Ford’s all-electric Mach-E features more driver assistance technology and cosmetic details as standard for 2023, but Australian confirmation remains unheard.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been given some new upgrades. The improvements consist of enhanced driver assistance tech, comfort features and styling upgrades.
The upgrades bolster Ford’s sporty electric vehicle which is set to be introduced to Australia, though timing remains unclear. While the name has been trademarked, that means little in terms of an official confirmation – manufacturers register most global nameplates here – but it is expected to come after the new electric Transit vans arrive and be in line with Ford’s electrification strategy. The Mustang Mach-E is also already in right-hand drive production.
Ford is also readying an all-new version of the Mustang sports car, but for the time being in Europe at least, the all-electric Mach-E is proving the most popular ‘pony car’ in the Ford stable. Ford has sold eight Mustang Mach-Es for every Mustang in Europe, but despite the success of its all-electric family SUV, the American giant has still chosen to refresh the range.
Ford’s Intelligent Automated Cruise Control 2.0 is now included as standard. This enables the car to use the forward-facing camera and navigation system to automatically adjust vehicle speed according not only to speed limit signs but also to corners and roundabouts as well.
The Mach-E’s powertrain remains unchanged following the range boost introduced earlier this year, which saw the 68kWh unit increase to 70kWh and the 88kWh version go to 91kWh. However, Ford has unlocked more towing capacity, the Mach-E going from 1000kg to 1500kg for models with the larger 91kWh battery.
Speaking on the new updates, Martin Sander, General Manager of Ford Model e, Europe said: “Now we’ve made the first SUV member of the Mustang family even more tempting for the ever-growing number of customers ready to embrace the electric revolution.”
Equipment levels have also been changed for the Mach-E. The ‘Premium’ trim level is now available on rear-wheel drive models with the 91kWh battery (previously it was only on all-wheel drive models). This adds 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, eight-way powered driver and passenger seats, red brake calipers and black exterior detailing as standard.