The Mustang leaps into electric with the new Mach-E SUV
Calm down, keyboard warriors. Ford is not destroying the Mustang brand by creating a 400-horsepower EV SUV. They're continuing the legacy of the Mustang with this, the Mustang Mach-E.
There have been plenty of vehicles that Ford has wanted to put the Mustang name on that they never got around to doing. From the early four-door and AWD concepts, to more recent models like the Mustang Notchback and Mustang III concept, change is a good thing, and the Mustang has adapted to the times.
The original Mustang was a riff on the Ford Falcon creating a sporty two door model. This means that the original "pony car" can trace its roots to one of the blandest models in Ford's lineup (Not you Australians, you guys got real Falcons.)
The Mustang II was a similar sporty riff on the Ford Pinto and while the model didn't take off the way Ford wanted it to, it still kept the Mustang name alive until it evolved into the Fox Body.
The Fox Body can trace its roots back to the Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr. The legendary Fox Body, the mullet-rocking, Whitesnake blasting Fox Body can even trace its roots back towards lackluster vehicles.
This continued until 2005 when the Mustang was given its own chassis and has continued since then. But the Mustangs that we've fallen in love with aren't real Mustangs, they're larger and not tame by any means.
This brings us to a split in the Mustang-verse. Ford has already started rumors about the four-door Mustang, which I am also in board with, but now we have this, the Mach-E. It makes sense.
The Mach-E is a modern sporty riff on one of the most popular segment in the industry, and unlike the Chevrolet Blazer, I think the Mach-E is going to live up to its name.
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