Ford’s sporty electric SUV is too much in demand to come Down Under.
Ford Australia has confirmed that the Mustang Mach-E is off the table for Australia.
Despite being produced in right-hand drive for the UK, the model’s sell-out success means it is “not available” for Australia.
The news comes as Ford detailed its first two of five electrified models to be launched in Australia by 2025, confirming the new E-Transit electric van will be on roads around mid-2022, a little later than the anticipated Ford Escape PHEV SUV launch.
Ford has a few options, the Mach-E seeming a natural fit given its sporty flair with SUV sensibility, but also the fact it is a RHD vehicle as well. However, “The vehicle is currently not available for Australia,” said Ford Australia president and CEO, Andrew Birkic.
Other options in the known electrification strategy are the new F-150 Lightning truck and plug-in electric versions of the Ford Ranger and Everest, though Birkic avoided any sort of confirmation of what else was in the pipeline, saying that the Lightning is another vehicle “not really available.”
However, things could change in the future and an electrified Ranger would be a strong proposition for suitable fleet customers from what Ford Australia Policy Director, Elly Haug has suggested.
“We’re committed to helping our fleet customers meet the expectations of their customers – and that includes taking real action on climate change. Offering a sustainable transport option with E-Transit will help businesses on their road to net zero.”
Ford Australia has said to expect some new models as part of its electrification strategy, which means even the Mondeo Evos could be an option.