Updated battery packs narrow the range gap.
Thanks to the Ford Mustang Mach-E Forum, we have access to the 2022 ordering guide, giving us a first glance at the changes in store for next year's model. The order books are already open at dealerships, and production will start at the plant in Mexico late in November.
The big news is the updated standard and extended range battery packs. The standard range battery is now 70 kWh, while the extended range is 91 kWh. That's up from 68 kWh and 88 kWh, respectively. The California Route 1 used to be available in rear-wheel-drive only, but Ford now offers an eAWD system. An update to the fast charging system is not mentioned, however.
Thanks to the updated battery packs, the Mach-E line-up offers more range across the board, which makes the Mach-E more competitive against VW's new ID.4. The EPA doesn't have estimated figures for the 2022 Mach-E yet, but the forum provides approximate figures. The SR AWD will jump from 211 to 217 miles, while the RWD model goes from 230 to 237 miles. The ER AWD is up from 270 miles to 279 miles, and the RWD model goes from 300 to 310 miles. The RWD California Route 1 jumps from 305 to 315 miles. As we've seen before many times, the Mach-E's claimed range figures don't tell the whole story.
Exterior-wise, the GT comes standard with a black painted roof, while new 19-inch gloss black wheels are an option for the base Select model. Iced Blue Silver metallic is now part of the color palette, while Carbonized Gray and Iconic Silver have been discontinued.
On the inside, only the California Route 1 benefits from a minor upgrade. It now comes with heated front row seats and a heated steering wheel as standard.
Ford also deleted the First Edition Package, as well as the Comfort and Appearance Package. An all-new Ice White Appearance Package for the Premium model adds several exterior and interior design features. On the outside, this package includes 19-inch aluminum wheels with white-painted pockets, Star White metallic tri-coat paint for the body, and Oxford White front door and Pony badges. The interior gains gloss while dashboard inserts, Light Space Gray door armrests, center armrests, and seats. On the steering wheel, you'll find a unique Oxford White Pony badge.