It’s already cool that the beloved Ford Mustang is getting a new SUV look and all-electric design. But making this introduction even cooler are hidden gems throughout this iconic-turned-futuristic car. In fact, there’s a unique twist to one 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E feature you probably haven’t heard about. It’s like finding a hidden passage behind a bookshelf of an old house. Only, we’re talking about a Mustang here. So it might even be cooler than that.
The unique twist on an old feature
As you can imagine, developing an EV is a costly endeavor. So when Ford came across a few design challenges, the team got creative. One Easter egg of sorts in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E lies on the face of the in-dash touchscreen, MotorTrend reveals. There’s a cool design where the volume knob sticks out of the lower center panel of the screen. Except it’s not really a knob — it’s entirely a trick of the eye.
Instead of a mechanical motion, as a traditional volume knob would offer, this virtual knob is fitted with capacitive “fingers.” You approach the dial with a twirling motion, and there’s a simulated volume control. Crank up the tunes with a screen touch and a twist of your fingers.
What else is inside the cabin of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E?
A screen-centered knob isn’t all that’s cool about climbing into the cockpit of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. There’s a digital instrument panel with that 15.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Edmunds reports. You’ll enjoy navigation, smartphone integration, a six-speaker audio system, a hands-free semiautomated driving platform, and a glorious panoramic fixed-glass roof.
And each Mach-E comes with Ford’s flagship driver’s-aid suite — Co-Pilot360 — and remote monitoring capability with the smartphone app. The Sync 4A infotainment platform allows for several driver profiles, too. Add in the automated parking system, the surround-view camera platform, and driver’s seat memory features, and there’s no other car that can touch the Mach-E’s level of coolness.
What we know so far about this new Mustang
The recently confirmed EPA numbers indicate 230 miles of range for the Mustang Mach-E, with the longest-range version topping out at 300 miles on a charge. It’s rear-wheel drive and capable of producing 266 hp. The GT will give up some of that range but will offer 480 horses and a whopping 612 lb-ft of torque, in true Mustang fashion.
The only real question is, what color will you choose?
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is the first vehicle Ford designed specifically as an EV. It offers five exciting trim levels, including Select, California Route 1, Premium, GT, and First Edition. Each offers different configurations and range ratings. You can already order a Mach-E now in a Select or Premium trim. Ford projected to deliver a few hundred of these beauties to dealers by year’s end. So that really only leaves one question: What color will you get?
The 2021 Mach-E comes in 10 colors, Autoblog reports. Choose from seven colors — Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Star White Metallic Tri-Coat, Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Carbonized Gray, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver, and Space White — on Select, Premium, California RT.1 Edition, and GT trims. The GT trim also boasts two bonus choices: Cyber Orange and Dark Matter Gray. And you can get Grabber Blue Metallic only on the First Edition trim.
There’s a great deal of enthusiasm for this new version of an old classic, especially when there are cool and unique features to discover with its design. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a true one-of-a-kind, with SUV proportions and traditional Mustang curves and lines. You might have to wait until the new year to get yours, but you can do so with a starting MSRP of $43,995. And you might be the first person on your block to park an electric pony in your garage, too.