The Mustang Mach-E is being an unprecedented success for Ford, probably even well above what the brand itself expected. Criticism for using the Mustang name on a car that had little to do with the original coupe has mattered little enough: the Mach-E is selling even faster than it can be made, and Ford has decided it’s time to add some improvements to it. make it even more interesting.
At the end of last year, Ford decided to slightly increase the usable capacity of the battery in both versions of the model, which resulted in greater autonomy. Last spring they decided to improve cargo management to drastically reduce waiting times, and they also increased the towing capacity of the Mustang Mach-E. Now they have increased it again, but this improvement is accompanied by new features in semi-autonomous driving and new customization possibilities.
Ford has updated the driver assistance systems on the 2023 Mustang Mach-E, now offering more advanced cruise control with predictive cruise assist as standard. To automatically adjust speed, the electric crossover will use navigation data such as upcoming curves, turns, junctions and roundabouts. When approaching a sharp curve, the car will slow down autonomously (if cruise control is activated). According to Ford, it will do so smoothly and alert the driver that he is about to slow down. All this is assisted by the camera mounted on the windshield, which recognizes the limits of the road -as has been the case until now-.
Another novelty is the function called “Repositioning in the lane”. This is not only limited to keeping the vehicle centered in its lane, but it will change its position within it depending on what is happening around it. For example, if it detects a truck approaching and there isn’t too much gap, the Mustang Mach-E will pull slightly to the outside of the lane to leave as much distance as possible between the car and the other vehicle.
Another novelty in terms of driving assistants is the “hands-free” lane change function, without intervention on the steering wheel. It will suffice to indicate with the turn signal that we want to change lanes (to overtake, for example) and the car will make the change.
On the other hand, the Mustang Mach-E with the 91 kWh battery (extended range) will now be capable of towing up to 1,500 kg, which is an increase from the 1,000 kg of the last update. This improvement affects both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. Larger caravans and trailers can be towed this way.
New customization options are also added. Premium specification, previously only available for all-wheel drive models, is now offered for rear-wheel drive models with the 91 kWh battery, adding 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beam anti-glare, eight-way power seats for driver and passenger, and red brake calipers paired with black exterior accents.
In addition, two new body colors, Vapor Blue and Carbonized Grey, and two new wheel designs are added to the entire Mustang Mach-E range.