Its no more a secret that Michigan-based Ford Motor Company and Mumbai-based Mahindra & Mahindra are forming a strategic alliance in the Indian market. The brand’s togather will bring a wide array of vehicle across segments and earlier reports suggested that at least three new vehicles will be shared between the companies in various segments. The operations were expected to begin from mid-2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated country-wide lockdown, the formalisation has been delayed.
Now a media report suggests, apart from revamping its existing line-up with the new engine and transmission options, the US-based carmaker is also likely to strengthen its high-performance car portfolio. While Ford already has the Mustang in the Indian market, sources indicate that the brand is also evaluating the Ford Mustang Mach-E 100% electric vehicle, for India, to supplement the Internal Combustion Engine powered Muscle Car. This move is expected to target the higher mindshare in the Indian market and expand the brand’s portfolio into the EV segment.
Last year, Ford unveiled the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle in the international market and the EV is already available to order. The Mustang Mach-E draws its design inspiration from the ICE powered Mustang but it is easily differentiated. On the outside, the Mach-E features a closed front grille, sharper LED headlamps, a slightly raised fascia, a crossover-ish roofline, large alloy wheels, cladded wheel arches, and a coupe-like tail design. The electric SUV also comes with a minimalistic dashboard with a vertically oriented centrally placed touchscreen, a wide instruments panel and sporty contoured seats.
The Mustang Mach-E is powered by either a 290 Hp Rear Wheel Drive motor or a 340 Hp All-Wheel Drive. The Mach-E can also be configured with either a 68kWh battery pack or an 88 kWh battery more than 330 km on a single charge on the standard and more than 350 on the larger pack. If the brand plans to bring the Mustang Mach-E in the Indian market, it will compete with SUV such as the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the Jaguar i-Pace and the Audi e-Tron.