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Ford ran a MachE information session today for the public. Most of the presentation was based on how Ford went from concept to production design. Here are some interesting pics I took from the slides. Approx. 6 Ford Engineer's ran a Q&A. not much new there but sounded like they will be following up with more sessions.

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Some images / screenshots from the presentation:

mache yellow.JPG

mache front and rear concept.JPG


I really like concept A with concept C's front end.

mache first designs.JPG
 

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Like the yellow color... but I'm sure glad they didn't give the MME that silly smile on the yellow design.
 

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I really enjoyed that. It was really interesting. I hope they keep doing them!
 

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On paint, when asked how they selected the colors to offer the panel didn't even know what colors were available. Only comment was it is a big car that does not lend itself to bold colors. Really ?! Hope the do more presentations, but make it less a PR slide show and more informative.
 

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I just want my Triple Yellow from my 2016 Mustang on my 2021 "Mustang" Mach-E. If it's really a Mustang, offer it in the same Mustang colors the gas one gets!
 

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On paint, when asked how they selected the colors to offer the panel didn't even know what colors were available. Only comment was it is a big car that does not lend itself to bold colors. Really ?! Hope the do more presentations, but make it less a PR slide show and more informative.
I didn't really buy that assertion. I've seen the vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show and didn't feel like it was so large that they couldn't use a bolder color palette. While I'm not disappointed with Infinite Blue, I can sympathize with others in these forums about the emphasis on the gray tones and standard colors.

It was pretty funny how they didn't know the names of the colors, too. :D
 

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They clearly were thinking bold colors to begin with.
 

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The presentation was a great opportunity to really hear from the designers' hearts. To be able to get an hour with the top design leaders of the vehicles was truly awesome. This really allowed us to hear about the WHY behind the design rather than just the what.

Agreed, we didn't get a lot of new intel. It would be great if we could have more of these discussions with the MME team, especially Team Edison and really target our questions to the teams.
 

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I'm really sorry they didn't go with that front "grille". But as an engineer I realize you have to make compromises to live within design constraints.
The back also looks a lot nicer and fixes most of the what I don't like with the current designs tri bar lights,, naturally going to have to be changes for the final design but overall think that the front an rear look better and they probably could have got closer to this design.

Will be interesting to see if an inevitable facelift happens in x years time and if any of these designs get used,
 

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From all we know the Mach-E didn't start as a Mustang, they choose that direction mid-development. The presentation here is really interesting, but I honestly would love to see what they had in mind before adding the Mustang theme to the vehicle. Besides the DRL I think the final design is really one of the best we saw in these concepts
 



 








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