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Is There Such a Thing as a Ford Mustang SUV?

We're living in an age when the public places high demands on automakers. It's' getting tougher for some to keep up, but the Ford Motor Company has consistently risen to challenges. For example, the SUV market has grown with high demands for sports utility vehicles, and all brands have been feeling the pressure to keep up with consumer expectations. Ford has done a good job of keeping up, but they had to raise the bar to get an edge on the competition. With big names in sports cars offering SUVs, what could Ford possibly do to trump the likes of Porsche, BMW, and Jaguar making entries, what was left except for a Mustang SUV? Is there any such thing as a Ford Mustang SUV? Motor Trend reported on Ford's classy entry into the SUV market that offers other benefits for those who desire to contribute to the improvement of the earth's environment. The Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV is the brand's answer with an electric powertrain that has been well-received by the public.

A new and exciting phenomenon

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV has outsold the gas-powered version of the Mustang for the year. Who would have guessed that an electric-powered SUV would trump the traditional Mustang in sales? This is a pleasant surprise for Ford, which also provides the engineering and design team with insight into what the next few years may look like for the brand. The fickle consumer masses dictate the best course of action for automakers to take. If they want to maintain an edge, it will come via the creation of new versions of best sellers. The Mustang Mach-E is in the form of the GT and it was designed with the attractive curves that the Mustang is known for. It' fun to drive and it's something new.

A brief look t the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

According to Car and Driver, the new Mach-E is an SUV that was inspired by the traditions of the Mustang, and it is granted the Mustang name with a few of the styling cues of the original, but it is a distinctly separate animal in an all-electric crossover platform that takes it into another category. The new SUV is available in a choice of all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive with two battery sizes available. The maximum driving range of the Mach-E is 305 miles on a single charge. This vehicle is an adaptation of the original Mustang but it is very different. The cabinet is laid out in a five-passenger design and it has taken an EV of the Year award. A few changes were made to enhance its storage and cargo capacity. The new vehicle has also been equipped with modern features including a few new infotainment options.

The first of a new breed of Mustang?

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is a historical event for Ford. This is its first crossover that is all-electric powered. It has the name of the Mustang with a nod to the Mach 1 model of the famous pony. It's the mark of high performance in the Mustang line. Ford named the car with an enticing combination of indicators to make it as desirable as possible for the masses, as Tesla has already secured a decent segment of the market with its electric crossovers. It's a new era and Ford has stepped up its game to keep up in the competition. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is offered in a variety of choices with the Premium edition offering the greatest range of miles at 305 on a single charge. This is thanks to its extended range battery if you choose the rear-wheel-drive edition. The all-wheel-drive version of the SUV decreases the driving range to an estimated 270 miles on a single charge. The premium version offers the most power along with a fast-charging system, a panoramic sunroof, Band & Olufsen sound system, 19-inch wheels, and a power liftgate.

Pricing for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV

The select version has a starting price of $43,995 and is the base model. The cost of the Premium, which is the next step up is $48,700. The California Route 1 edition starts at $51,500, the GT at $61,000, and the GT Performance Edition at $66,000.

Performance of the Mustang Mach-E

The new Mustang Mach-E is available n a few different engine choices including the standard range 75.7kwh or the 98.8kwh. Pricing is commensurate with the power rating. The total horsepower of the motors is 480 for the base model with 634 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to performance, the Mach-E has nothing to tuck its head over. It screams from a standstill to 60 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds for the GT Performance version with others powered between 266 and 346 horsepower with an accompanying range of torque between 317 and 428 lb-ft. Regardless of the model chosen, it's an impressive SUV with quiet operation and the Mustang's peppy and sporty personality.

Final thoughts

To answer the question, is there such a thing as a Ford Mustang SUV? The answer is yes, and it's an impressive machine that was built for modern times. It's a first for Ford in a model that has made the annals of its history books by being the first all-electric crossover ever built by the brand. This is their answer to the public outcry for cleaner and greener running machines that refuse to sacrifice the speed, agility, and sportiness of the Mustang line. While some purists may not agree with the creation of an SUV in the Mustang family, analysis of the sales data shows that the new SUV has found a large audience that has exceeded the demand for the gas-powered Mustangs currently offered by the brand. The new model is not the same Mustang that was built for speed and sexiness. It's a competitive vehicle that is holding its own in a fierce marketplace.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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