The Ford Mustang Mach-E has enjoyed tremendous consumer interest since its launch over a year ago, to the point where Ford stopped taking retail orders for 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium and California Route 1 trims back in February due to strong demand. The two remaining 2022 models that are available – the Select and GT – are facing a rather long 32+ week long wait time, too. As a result of these production issues, finding a deal on a new Mach-E is difficult, but not impossible, though 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E discounts have now been reduced even further, according to a new dealer bulletin seen by Cars Direct.
According to the bulletin, FoMoCo has cut its $2,500 Ford Options Retail Bonus incentive down to $2,000, the first time it has dropped that particular deal. The Ford Options plan is somewhat of a hybrid offering between a lease and a traditional purchase with balloon financing, which is the only way shoppers can claim the $7,500 federal tax rebate for EVs without purchasing the Mach-E via regular financing. In addition to slashing that bonus, The Blue Oval also raised its interest rates on the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E from 2.49 percent to 2.74 percent – an increase of 0.25 percent, which is equal to last month’s Federal Reserve rate hike.
As supply constraints continue to plague the Mach-E (and every other automotive model out there), Ford recently dropped Active Park Assist 2.0 from Job 2 production of the 2022 Mach-E and is instead equipping models with the Active Park Assist Prep Kit, which allows dealers to install the feature at a later date when it becomes available.
On the flip side, the high-performance Mach-E GT is enjoying a considerable amount of success as well as that model continues to resonate with customers, which is also likely helping to drive a robust 72 percent all-wheel drive take rate across the Mach-E range.