Compete with Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

After a number of rounds of revelations, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is officially unveiled today. The all-electric SUV has a unique design with a range of 300 miles on full charge, and competitors lock in the Tesla Model Y. With jim Hackett, the new chief executive, taking over, Ford has also begun to make full-scale efforts in the electric car sector. In 2017, Hackett formed a new team within Ford, called the Edison Team, to oversee the electric vehicle project.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

The ford Mustang Mach-E is the work of the team, which says its performance is comparable to that of the Porsche Macan, and that the crossover SUV market is hardly a competitor.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

Design

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is unquestionably incorporated into the style of the Ford Mustang family. Ford says every angle, curve, crease and moulding line of the Mustang Mach-E is carefully polished to give a strong sense of the Mustang family’s style.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

The Mustang Mach-E has a very long bonnet, which helps to extend the dashboard’s distance from the axle, and the front and rear LED headlights follow the familiar three-slash string. Not surprisingly, it’s taller than the Mustang Coupe, but Ford uses some visual deception on the roof line to make the SUV more two-door arch.

From the side, your eyes will first see the roof line with a lower body color. It skimmed over the tilted windshield and then slid to the rear of the hatchback. But there is a second blacked-out skylight, so it won’t be immediately seen by the naked eye.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

Similarly, when you look closely at the hood, its ups and downs are staggeringly high. But it’s just a designer design because there’s no bulky petrol engine underneath. Although positioned as an SUV, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has a chassis height of 5.7 inches, the same as a conventional Mustang, making it unsuitable for driving in muddy sand or river conditions.

Model, configuration and pricing

Ford plans to offer five configurations for the Mustang Mach-E, but not all are available for purchase in the first place. Their style, equipment, performance and range will vary. The earliest arrivals are mustang Mach-E Premium and The First Edition, both of which will go on sale by the end of 2020. They cost $50,600 and $59,900, respectively, along with a $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

Next up is Mustang Mach-E Select, the California Route 1, and finally GT Performance Edition. All five versions of the Mustang Mach-E are available in AWD (full-time all-wheel drive) and RWD (rear-wheel drive), plus the Standard Range or Extended Range versions for batteries.

The five versions are mainly differences in range, with 210 miles of range for the entry model, compared with 300 miles for the top version and 3 seconds for 0-60 miles of acceleration. Each Mustang Mach-E will come standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0, with adaptive cruise control, lane centering and speed sign recognition.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

However, the carmaker plans to launch hands-free cruise control. This will use a focus sensor mounted on a steering column, like the Cadillac Super Cruise we see, and be able to drive a car on the highway and drive in the driveway without the driver touching the steering wheel.

Although the car is equipped with the appropriate hardware (including lidar, radar, camera, ultrasonic, etc.), the autopilot feature will not be available on the day of launch. Ford plans to introduce software updates for manual action, but there is no timetable.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

Interior

The interior part tends to be more subjective, but editors of slash Gear, a foreign-language media outlet, believe the Mustang Mach-E cockpit is the best in Ford’s lineup. The interior is simple, with no unnecessary content of over-design, and its interior materials are very low-key.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

The interior of the Ford Mustang Mach-E avoids the use of animal fur, seats, dashboard and door trims in artificial leather, and has a microfibre suede leather on the sturdy Mustang Mach-E GT sports seat. The more decorative cars are made of real aluminum, and although some switching devices (such as window controls) are shared with other car manufacturers, in most cases they feel strong and quality.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E features a sports steering wheel with a cruise control button on one spoke and a media control button on the other. The dashboard is a 10.2-inch super-screen that displays information such as speed, battery level, and remaining charge.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

The dashboard will be different in color depending on the current driving mode, and each driving mode is animated differently. For example, when Whisper mode is enabled, a black background and purple color scheme are used under the economic drive.

The center console is a 15.5-inch vertical SYNC 4 touchscreen with a physical knob to adjust the volume. Here you can choose between the two driving modes and handle all mustang Mach-E settings. The knob on the centre console switches between drive, reverse, parking and “L” (add more powerful braking).

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

The whole car has a lot of room inside, and people who are more than 6 feet tall can sit in and don’t get on the roof. Full-length glass roof is an option. It didn’t open, but it looked great and contributed 0.2 inches to the spacious feel. Please note that the three adults may feel a rush on the back bench.

The rear benches are separated by six or four, which can be folded down and can be expanded by 29 cubic meters; There is also a 4.8 cubic meter storage box under the bonnet.

SYNC 4

On November 1st Ford Motor Co. launched a new generation of connected in-vehicle entertainment system, SYNC 4, in the United States. At the same time, Ford Motor Co. announced that it will equip most new models in the U.S. with advanced in-vehicle in-vehicle in-vehicle software upgrade (OTA) technology starting in 2020. Through innovative smart technology, Ford will bring consumers new, more accessible, smarter, and easier in-car connected experiences.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

Mobile Wireless Connectwith for Carplay and Android Auto: SYNC 4 system enables the wireless interconnection of the car to the smartphone for the first time, and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the SYNC AppLink feature, applications such as Waze, Ford and Alexa can also be wirelessly connected to the locomotive and can be controlled directly on a smartphone for a variety of vehicle functions such as lights, air conditioners, radios, etc. Combine the in-car phone’s wireless charging pad to get you out of the messy data cable.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

A new user-friendly interface interactive design: SYNC 4 fits high-definition touch screens between 8 and 15.5 inches, and the new design of the interface interactive design will provide consumers with a smarter and more convenient interactive experience. The new multi-task display function divides the screen into large and small areas, will display different functions on demand, reduce the frequency of driver switching, make SYNC 4 more easy to use, avoid distractions in the driving process, and ensure driving safety. At the same time, the screen will automatically display the most recent commonly used features and favorite features, greatly improve ease of use, and further enhance the user-friendly interaction experience.

Seamless connectivity cloud platform with real-time data updates: SYNC 4 will be equipped with cloud platform connectivity, and cloud big data will combine with SYNC 4’s powerful computing power. By connecting to cloud-based data, navigation updates current traffic in real time, while cloud-based voice processing will enable SYNC 4 to understand voice semantics more intelligently, combining big data to provide reasonable advice to drivers – for example, when the owner asks “help me find the best Thai restaurant nearby,” SYNC 4 The system will quickly show the recommended restaurant. At the same time, SYNC 4 retains local data processing power, and even in remote areas with poor signals, it guarantees a smooth and intelligent experience. In addition, SYNC 4 continues to learn drivers’ preferences and provide advice based on usage habits, such as providing destination recommendations based on your navigation habits, and even actively pushing your frequently talked contacts.

New Digital Owner’s Manual: SYNC 4 is the first to feature a new digital owner’s manual that enables direct search databases, making it easier for consumers to find details of their vehicle’s features without having to read dozens of pages. You can also learn about features with the accompanying video to better and more quickly understand product features.

Personalized entertainment experience: The SIRIUSXM with 360L, an in-car audio entertainment platform on the SYNC 4, will provide drivers with a wealth of entertainment resources. At the same time, SYNC 4 can also be based on user preferences, more targeted for consumers to recommend personalized content.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

Charging and infrastructure

The Ford study found that consumers’ biggest concern (62 percent) about pure electric vehicles is that they don’t think electric vehicles can travel long distances. Ford doesn’t have its own Supercharger network, but it’s working to better connect points between different public charging stations.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

This is known as the FordPass charging network, which will launch more than 35,000 charging plugs in 12,500 charging stations in the United States. In particular, Ford is committed to making single-point payments from all in-network chargers. Therefore, if you enter the Electrify America station and plug in the power, you do not need to set up a separate account.

All versions of the Mustang Mach-E will support DC fast charging, which could increase the electric car from 10% to 80% in 38 minutes. The Select version supports 110 kW dc fast charging, while Premium, First Edition, California Route 1 and GT will support fast charging of up to 150 kW.

The benchmark Tesla Model Y: Ford Mustang Mach-E shock debut

Of course, most of the charging is done at home. The Mustang Mach-E comes with a 110/240V mobile charger that can add about 3 miles per hour from a 110V socket, compared with 22 miles on a 240V socket. An optional Ford Connected charging station will be available for installation through resellers and Amazon Home Services, and if your wiring meets the standard of 48 amps, it could increase by 32 miles per hour.

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