Mach-E has arrived… but it’s not a blue day — Motoringnz

THOUGHT Ford New Zealand has rounded up several Mustang Mach-Es for local evaluation has been resolutely destroyed by the brand.

Several examples of Ford’s first all-electric vehicle, including the one featured here, are considered New Zealand’s first Mach Es by the local distributor.

The vehicles were caught fresh this week after being unloaded from a car carrier in Auckland.

Ford NZ believes it is gray import destined for a seller in Canterbury who has been promoting the performance sports program for several months, in part using Ford-developed promotional videos.

Brand Communications Manager Tom Clancy became aware of the images today.

He said he could say categorically that the cars are not for the New Zealand distributor.

“It’s definitely not a Ford NZ car.

“I wish they were, because we’d love to see it, but ours aren’t there.

“It would be great if it were ours…I’d love that.”

Ford NZ has not planned a review program, he added, as it does not yet know when the product will be officially available.

It states that supply and demand issues abroad are still forcing the all-electric thoroughbred from local showrooms and there is no indication when production could be released for a local launch.

Unveiled worldwide in late 2019 and launched in 2020 in the United States, Europe and the UK, the Mustang Mach-E is designed to rival the Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Volkswagen ID.4.

Buyers abroad can choose from a range of rear and all-wheel drive powertrains, from versions with 98.4 kWh battery packs capable of a 610 km range (according to Europe’s WLTP test cycle), to the top-of-the-line GT with good 358 kW /860 Nm outputs and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.7 seconds.

Ford NZ earlier this week reiterated plans to launch at least five plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicles by 2025, the latest of which is the E-Transit Custom electric van, slated for 2024 local availability.

Mach-E has arrived… but it’s not a blue day — Motoringnz

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