Ford Motor Co. stated Thursday it is going to construct the Mustang Mach-E electrical crossover at a three way partnership with Changan Motor Co., with gross sales in China starting late this yr.
Ford started constructing the Mustang Mach-E in Mexico final yr, with a first-year manufacturing restrict of 50,000 items.
A Ford spokeswoman declined to supply any quantity projections for output in China, the place EV gross sales progress is outpacing the general market, partly due to authorities incentives.
Behind a rebound that started in July, gross sales of recent electrified automobiles, spurred by new entries from Tesla, Nio, Xpeng and others, totaled 1.37 million in 2020, a rise of 11 % from 2019. China’s general light-vehicle market contracted for the third straight yr in 2020.
The China-built Mustang Mach-E could have an estimated vary of greater than 600 kilometers (373 miles) on one cost, Ford stated.
The crossover will probably be fitted with Ford’s newest superior driver-assist know-how and clever infotainment system, with enhanced Stage 2 automation.
The Mach-E may even function Ford’s mobile vehicle-to-everything know-how to assist drivers anticipate potential driving hazards and enhance site visitors security and effectivity.
The China-built Mustang Mach-E will probably be 4,739 mm lengthy, 1,881 mm huge and 1,623 mm tall, with a wheelbase of two,984 mm.
Ford additionally plans to provide a performance-oriented Mustang Mach-E GT in China.
The GT incorporates a entrance and rear dual-motor structure that permits it to speed up to 100 km per hour inside three seconds, Ford stated.
Ford markets one electrified automobile in China – the battery model of the gasoline Territory crossover. The electrical crossover is constructed at Ford’s three way partnership with Jiangling Motors Corp. and offered underneath the Ford model.