Ford Australia will open online reservations for the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover on May 10, ahead of its arrival in Australia late this year.
Customers will be able to secure a Mustang Mach-E through a portal on the Ford Australia website from the afternoon of May 10. Final pricing for the range will also be confirmed at this time.
In order to reserve a Ford Mustang Mach-E you’ll need to select which variant you want, create a Ford Account, and pay a set reservation fee of $1000 to the authorised Ford EV dealer of their choice.
This latest announcement comes as the first allocation of Mustang Mach-Es coming to Australia are set to begin production imminently.
As previously reported, once a buyer has been allocated a car and selected their preferred dealership, they will be free to negotiate with that dealer (or dealers with customers) regarding the final purchase price.
Ford still hasn’t confirmed how many vehicles it’ll have to sell at launch in the fourth quarter, but local boss Andrew Birkic said recent changes to global production will allow the Blue Oval to bring the car “not only in sufficient quantities, but with a sufficient mix”.
Currently, there are 26 dealers set up to sell electric cars in the Ford network, but that figure will grow to 71 before the Mach-E arrives.
The Blue Oval has confirmed the Mustang Mach-E will touch down in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2023, with three trim levels and two battery options.
The shorter range option will be the entry-level Select, with a 71kWh (usable) lithium-ion battery pack mated with a 198kW and 430Nm electric motor on the rear axle. Expect a range of around 470km.
Moving up to the Mach-E Premium brings a 91kWh (usable) battery pack, mated with a 216kW and 430Nm battery pack on the rear axle for a claimed range nudging 600km. That makes it one of the longest-range cars in Australia, at least based on manufacturer claims.
Powering the range-topping GT are two motors making a combined 358kW and 860Nm. Claimed range is 490km, and thanks to that healthy torque figures and all-wheel drive traction, it’ll hit 100km/h in 3.7 seconds… with a one-foot rollout.
Maximum DC charge power is 115kW on models with the smaller battery and 150kW on those with the larger battery.
As noted above, final pricing will be confirmed on May 10.
In North America the Mustang Mach-E range opens at US$45,995 (~$68,000) for the rear-wheel drive Select with the standard range battery, and tops out at $63,995 (~$95,000) for the GT which comes only with the larger battery.
You can, however, spend an extra $6000 (~$9000) on a special GT Performance Pack in the car’s home market.
The car’s biggest rival will likely be the Tesla Model Y, which kicks off at $69,300 and extends to $95,300 before on-roads.