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Ford Mustang Mach-E Price Cuts Were Planned In Advance

As Ford Authority reported last month, Tesla recently decided to slash the prices of its Model Y lineup by a significant margin, making the EV crossover cheaper than its main rival – the Ford Mustang Mach-E – essentially overnight. Mere days later, Ford responded by also cutting Mach-E prices in what seemed like a direct response to Tesla’s actions. However, as Ford Model e chief customer officer Marin Gjaja recently explained to the Detroit Free Press, it seems as if those price cuts were planned before Tesla made its own move.

“We really didn’t have that much capacity down (at the plant) in Mexico,” Gjaja said. “We were looking ahead as this is the year we’re going to scale (up) the Mustang Mach-E. This is before … Tesla price moves. We had plans and were shutting down the plant, literally right now, in January. That has been our plan all along. So this first principle of scale in automotive is really what has been driving us. Just think about the math.”

Indeed, Ford announced months ago that it planned to ramp up Ford Mustang Mach-E production at the Cuautitlan Assembly plant significantly – to 270k units in 2023. The plant is currently scheduled to reopen in Q1 after these upgrades are complete, too. However, the timing of these price cuts – as well as additional comments from Gjaja – will undoubtedly lead to some skepticism regarding this revelation. “We are not going to cede ground to anyone. We are producing more EVs to reduce customer wait times, offering competitive pricing and working to create an ownership experience that is second to none,” Gjaja said.

Gjaja also previously stated that skyrocketing commodities costs were to blame for prior Mach-E price fluctuations – it hampered the automaker’s ability to ramp up production, as well as reduce costs. Regardless, no matter what really led to these Ford Mustang Mach-E price cuts, it’s still undoubtedly good news for consumers, at least in the U.S., as European customers won’t be getting any sort of discount on the EV crossover.

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

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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  1. Bill

    Eh, dealerships will just increase their Admin fees to more than $20k a car.

  2. Bob Dobson

    Outright lie, they just did a major price INCREASE on the Mach E. How stupid does Ford think its customers are. The Mach E is WAY overpriced for what you get. I’m not paying Escalade pricing for something so basic that depreciates faster than a new Range Rover. Nice Try!

    1. Sean B. Johnson

      Kudos to you, Bob Dobson! You have the critical thinking to see through Ford’s smoke and mirrors PR crap. Ford CEO and E-Division will say ANYTHING to satisfy stakeholders. Even with the federal IRA credit of $7,500.00 and state rebates, the MACH-E is way overpriced. Tesla threw the first punch, and FORD followed.

  3. Mike says...

    This is a pretty meaningless article. Tesla moved aggressively on pricing due to falling sales and forced the next best and distant competitor Ford, to step up. Even if my skepticism is off the mark, dealerships will make a muck of any/all downward price adjustments… because they can! The administrative fees, document fees, processing fees and experience fees will clawback any benefit for consumers. Ford needs to get a handle on their renegade dealerships unscrupulous business practices. If dealership principles continue on this is path, then they will be inviting the heavy hand of government regulation to wade into their business.

  4. Bob

    You can actually buy a Tesla Model Y or Model 3 for the price on the sticker. Can’t say that for ANY of Fords products. They might as well say the price is whatever we feel like you will pay. Paying over sticker absurd. Ford can keep their metal until it rusts. Also the California edition, the one with competitive range, doesn’t get a tax credit.

    1. Dave

      California Route 1 NO FEDERAL TAX REBATE!! Great job on your Inflation / Reduction plan Joe. FJB. The EV move is a total bait and switch.

      1. Jon

        The Tesla Model S NO FEDERAL TAX REBATE! Truly, what is you POINT? There are more than one version of the Mach E that qualify for the tax rebate, just as there are more than one Tesla as well. Let’s be honest here, you have no intention of buying a new car.

      2. RWFA

        Oh poor poor pitiful you. FYI.

    2. Jon

      Wrong. Order the car via the Ford website and you pay MSRP. Can do it at home, or at the dealership, either way, no dealer markup. Stop with the uninformed nonsense.


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