As Ford Authority reported earlier this year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is manufactured by Changan Ford – a 50:50 joint venture between Changan Automobile and Ford Motor Company – in China for local customers, as opposed to the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico, which produces the Mach-E for North America and Europe. Order banks opened up back in April, after which the first Chinese Mach-E rolled off the assembly line back in October, and now, deliveries of the Ford Mustang Mach-E have begun in China, according to the automaker.
The very first Mach-E deliveries took place in China just yesterday. One of the very first to take possession of the EV crossover was ad executive and Mustang fan Jin Zhang, who was handed the keys to his new Mach-E by Mark Kaufman, general manager, Ford China BEV Division. Zhang reportedly plans on using his Mach-E to haul his family around town.
As Ford Authority reported back in July, Ford created a total of 25 dedicated Mach-E stores in Chinese metropolitan markets as it establishes its direct-sales model in the country. The first Mach-E store opened in Shanghai back in May, which was followed by locations in Shanghai, Suzhou, Chongqing, Beijing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Dongguan, to name a few.
Though it got off to a bit of a rough start in China after the automaker “incorrectly” referred to 2021 as the Year of the Horse rather than the Year of the Ox, Ford is betting big on the Mach-E in that market as it focuses primarily on electric vehicles and crossovers. 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 Ranger 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.