You don't see too many faux wood trim packages these days. We wonder why.
Ford's new pure-electric darling, the Mustang Mach-E, will offer tons of optional extras, including amenities like a ten-speaker audio system, a panoramic moonroof, and plenty of advanced active driver assists. But among the list of otherwise common, expected optional equipment, there's one very unusual factory option that recently caught the attention of the Mach-E forum.
While browsing the options list for Ford's electric SUV, the community discovered that Ford is offering a Mach-E graphics package that adds sports stripes with a faux woodgrain pattern. Priced at $213.37, the woodgrain stripes included in the package are applied to the hood, side rocker panels, and rear, and are designed to "highlight the shapely curves and contours" of the Mustang Mach-E.
As of this writing, the package has been removed from Ford's aftermarket accessories website, suggesting that Ford might have inadvertently published it too soon, ahead of any official announcement. Those who crave a more contemporary sporty appearance package will find it in an optional set of matte black sport stripes inspired by the Mustang Mach 1.
Faux wood trim is an unusual option considering the Mustang has never in its 56-year history been offered with woodgrain paneling. It might have made more sense for Ford to offer it on the new Bronco - a model that has offered retro woodgrain graphics in the past, inspired by the Ford Country Squire Woody.
Even the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer isn't getting the woody treatment - at least not yet - despite the fact that the old model famously offered copious amounts of wood paneling.
While no images are available of the Mustang Mach-E with the wood-grain sport stripes installed, a render shared by the Mach-E forum gives us an idea of what it could look like. The render artist went the extra mile, adding full wood paneling to the sides, a retro hood ornament, grille, and wheels inspired by the Ford LTD Country Squire.