With the launch of new products including the Ford F-150 and the discontinuation of others like the Ford Focus and Fiesta ST, Ford Australia is in the midst of quite a few changes in terms of its lineup. However, those changes include a big electrification push, with five new models of that type set to launch in Australia by 2024, a list that already includes the Ford Escape PHEV and the Ford E-Transit and E-Transit Custom. However, FoMoCo filed to trademark Ford Mustang Mach-E in Australia earlier this year, and earlier this month, announced that the EV crossover will launch in New Zealand next year. Now, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is headed to Australia as well, according to CarExpert.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E will be Australia’s very first Blue Oval EV, where it will compete with the Tesla Model Y and a handful of other all-electric crossovers already on sale there including the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and the forthcoming Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4x. It will also join the aforementioned models in the automaker’s newly electrified Aussie lineup as well, which are set to launch over the course of the next two years, and makes a ton of sense given the fact that a right-hand drive version of the Mach-E is already on sale in the UK and Ireland.
Ford has not announced what variants of the Mach-E will be available in Australia, though UK customers can choose from rear- and all-wheel drive configurations with the standard and extended range batteries, as well as the high-performance GT.
The biggest issue that prospective Australian Mach-E buyers figure to face is availability, as Ford continues to work to ramp up production of its EV crossover. FoMoCo is currently producing around 2,000 Mach-Es per week at the Cuautitlan Assembly plant in Mexico with plans to double that early next year, though that doesn’t include how many it’s building in China, where the Australian version will likely be sourced.