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The First Chinese Ford Mustang Mach-E Has Been Built

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As Ford Authority reported back in January, Changan Ford – a 50:50 joint venture between Changan Automobile and Ford Motor Company – is producing the Ford Mustang Mach-E in China for local customers. This endeavor got off to a rocky start following a bit of a mixup regarding the Chinese zodiac, but regardless, orders opened up back in April, and Ford is even building dedicated Mach-E stores in the country. Now, the automaker has announced that the very first Chinese Ford Mustang Mach-E has rolled off the assembly line in Chongqing.

In addition to marking the start of Chinese Ford Mustang Mach-E production, FoMoCo made a few other announcements regarding the EV crossover that should be of interest to customers in that country. Orders are officially open for Standard Range rear-wheel drive, Long Range rear-wheel drive, Premium, Mustang Mach-E GT, and First Edition models, for starters.

Those that place a deposit for a new Mach-E and sign their purchase contract before December 31st, 2021, will receive a host of additional benefits including roadside assistance, a vehicle and battery system warranty, a referral bonus, and a retail finance and replacement plan. First Edition buyers will also get a custom, limited-edition gift package to boot.

The Chinese Long Range rear-wheel drive Mach-E can achieve a maximum range of 619 kilometers (385 miles) on the China light-duty vehicle test cycle (CLTC). The Mustang Mach-E GT, on the other hand, produces 359 kW (481 horsepower) and 860 Nm (634 pound-feet) of torque, which can propel it from 0-100 kilometers-per-hour (62 miles-per-hour) in 3.65 seconds.

Pricing for the Chinese Mach-E starts out at 265,000 RMB ($40,495 USD) for the Standard Range Base RWD model, 309,900 RMB ($47,356) for the Extended Range Premium RWD, 339,900 RMB ($51,940) for the Extended Range Premium AWD, and 379,900 RMB ($58,053) for the Mach-E GT First Edition, which is available in Grabber Blue.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E from around the world soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Greggt

    Wonderful news, a US icon being made in China!

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  2. Ford Owner

    Well, there won’t be a “California Route 1” model built on that assembly line. And here is a question for readers: is this Mach-E an American car?

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  3. Mike Parnell

    After living in China for 15 years, this is not the kind of vehicle that the chinese public are interested is, especially chinese women, which have a huge decision making and money handling capacity. Ford could have done better with their initial EV investment, then making a vehicle like this, which has a nitch market, and requires Ford to push it throughout the world to meet sales targets and return on investments since they cannot do that in North America.

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