As a result, the automaker announced recently a delay for the release in Europe to early 2021. There has been no official announcement of a delay in North America yet, but earlier this year Drive Tesla Canada reported that Ford was planning a simultaneous release.
Until the release, Ford has been revealing new details about the car. We recently learned the Mach-E is going to be capable of receiving over-the-air (OTA) software updates. New testing has also revealed it can now charge 30% than initially expected.
The automaker has now released a video highlighting some of the technology inside the vehicle, and showing some teaser images of the user-interface (UI) for the in-car display.
“The all-electric Mustang Mach-E will come standard with the new SYNC® 4A* voice-activated communication system, making navigation, music and smartphone connections easier than previous SYNC generations. The 15.5″ touch screen provides easy access to controls and helpful info, with interactive apps and displays that adapt to your preferences. Meanwhile, advanced over-the-air update capability from Ford keeps the technology of your vehicle current and continually improving.“
The video is short, and the fine print says the screen images are simulated, so it’s probably a safe bet that the production version will have some differences to what we see here.
From the video we can see the Mach-E will have similar on-screen displays for tire pressure, seatbelts, climate contorols, audio controls, and more (click to enlarge).
We also see the electric Mustang will have three different drive modes – Engage, Whisper, and Stampede (Ford’s website refers to the third option as “Unbridled”, but the video clearly shows Stampede).
According to Ford, the driver can select one of these “driver-experience options”, and the speedometer cluster screen will match it with a dynamic graphic display.
In addition, the interior sound (including an engine sound), lighting and various performance settings will automatically adjust based on the driver’s selection. This sounds similar to Tesla’s Chill Mode, but with a bit more flair.
We can also see the EV will have an optional 1-pedal driving mode, as well as an optional “Propulsion Sound”, which we are guessing will make the car sound like an internal combustion engine car (ICE). Another feature seen in the video is Valet Mode (sound familiar?).
Canadian prices for the Mustang Mach-E are in the range of $50,495 CDN for the lowest ‘Select’ model, to $71,995 CDN for the now sold-out 1st Edition.
With the Mach-E nearing production, it will be interesting to see how the final product compares to the simulated promotional images and videos released by Ford so far.
What do you think of the UI for the Mustange Mach-E? Let us know in the comments below.
Check out the full video below.