Our Q&A with Ford from 2019 LA Auto Show debut of the Mustang Mach-E

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We had the opportunity to speak with Ford Mach-E managers at the 2019 LA Auto Show today and we're happy to report the following answers. We hope you find it informational!

Q: Will Grabber Blue be available on the Mach-E GT?

A: Yes, Grabber Blue will be a color option for the GT, along with one other color not yet announced. We had such a strong response to Grabber Blue we decided to make it available for the GT. Customers can place a reservation now and switch to these two additional colors later. They will appear on the builder before launch.​

Q: Will there be any more colors announced for the other (non-GT) models?

A: No, this is the color palette for the first model year.​

Q: How are pre-order reservations going so far?

A: We’re almost sold out of the Limited Edition model.Will probably be sold out within a week.We’re almost close to running out of our 2020 production units.​

Q: Will the Mach-E be available for lease?

A: There will be a lease-like product offered. It will behave like a lease, but the key difference being that the vehicle will be titled in the customer's name (rather than the Ford Vehicle Company). The reason for this feature is to pass 100% of the government EV tax credit to the buyer. Otherwise, this lease-like product will behave just like a lease -- at the end of the “lease” period, the customer can turn the vehicle in no questions asked, or buy out the vehicle at a pre-set price. This product will be the only lease-like product available.​

Q: Is homelink built into the SYNC system?

A: No, it’s activated by physical buttons only - on driver side sun visor.​

Q: Can the front cameras act as a dashcam?

A: More details to come on that. The hardware is capable. With OTA Updates capability, these are the types of things we’re working on, giving customer’s cars more capabilities as they own it.​

Q: Will there be a sentry mode?

A: Stay tuned. The OTA capabilities of the vehicle we’ve still got some things that the team’s working on, so between now and the time we launch, we’ll share more as we get closer to the launch date.​

Q: Will there be a backlit pony badge option available on non-GT models?

A: No, it will be exclusive to the GT.​
Q: What does the 4 and X in the "Mach-E4X" door badge stand for?

A: The 4 indicates AWD and the X indicates extended range model.​

Q: Where is the 12v battery located?

A: Under the hood, towards the back on one side.​

Q: Is there a heat pump?

A: No heat pump in the Mach-E.​

Q: Are US tow raings available yet?

A: US tow figure has not yet been certified.​

Q: Will there be a roof rack available?

A: We’re working with one supplier on a unique way to mount a roof rack. The roof rail molding is a unique design on the Mach-E so because of that we’re looking at a different type of technology for how to get a roof rack This will be coming out closer to launch.​

Q: Will there be a trailer hitch available?

A: Not for the U.S.​
 
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It sucks they will not be offering a hitch. I would love to tow my jetski with it. I just hate getting an aftermarket hitch on a vehicle that the installers have limited experience with
 

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Hmmm...we are stuck with th ose colors for non-GT Mach-e. Well, I will not give up!!!!

Nothing about how cold affects the battery range?
 

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Hopefully with the next years production more exterior colors will be available .
 

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Excellent answers and questions. Thank you for posting up..
 

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I was at my dealer today Sedona Orange and Dark Persian Green look great.
 

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We had the opportunity to speak with Ford Mach-E managers at the 2019 LA Auto Show today and we're happy to report the following answers. We hope you find it informational!

Q: Will Grabber Blue be available on the Mach-E GT?

A: Yes, Grabber Blue will be a color option for the GT, along with one other color not yet announced. We had such a strong response to Grabber Blue we decided to make it available for the GT. Customers can place a reservation now and switch to these two additional colors later. They will appear on the builder before launch.​

Q: Will there be any more colors announced for the other (non-GT) models?

A: No, this is the color palette for the first model year.​

Q: How are pre-order reservations going so far?

A: We’re almost sold out of the Limited Edition model.Will probably be sold out within a week.We’re almost close to running out of our 2020 production units.​

Q: Will the Mach-E be available for lease?

A: There will be a lease-like product offered. It will behave like a lease, but the key difference being that the vehicle will be titled in the customer's name (rather than the Ford Vehicle Company). The reason for this feature is to pass 100% of the government EV tax credit to the buyer. Otherwise, this lease-like product will behave just like a lease -- at the end of the “lease” period, the customer can turn the vehicle in no questions asked, or buy out the vehicle at a pre-set price. This product will be the only lease-like product available.​

Q: Is homelink built into the SYNC system?

A: No, it’s activated by physical buttons only - on driver side sun visor.​

Q: Can the front cameras act as a dashcam?

A: More details to come on that. The hardware is capable. With OTA Updates capability, these are the types of things we’re working on, giving customer’s cars more capabilities as they own it.​

Q: Will there be a sentry mode?

A: Stay tuned. The OTA capabilities of the vehicle we’ve still got some things that the team’s working on, so between now and the time we launch, we’ll share more as we get closer to the launch date.​

Q: Will there be a backlit pony badge option available on non-GT models?

A: No, it will be exclusive to the GT.​
Q: What does the 4 and X in the "Mach-E4X" door badge stand for?

A: The 4 indicates AWD and the X indicates extended range model.​

Q: Where is the 12v battery located?

A: Under the hood, towards the back on one side.​

Q: Is there a heat pump?

A: No heat pump in the Mach-E.​

Q: Are US tow raings available yet?

A: US tow figure has not yet been certified.​

Q: Will there be a roof rack available?

A: We’re working with one supplier on a unique way to mount a roof rack. The roof rail molding is a unique design on the Mach-E so because of that we’re looking at a different type of technology for how to get a roof rack This will be coming out closer to launch.​

Q: Will there be a trailer hitch available?

A: Not for the U.S.​
Would be great to maybe have one pinned location for all specific information that is found out over time, rather than separated by parts of the auto.

I keep thinking of questions and also, people that know other EVs like Tesla, bring up other questions, like does the car have creep when you let up the brake, the way a car with auto does. Teslas have this and it avoids having to hit the accelerator to move a few feet in traffic.

Also, some new EV's have heated batteries for the winter time and some don't, ie, Leaf no, but the Kia's/Hyundai's do, I believe. Will the Mach-E have that, or are there other techs that help with winter driving?

Thanks.
 

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Great questions! Here's one if someone gets the chance to inquire with the Mach-E team: Will fog lights be added to the production version?
 

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Would be great to maybe have one pinned location for all specific information that is found out over time, rather than separated by parts of the auto.

I keep thinking of questions and also, people that know other EVs like Tesla, bring up other questions, like does the car have creep when you let up the brake, the way a car with auto does. Teslas have this and it avoids having to hit the accelerator to move a few feet in traffic.

Also, some new EV's have heated batteries for the winter time and some don't, ie, Leaf no, but the Kia's/Hyundai's do, I believe. Will the Mach-E have that, or are there other techs that help with winter driving?

Thanks.
Also, what about golf clubs? Ford made a big deal that the new Escape can hold four golf bags. What about the Mach-E?
 

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We had the opportunity to speak with Ford Mach-E managers at the 2019 LA Auto Show today and we're happy to report the following answers. We hope you find it informational!


Q: Are US tow raings available yet?

A: US tow figure has not yet been certified.​


Q: Will there be a trailer hitch available?

A: Not for the U.S.​
These two answers seem mutually exclusive.
 
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