Ford is expanding the Mustang lineup with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, now standing among the sports coupe, convertible and special editions.
The Mustang first roared into the hearts of many back in 1964 and it has become an ever-present across the world.
The Mustang as an SUV?
"At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would strike like forked lightning," said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company.
"That was the Model T. Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners," he added.
It will be available with standard and extended-range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. In addition, the SUV boasts an estimated range of at least 482km (300 miles) with a targeted power figure of 247kW and 565Nm in extended-range all-wheel-drive configuration.
There will also be two performance versions on offer - the GT and GT Performance Edition - to rival the likes of the Porsche Macan Turbo and 911 GTS. Both versions have estimate power figures of 342kW and 830Nm.
The GT is targeting 0-100km/h in under 4-seconds, faster than a Macan Turbo off the line while the Performance Edition aims to do the 0-100km/h sprint in the mid-3-second range - comparable to a Porsche 911 GTS.
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