Ford to Manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China

Ken Zino of AutoInformed.com on Ford to Manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China

Not enough chrome and bling for Chinese tastes?

Ford Motor announced today that Mustang Mach-E, its first global SUV built on an all-new, all-electric platform, will be manufactured in China by Changan Ford for local customers. As part of Ford’s late-to-market electrification strategy, Mustang Mach-E “will set new standards in style and performance in the Chinese high-end EV market when it becomes available in China later this year.”

Ford will also localize production of the Mustang Mach-E’s GT performance edition in China, a first by a global automaker to locally manufacture high-performance editions. The GT high performance edition will adopt a front and rear dual-motor layout, joining the 3-second club with its impressive 0-100km/h acceleration capabilities.

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The newest generation of Ford Co-Pilot360 advanced driver-assist technologies and SYNC+ infotainment system will offer L2+ level automatic driving assistance functions, enabling Mach-E drivers to operate their vehicles hands-free on prequalified sections of divided highways. In addition, the SUV supports all FOTA updates, including for vehicle controls, to freshen the driving experience with improvements and new features delivered over-the-air.

Ford is the first automobile manufacturer in China to offer cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in mass production vehicles and will deploy C-V2X in Mach-E to help drivers in China anticipate potential driving hazards and improve traffic safety and efficiency.

Ford has announced an electrification commitment with investments of more than $11.5 billion in electric vehicle development through 2022. The localized production of Mach-E in China is a step in the company’s “Best of Ford, Best of China” strategy to offer Chinese customers industry-leading smart vehicles and advanced technologies.

 

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