Ford’s entire South American business has been in a bit of a flux for years now, all of which started when the automaker ended its manufacturing operations in Brazil. Since then, FoMoCo’s lineup in that part of the world has changed tremendously, along with its focus. Nearly a year ago, Ford announced a new decarbonization strategy for South America that includes the launch of three electrified models – the Ford Maverick Hybrid, Ford E-Transit, and Ford Mustang Mach-E – and since then, the Maverick Hybrid, refreshed Ford Kuga, and redesigned Ford Ranger have all either launched in Argentina or are close to doing so. Now, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is on the cusp of joining those models, the automaker has announced.
The arrival of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover in Argentina is “imminent,” according to the automaker, and when it launches there near the end of October, it will be the very first Blue Oval EV sold in that country. Customers interested in purchasing one will only have one option, however, at least initially – the range-topping GT Performance Edition, which is the quickest variant available right now.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Performance Edition is equipped with two electric motors, which generate a combined 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to rocket from 0-60 mph in around 3.5 seconds.
“The Mustang Mach-E is not just an innovative, versatile, exciting, zero-emission electric vehicle. It is a Mustang, and therefore incorporates the spirit of freedom and charisma of the world’s best-selling sports coupe,” said Daniel Justo, president of Ford South America. “This is another Ford icon that comes to expand our portfolio and opens the way for a new era of 100% electric vehicles, bringing all of Ford’s global innovation and experience closer to consumers in the region.”