June 22, 2024


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Ford Mustang Mach-E range to expand in 2026 – report

Ford Mustang Mach-E range to expand in 2026 – report

Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is expected to enter its second generation from mid-2026, with a ‘coupe’ forecast to be added to the current SUV body style.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is not only here to stay – despite accusations it is not worthy of the Mustang name – the range is set to expand.

It is not yet clear whether this Ford Mustang Mach-E Coupe would be a true two-door, although the model’s ‘CX799’ codename suggests it will be a C-segment crossover (SUV), based on the car-maker’s previous nomenclature.

For context, the current Ford Mustang Mach-E – which launched in 2020 – is codenamed CX733, while the petrol-powered Ford Mustang coupe is named the S550, set to be replaced by the S650 next year (S being for sports-car).

According to the Auto Forecast Solutions report, production of the first-generation Mustang Mach-E is due to end in June 2026, with the second-generation electric SUV starting to roll down the Ford’s Cuautitlan, Mexico, a month later.

The report forecasts the second-generation Ford Mustang Mach-E production is due to come to an end in June 2033, about two years after the Mach-E coupe wraps up.

The 2026 Ford Mustang Mach-E is expected to be underpinned by a platform named ‘GE2.1’ – announced in May 2021 as a successor to the car’s existing GE1 architecture.

While the Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first electric car to be built in a factory for dedicated battery-powered vehicles, its GE1 platform is a heavily-modified version of the C2 architecture used in the petrol-powered Escape and Focus.

According to US new-car sales data from Good Car Bad Car, Ford has sold 34,683 electric Mustang Mach-Es between January to the end of November 2022 – coming within 6000 sales of the petrol-powered Mustang’s 40,471 deliveries.

While the Ford Mustang is sold in right-hand-drive markets such as the UK and New Zealand, the electric SUV is yet to be confirmed for Australia.

In September, Ford Australia boss Andrew Birkic claimed the Mustang Mach-E is being sold in neighbouring New Zealand and not in Australia because: “New Zealand has different homologation requirements than Australia.”

Well-placed dealer sources have previously told Drive the Ford Mustang Mach-E is a certainty for Australia, despite the US car-giant’s local arm remaining tight-lipped as to whether the electric car will arrive in showrooms.

Earlier this month, Ford celebrated the 150,000th Mustang Mach-E rolling off the production line, with factories in Mexico and China contributing to the achievement across a two-year period.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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