The new Ford Mustang sports car is just around the corner and almost everyone in the auto industry is talking about the S650 generation of pony cars. Meanwhile, Ford has also quietly introduced a series of upgrades for its all-electric cousin in Europe, where the Mustang Mach-E benefits from richer standard equipment, styling tweaks and other less significant upgrades.
Starting with the safety system, the electric crossover now comes as standard with the company’s Intelligent Automated Cruise Control 2.0. This system can adjust the vehicle speed not only according to the speed limit originally written in the navigation system but also according to the upcoming bends and turns. The security system uses the information collected by the front-facing camera and combines it with data from the navigation system.
Future Mustang Mach-E buyers will be pleased to know that there are now additional customization options, including the Premium trim level which is now available in both RWD and AWD configurations. This grade comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights with auto high-beam function, electric driver and passenger seats, and red brake calipers combined with black exterior accents. Two new exterior colors were added to the portfolio – Vapor Blue and Carbonized Grey, as well as two new wheel designs.
Ford has also improved the towing capability of the electric crossover in its European specifications. Rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models equipped with a larger 91 kWh battery can now tow up to 3,307 pounds (1,500 kilograms), up 1,102 (500 kg) from before.
The automaker seems very pleased with the performance of the Mustang Mach-E in the European market. EV is selling the combustion-powered Mustang sports car by a factor of eight to one in 2022 to date. More importantly, about 80 percent of Mustang Mach-E customers are from other car brands and are new to Ford. The manufacturer says it has “made the first SUV member of the Mustang family even more tempting to the growing number of customers who are ready to embrace the electric revolution.”