Ford has announced that it will manufacture the Mustang Mach-E in China for the local market. Expected to go on sale in the Chinese market later this year, the Mustang Mach-E will be made by Changan Ford. All versions of the Mach-E including the high-performance, dual-motor GT will be made in China for that market only. This is part of the “Best of Ford, Best of China” strategy, which aims to provide Chinese consumers all the latest technologies the automaker has to offer.
Just like the U.S.-spec Mustang Mach-E, Ford will offer the Chinese-spec vehicle with the same array of driver assistance and multimedia technologies. Ford’s CoPilot360 suite of active safety features and the SYNC+ interface will be available on the Chinese-spec Mach-E. Later on, they’ll also get hands-free semi-autonomous driving capability on select highways via an over-the-air update. The Mach-E will also get cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-2VX) capability allowing the car to detect potential road hazards ahead of time to improve safety, traffic flow, and efficiency.
Using the local CLTC range calculations, the Chinese-spec Ford Mustang Mach-E can travel up to 600 km or 372 miles per charge. Keep in mind that the range calculations in other global markets like China, Japan, and Europe are way more optimistic versus the super conservative EPA cycle. In terms of performance, Ford also notes that the Mach-E GT will do the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in under 3.0 seconds.