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Ford’s Mustang Mach-E has an esky in the frunk

Official images and specs of Ford’s all-new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV have been revealed today, and there’s some new information since the big leak last week.

FORD HAS FINALLY unveiled its electric SUV, the Mustang Mach-E.

While for some the name of the all-new model may take a few too many liberties from the original Pony car, this will be Ford’s icebreaker into offering Tesla-rivalling electrics. Just look at that interior, there’s a lot that parallel’s the design inside the Tesla Model 3.

But not everything should be compared to a Tesla. Starting at the frunk, the small boot is actually an esky with a drainage plug and no fabric lining. Aussies should love that (if it lands Down Under), plus the addition of 30 different ‘engine sounds’ that give a “throaty acceleration note”. We’re told the focus groups for judging noise were run globally, so that might include some ‘local tuning’.

You don’t actually need the cooler, the frunk has a drain for keeping ice.

Outside, there are plenty of cues inspired by the Mustang coupe front and back, and some new additions such as pop-out handles, activated by pressing a button.

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Pricing in the US starts at $43,895 and goes up through five model variants to top out at $60,500. The trim grades are Select, Premium, California Route 1, First Edition and flagship Mustang Mach-E GT. While that’s higher than the average price of a passenger vehicle in the US, residents in the States are entitled to up to $10,000 of incentives, slashing the price drastically.

Performance is quick in the top performance grades, producing up to 248kW of power and 582Nm through either the rear or all four wheels. The driving range is from 338km in base models up to 482km with the larger 98.8kWh range extender battery pack. The Mach-E also introduces Ford’s newest CoPilot 360 driver-assist system.

Inside we see the introduction of a huge 15.5-inch vertical tablet with Ford Sync4 infotainment operating system, and a 10.2-inch digital driver’s screen behind the wheel. Connectivity is via USB-A and USB-C ports and options include a B&O sound system and a panoramic sunroof. Ford claims rear-seat passengers have plenty of leg and headroom, and the boot measures a big 821-litres.

The model will go on sale in the US next year and there has been no word on Australian availability.

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Alex Rae

Alex Rae