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Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Spotted Testing New Headlights

The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E lineup has already been significantly updated, with a new lithium iron phosphate battery becoming standard and some pricing changes that lowered prices across the board. Additionally, the automaker has started to ramp up production, with May being a particularly good month for output. There may be more good news for EV shoppers in the future too, as photographers spotted a Mach-E GT with covered headlights, and chances are good that it could be testing a piece of tech that has yet to be introduced on any Ford product in the United States.

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT test vehicle front view

Unlike other vehicles that are usually seen testing, this particular Ford Mustang Mach-E has most of its headlight assemblies covered up, save for two strategic openings. Considering the lack of covering on any other area of this GT Performance Edition Edition, it’s safe to say that something is going on. Whatever it is, it won’t likely be immediately apparent on first glance, but if we’re right, it would represent the implementation of lighting technology that has yet to be introduced on any Ford model in the United States.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

As Ford Authority previously reported, The Blue Oval recently filed a patent for glare-free lighting technology, complete with individual lighting elements could be controlled. This type of lighting technology wasn’t allowed in the United States until 2021, as previous regulations mandated separate settings for high beam and low beam lighting. Ford’s glare-free lighting can turn off sections of each lighting element to prevent oncoming drivers from receiving glare, in addition to increasing lighting on areas of the road that need it. Currently the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance come standard with LED projector lighting with signature lights. In terms of other vehicles in FoMoCo’s lineup, vehicles like the 2023 Lincoln Aviator feature adaptive pixel LED headlamps, which are able to project more lighting ahead when needed, but cannot turn off individual sections like a vehicle with glare-free lighting can. The feature is available throughout Ford’s Europe offerings.

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT rear view

At the moment, it is unclear if this Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is simply a testbed for lighting on other vehicles, or if it properly represents an upcoming change to the Mach-E lineup. If the tech is coming to the Mach-E, it would make sense on the upper range of the lineup, as the Lincoln Aviator currently makes its adaptive lighting optional on Reserve. This is also a technology that could make its way to the lineup prior to a model year changeover, and given the company’s willingness to continually update the Mach-E regardless of year, a lighting change could very well be in the cards.

We’ll have more on the Mustang Mach-E soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Mustang Mach-E news, and for continuous Ford news updates.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Henry H

    OMG. NEW HEADLIGHTS! I just dropped everything to read this phenomenal article. Same thing when I read the one that Tesla has a Model 3 refresh? 5 more years of the same car, but with new headlights!!! This is front page stuff.

  2. Citaron

    In Europe Mach-E has glare-free headlights since it´s launch in 2021. in Germany it´s called “LED-Matrix-Scheinwerfer, adaptiv”, which in english means adaptive LED-matrix-Headlights. Its Part of the Projector Headlights in the Premium Package.

  3. Bruce

    So if this is the first American Ford with adaptive headlight technology, what do you tell the 1000’s of Ford F150 owners who have enabled “glare free” on their projector equipped trucks? (Some Canadian trucks come with it already enabled)
    It’s outstanding, by the way. Stunning even, once you experience them are dark rural roads.

  4. Chester Thuener

    It is about time

  5. Ray

    Blinders on a horse?

  6. GERT



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