Following accumulated operational losses of more than $2 billion over the past ten years and a $0.8 billion non-operating asset write-down in 2019, Ford India announced the closure of its India business earlier today. The American automaker also said that it will stop producing vehicles for domestic sale immediately and that it will stop producing vehicles for export at its Sanand vehicle assembly factory by the end of 2021, and at its Chennai engine and vehicle assembly plants by the middle of 2022. Customers in India, however, would profit in the long run as the business aims to invest more than $30 billion globally in producing all-new hybrid and fully electric vehicles, including the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV.
What makes the Ford Mustang Mach-E so unique?
The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is very significant for the American automaker, first and foremost because it is the company’s first electric vehicle, and secondly because it brings the legendary pony into the electric age. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a stylish SUV with excellent ride and handling and the latest connected car technology. The Mustang Mach-E will be available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive permanent magnet motors, with standard and extended-range battery options.
The Mach-E has a range of at least 482 kilometres because of its extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. Mach-E is aiming for 346bhp and 580Nm of torque in extended-range all-wheel-drive configurations, with the conventional all-wheel-drive variant aiming for faster timings to 100kmph than the Porsche Macan series.
The Mustang Mach-E will be offered with Brembo’s performance Flexira aluminium brakes, in addition to blazing acceleration. A MagneRide damping system, Ford Performance seats, and 20-inch machined-face ebony black-painted rims with 245/45R20 Pirelli summer tyres are included with the GT Performance Edition. The Mustang Mach-E offers three separate driving experiences: Whisper, Engage, and Unbridled. Features include sharper steering controls, ambient lighting, acoustics designed for a realistic all-electric experience, and dynamic cluster animations, to name a few.
When it comes to handling, the front and rear axles of the Ford Mach-E all-wheel-drive system will be independent of each other. In order to improve traction on the road, Ford tested the vehicle in wet and snowy conditions. Mach-new E’s SYNC communications and entertainment system makes its premiere. To access functions on the 15.5-inch screen of the SYNC 4A, simply touch swipe or pinch the screen.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E with an extended battery and rear-wheel drive can add an estimated average of 98km of range in around 10 minutes while charging at a DC fast charging station, thanks to a peak charging rate of 150kW. While charging at a DC fast charging station, the standard-range Mustang Mach-E is expected to charge from 10% to 80% in around 45 minutes.
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