Entering its fourth model year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E carries over into 2024 mostly unchanged, save for the addition of the brand new Rally variant. However, it seems as if The Blue Oval isn’t done tweaking the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E lineup just yet, and in fact, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the California Route 1 trim is being dropped for the new model year, too.
The 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E will drop the California Route 1 trim, which resided in the lineup in between the Select and Premium for the 2023 model year. The outgoing California Route 1 was equipped exclusively with the extended range battery pack and eAWD, plus a few other items including the panoramic fixed-glass roof with the Infrared Reflective (IRR) Windshield, a cargo area cover, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, power-folding side mirrors with heated glass, LED turn signal indicators, pony projection lamps, and black caps, plus a memory driver’s seat.
This change means that it’s likely – as of this writing – that the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E lineup will consist of four trims – Select, Premium, GT, and Rally. The latter, rally-inspired model offers up more power than even the range-topping Mach-E GT Performance Edition – 480 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque versus 480/634, and adds unique wheels, Michelin CrossClimate2 all-season tires, MagneRide shocks with specially-tuned springs, a 0.8-inch suspension lift, 15.8-inch front brake rotors with Brembo calipers, and protective shielding for both motors, plus a host of appearance updates.
As Ford Authority reported earlier this week, order banks for the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select and Premium trim levels opened up on November 2nd, 2023. As for the Mach-E GT and Rally trims, order banks will open at a later, as-yet unspecified date.