Ford has been working hard to highlight diversity in recent weeks and months with a variety of interesting projects. The latest just took place at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico, where the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will be produced, by showing off the first-ever Blue Oval vehicle assembled 100 percent by women – a custom Mach-E.
In addition to promoting diversity and inclusion, the assembly of this custom Mach-E is also part of Ford’s global support for the breast cancer prevention campaign known as Warriors in Pink (“Pink Warriors”) in North America and October Rosa in Brazil.
The engine and transmission present in the custom Mach-E were also produced exclusively by women at the Ford Chihuahua Engine Plant and Irapuato Transmission Plant, respectively, as part of a training that included both hourly and monthly employees.
To complete the tribute to its female employees, Ford invited artist María Fernanda Ochoa to create a special painting to adorn the side of the Mach-E, with drawings composed of three key elements.
“On the sides, the image of the Eagle Woman inspired by the Eagle Rider from the factory logo shows the importance of women at Ford,” Ochoa said. “The Warriors in Pink logo on the hood reinforces the fight against breast cancer and sunflowers symbolize a female flower that, in addition to being beautiful and strong, is always in search of light.”
As we reported back in July, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E will enter production at the Cuautitlan plant next week. Deliveries to U.S. customers are scheduled to begin later this year, while European buyers will see the Mach-E begin to trickle onto their shores in early 2021.