The Mustang Mach-E electrical SUV is already offered within the UK and New Zealand, is factory-built in right-hand-drive, and the identify has been trademarked regionally. So what’s the hold-up Ford Australia?
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is known to be weeks away from being confirmed for Australian showrooms – nonetheless the corporate stays tight-lipped on native introduction timing.
The Mustang Mach-E electrical SUV is offered within the UK and New Zealand, is factory-built in right-hand-drive, and the identify has been trademarked regionally.
Ford Australia has additionally pledged to introduce 4 new electrical or hybrid fashions by the tip of 2024.
So why has Ford Australia not already confirmed the Mustang Mach-E for native introduction?
In an interview through the media preview for the Ranger Raptor, the boss of Ford Australia, Andrew Birkic, advised Drive: “We actually love the Mach-E. It’s an unbelievable car and we all know it actually makes an amazing assertion for the model.
“It has a really sturdy presence and persona, and is doing rather well in markets the place it’s offered.”
So why is the Ford Mustang Mach-E accessible in New Zealand and never Australia?
“New Zealand has totally different homologation necessities than Australia,” mentioned Mr Birkic.
When pressed for an replace on the chance of its Australian showroom arrival, Mr Birkic mentioned: “It’s truthful to say actually we adore it. And we’ve actually had a take a look at it.”
Ford sellers maintain Drive the Mustang Mach-E is nearly sure to be launched regionally, however Australia is negotiating with the US over quantity and pricing.
Nonetheless, a number of sellers canvassed by Drive stay assured the Mach E will finally be offered right here, however in restricted numbers.