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Ford Australia has confirmed that its US-manufactured battery electric Mustang Mach-E SUV will go on sale here later this year.

Available in Select, Premium and flagship GT variants, the Mustang Mach-E range kicks off with the entry-level rear-wheel-drive Select, powered by a 71kWh battery and single electric motor producing 198kW/430Nm, achieving an estimated range of 470km. Stepping up to the Mach-E Premium brings a larger 91kWh battery, a single 216kW/430Nm electric motor and the longest range in the line-up of close to 600km.

At the top of the tree sits the flagship Mach-E GT with dual electric motors delivering a feisty 358kW/860Nm to all four wheels, with the extra performance trimming the 91kWh battery’s range to 490km. No specific launch date or pricing has been revealed but in the US the Mustang Mach-E competes with the Tesla Model Y, suggesting a price range of between $70,000 and $100,000 depending on variant. The Mach-E will be Ford Australia’s first all-electric passenger vehicle, following the launch of the electric E-Transit commercial van, and will be followed by the all-electric Puma light SUV, as the Blue Oval looks to have at least five electrified vehicles available here by the end of 2024. Customers can reserve their Mustang Mach-E online or via one of Ford’s EV approved dealers.