Ford will lift the wraps off its first-ever electric SUV on November 17.
The wait for Ford's new Mustang-inspired electric SUV is nearly over, as the Blue Oval automaker recently confirmed the newest member of the Mustang family will make its world debut this weekend on November 17 in Los Angeles. One crucial detail that's been kept under wraps, however, is the name – until now.
Ford has announced its first-ever electric SUV is called the Mustang Mach-E. While rumors have already suggested it will adopt the Mach E name, we weren't expecting it to retain the Mustang nameplate. The logo has also been revealed, confirming the electric SUV will don the same iconic pony badge as the Mustang. Hollywood actor Idris Elba will introduce the Mustang Mach-E at the event, which will be streamed live on Facebook, Twitter, and Autohome (China).
After the event ends at approximately 6:30 pm PST (9:30 pm EST), reservations of the Mustang Mach-E will open at Ford.com requiring a $500 deposit. Early adopters will also be able to order a limited First Edition model, with details to be announced during the reveal event. Customers who make a reservation will be able to configure their Mustang Mach-E next year when the ordering window opens.
The electric Mustang Mach-E will have a driving range of up to 370 miles based on the WLTP cycle, while rumors suggest it will be available with all-wheel and rear-wheel drive and offer multiple battery pack options to suit different budgets. Performance details will likely be revealed when the SUV debuts later this week.
Ford hasn't shared any new photos of the Mustang Mach-E, but the styling will be heavily inspired by the pony car. Teaser photos have shown the Mach-E will replicate the Mustang's muscular styling, sloping roof, and triple LED taillights.
Originally, the Mustang-inspired SUV was going to revive the Mach 1 name, but negative reactions from fans of the iconic muscle car forced Ford to change it to the Mach-E. After the reveal on November 17, the Mustang Mach-E will be showcased at the 2019 LA Auto Show.