LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor is touting its all-electric Mustang Mach-E as a performance SUV that will redefine the automaker’s lineup and expand the iconic pony car name to a new generation of car buyers.
The 2021 Mach-E, which was unveiled Sunday night in Los Angeles, is the first vehicle based on the company’s new EV architecture as part of an $11 billion plan to to develop 40 new all-electric and hybrid models by 2022. It also marks the first time the Mustang name is being used on a vehicle other than the two-door pony car since it debuted in 1964.
Pricing, performance and EV range for the Mach-E are expected to be comparable to Tesla’s upcoming Model Y SUV.
Top performance models of the Mach-E will achieve 0-60 miles per hour in the mid-3-second range with an estimated 459 horsepower and 612 lb.-ft. of torque. That makes it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo and in-line with the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Tesla Model Y.
The Mach-E, depending on the model, is expected to…