There have long been rumblings in the world of automotive press about something big on the horizon for Ford. It's no secret that Ford is a leader in innovation and has been investing heavily in taking its lineup of all-electric cars to the next level. Well, the herald of the Ford Brand's next generation of electrified vehicles is finally here, and it bears the iconic pony badge proudly on its front end.

Making its grand debut at this year's Los Angeles International Auto show to much fanfare at an event emceed by the incomparable Idris Elba, the Mustang Mach-E officially joined the pony car lineup. Now, it may be cliché to say it, but this ain't your daddy's Mustang. Sure, it may share the nameplate, but this Mustang-inspired all-electric SUV is a different beast from its predecessors in more ways than one.

Now, a lot of folks may scoff at the idea of an electrified vehicle bearing the same badge as one of the most iconic American muscle cars, but there's good reason for the new Ford Mustang Mach- E to have that namesake.

First, it's the first Ford model to be built on a dedicated electric vehicle platform, meaning it's not some tame, compromised conversion of a gasoline-powered model.

Second, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is engineered for speed. In fact, much to the delight of performance driving enthusiasts from Florence to Marana, AZ, there will be a new Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition with a 0 to 60 mph time clocking in at the mid 3 second range. Who says electric cars can't be exhilarating?

Plus, even though it technically falls into the SUV class, Ford fans from all over Pinal County will be happy to note that the Ford Mustang Mach-E doesn't give up an ounce of that classic pony car edge. With its toned body style and muscular front end design, the new Ford Mustang Mach-E has just as much gravitas as its predecessors.

Of course, it's still an electric vehicle and that can have some serious benefits for Tucson drivers looking to cut down on long term transportation costs. In fact, with more and more public charge points cropping up all over the area, we think you may just find that the new Ford Mustang Mach-E is both an appealing and economical decision.

Set to hit Ford showrooms like ours in Oracle, AZ sometime late next year, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is already generating quite a bit of buzz. So, if you're interested in this new electrified foray into the Ford Mustang heritage, get in touch with the team here at Oracle Ford to learn more about the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E and inquire about pre-ordering one today.

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