(Originally published on Worldmeets.US) – Ford announced plans to ramp up production of its Mustang Mach-E sports car, just as rumors surface of an entirely new design for the fifth-generation version of the iconic car.
Production of the so-called Mach-E began last year in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and is being rolled out in phases to Ford dealers.
According to Ford, Mach-E’s styling continues to remain faithful to the original design. The model features a different wheelbase than the Mach-1 coupe, but the overall proportions of the vehicle remain similar to the iconic Mach-1 coupe.
Interestingly, production of the Mach-E is being wound down in the U.S. rather than built on a new assembly line here in Dearborn. The vehicles are being made at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Michigan.
According to Ford, the automaker plans to move production of the Mach-E to Mexico as it moves production of the current Mustang Mach 1 from Michigan to Flat Rock.
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The replacement for the Ford Mustang is already heavily shrouded in secrecy. Rumors suggest that the new version could be unveiled as early as this fall.
That is if Ford follows the same schedule as the automaker has with the current Mustang, which saw a debut at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, followed by a launch this fall and a full-on debut next year. The next Mustang is expected to be a powerful, fun-to-drive machine. The current model has been made available in over 100 Ford showrooms around the world.