ4x, while the Nissan Ariya is a possibility.

The Mustang Mach-E offers a choice of rear-wheel drive single-motor and all-wheel drive dual-motor powertrains and 68kWh and 88kWh batteries in the UK and Ireland.

Electric range is 440km (WLTP) in rear-wheel drive models, increasing to 610km with the larger battery. The figures for all-wheel drive models are 400km and 540km, respectively.

Peak torque is 430Nm in the RWD model and 580Nm in the AWD, with power varying based on the battery: 198kW or 216kW for the RWD model, and 198kW or 258kW for the AWD.

A flagship GT model is on sale in North America, featuring all-wheel drive and the larger battery.

It boasts 500km of range and outputs of 358kW and 813Nm-860Nm depending on whether you opt for the Performance Edition or not.

The Mustang Mach-E is part of a long line of Ford vehicles we’ve missed out on locally, with the latest additions including the Maverick ute, Bronco off-roader, and large Explorer crossover.

Ford Australia has confirmed hot demand and a lack of right-hand drive production have ruled out a local launch for the F-150 Lightning.

Its petrol and diesel-powered counterparts also continue to be off-limits to Australia.

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