Ford moves closer towards India re-entry, secures Mustang Mach-E trademark

The Mustang Mach-E will likely come to India as a CBU under an import rule that allows up to 2,500 units to be brought in without homologation.

By Saptarshi Mondal, Autocar India calendar 14 Feb 2024 Views icon3138 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Ford moves closer towards India re-entry, secures Mustang Mach-E trademark

After having applied for a design patent for the next-gen Endeavour in India, Ford has now trademarked the Mustang Mach-E nameplate, suggesting that it is inching closer to a re-entry in our market. In fact, the Mustang Mach-E was the first vehicle that Ford had actually confirmed for an India launch soon after it wrapped up local operations in 2021.

Ford Mustang Mach-E to be a CBU

The Mustang Mach-E will likely come to India as a CBU under an import rule that allows up to 2,500 units to be brought in without homologation. It will surely be an expensive one – likely north of Rs 1 crore – although it will benefit from the lower GST rate for EVs.

Ford recently also made a U-turn on the sale of its Chennai plant despite having multiple offers from carmakers like Vinfast, MG and Tata Motors. They even listed out new job openings, further validating talks around its introduction in the market. However, there's nothing official from the carmaker yet.

Ford Mustang Mach-E details, specs

In international markets, the Mustang Mach-E can be had in either RWD or AWD configurations, as well as in standard and extended range variants. The entry-level RWD Mach-E gets a 72kWh battery that produces 269hp and 430Nm of torque, and returns a range of 470km. The range extender variant uses a 91kWh battery with 294hp and 430Nm, and has a claimed range of 600km.

Meanwhile, the AWD version with the 91kWh range extender produces 351hp and 580Nm of torque, and has a range of 548km. Lastly, the top-spec GT AWD variant gets the 91kWh battery with 487hp and 850Nm of torque, and returns a range of 489km. It is early to speculate which variant of the Mach-E could be headed to India.

If launched, the Mustang Mach-E will find itself in the company of luxury EVs such as the Mercedes-Benz EQEBMW iX and Audi Q8 e-tron.

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