In the US, they demand to deprive the Ford Mach-E crossover of the Mustang name

In the US, they demand to deprive the Ford Mach-E crossover of the Mustang name

November 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The concept of the model does not correspond to the original idea of ​​a pony car

Jimmy Dismore, an American journalist and Ford Mustang history expert, created a petition demanding that the logos of the iconic pony car be removed from the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. According to the auto enthusiast, the American manufacturer made a “colossal mistake”, because the concept of an electric car itself does not correspond to the idea of ​​the original model.

Dismora, who is also a co-author of the Mustang by Design history book, was supported by pony car owners and numerous members of history clubs. They sharply criticized such arbitrary treatment of the company’s heritage and called it offensive to use the Mustang name on an electric crossover. Ford is required to immediately remove the logos from the car. At the time of writing, the petition was signed by more than 3,500 people.

“It’s not so much about electrification per se,” Dismore explains, “how much about using a name on something that isn’t a pony car.” The concept invented by Gale Halderman – a two-door coupe with rear-wheel drive, a long hood and a 2 + 2 landing formula – does not match any crossover on the market. ” Ford had already encountered similar criticism in the 1980s, and wanted to turn the Mustang into a coupe on Mazda units and front-wheel drive. Then, after the hype, the model was renamed to Probe.

Ford Mustang Mach-E is the closest competitor to the Tesla Model Y. The crossover is equipped with a power plant with a capacity of 255 or 332 power and can pass without recharging from 340 to 600 kilometers. The top-end Mustang Mach-E GT delivers 459 power and accelerates to the first “hundred” in 3.5 seconds.