Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Ford Mustang Mach-E appears to still be on schedule.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread disruption across the auto industry, forcing manufacturing plants to temporarily shut down around the world. Inevitably, this will also cause production delays for upcoming models. One of this year's most important new model launches is the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Deliveries for Ford's first-ever electric SUV are expected to start later this year in the US and Europe simultaneously and Ford has already received thousands of reservations, but there are fears that coronavirus could delay the launch. Thankfully, a discovery by a user on the Mach E forum suggests the Ford Mustang Mach-E's launch is still on schedule.
According to dealer information obtained by the user, customers who have reserved the Ford Mustang Mach-E will receive an email from Ford in mid-May inviting them to place an order and confirm specifications and pricing for their electric SUV.
Once the initial $500 reservation deposit has been refunded, an additional deposit will then be required to secure the order. An image posted on the forum that appears to be taken from a dealer presentation slide also shows Ford's ordering system for the Mustang Mach-E, where staff can either accept or reject customer orders. Staff training for converting reservations into orders will start in April.
Deliveries for the Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition and Premium trims are scheduled to start later this year, although the First Edition is already sold out, while the Select and California Route 1 trims are due to arrive in early 2021 followed by the range-topping GT trim in spring 2021.
The latter produces around 459 hp and 612 lb-ft and can accelerate from 0-62 mph time in less than four seconds. Upgrading to the GT Performance edition reduces the 0-62 mph sprint time to 3.35 seconds, matching the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Pricing for the Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $48,000 for the Select trim, while the range-topping GT starts at $60,000.