How to order a Ford Mustang Mach-E in Australia
Ford is preparing to open orders for its first all-electric SUV in Australia, the Mustang Mach-E.
Potential buyers can queue up to reserve a Mustang Mach-E “coming soon,” according to Ford Australia Marketing Manager Danni Winter.
Buyers must register online with Ford Australia to secure a place in the queue.
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Once a car has been allocated to them and their preferred dealer has been selected, customers are free to negotiate with that dealer (or dealers with customers) for the final purchase price.
Ford hasn’t confirmed how many vehicles it needs to sell when it launches in the fourth quarter, but local boss Andrew Birkic said recent changes in global production will allow the Blue Oval to sell the car “not just in sufficient quantities, but in… to bring with you a sufficient mixture”.
There are currently 26 dealerships in the Ford network selling electric cars, but that number will grow to 71 before the Mach-E arrives in Q4 2023.
“We will partner with our dealers to manage this pipeline,” confirmed Ms. Winter, “particularly as we expect significant demand for all three variants.”
“We want to make sure we get the customer involved as soon as possible,” she said.
Automakers have taken a number of approaches to selling their in-demand EVs locally.
Tesla sells direct to customers online, Hyundai HQ uses a direct-to-consumer model with fixed prices for the Ioniq range of electric vehicles at launch, while Kia Australia has left it up to each dealer to allocate the coveted EV6.
The Blue Oval has confirmed the Mustang Mach-E will land in Australia in Q4 2023, with three trim levels and two battery options.
As CarExpert reported last August, the electric SUV will join the Ford e-Transit in the brand’s electric car range and is part of a wider plan to bring five electric vehicles to Australia by the end of 2024.
The shorter-range option will be the entry-level Select model, with a 71kWh lithium-ion battery pack (usable) paired with a 198kW, 430Nm electric motor on the rear axle. Expect a range of around 470 km.
The move up to the Mach-E Premium brings a 91kWh battery (usable) paired with a 216kW and 430Nm battery on the rear axle for a claimed range of 600km. That makes it one of the longest range cars in Australia, at least based on manufacturer specs.
The top-of-the-line GT is powered by two engines that together deliver 358 kW and 860 Nm. Claimed range is 300 miles, and thanks to those healthy torque numbers and all-wheel drive traction, it hits 62 mph in 3.7 seconds… with a foot coaster.
The maximum DC charging power is 115 kW for models with the smaller battery and 150 kW for models with the larger battery.
Prices and final specifications have not yet been confirmed.
The range starts at $45,995 (~$68,800) for the rear-wheel-drive Select with the standard battery and ends at $63,995 (~$95,750) for the GT, which ships with the larger battery only in North America becomes.
However, you can spend an additional $6000 (~$9200) 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 starts at $69,300 and goes up to $95,300 before hitting the road.
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