The Ford Mach-E Saves Christmas for the Griswolds

Clark Griswold is again to rejoice Christmas, however with a twist this time

by Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 02: 29

Bear in mind the well-known Christmas lights scene from “Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Trip”? Effectively, the Griswolds reunited final 12 months after twenty years to reprise that scene, with the one change being the addition of a Ford Mustang Mach-E this time. Ford roped in Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo to play Clark Griswold and Ellen from the Christmas-themed film. Do you the Griswolds managed to have a drama-free Christmas this time at the very least?

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The scene begins with the acquainted reenactment the place the home doesn’t mild up with the twinkle lights. However, not like an influence scarcity to the entire metropolis, this time there’s a twist. Clark’s spouse, Elle, unplugs their Mustang Mach-E and the lights come on, however clearly, all this electrical SUV steals the limelight. Effectively, at the very least Ford is making an attempt to finish this topsy-turvy 12 months on a cheerful “electri-vacation” notice.

Right here’s What The Stars Had To Say

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“It’s nice to be again for one more Christmas with my on-screen household and its rotating assortment of children – and I’ve Ford and Mustang Mach-E to thank for paying me to do it. I suppose you’re anticipating some type of riff on electrical automobiles, however I can say with 85% certainty that this factor in all probability received’t trigger any blackouts in your neighborhood if you plug it in,” mentioned Chase, as reported by

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“My favourite facet kick position is enjoying Ellen Griswold to Chevy’s Clark, my one and solely Sparky,” Beverly D’Angelo mentioned. “However this 12 months, the brightest spark is the Mustang Mach-E within the driveway! Please don’t inform him I mentioned that. I’m already in bother for bringing a distinct set of children each time we go on a trip.”

What’s The Ford Mustang Mach-E All About?

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The Mustang-moniker-blasphemy apart, the Mach-E is a fairly good try by Ford and appears like a healthful package deal. It’s at present accessible in 4 trims – Choose, California Route 1, Premium, and GT. Within the prime GT-spec, it makes 480 horses and 600 pound-feet of torque. A GT Efficiency Version is obtainable as effectively, and right here you get an extra 34 pound-feet of torque. It will probably dash to 60 mph from relaxation in simply 3.5 seconds.

The corporate just lately introduced the updates for the 2022 mannequin 12 months Mach-E. The California Route 1 can now be had as an all-wheel-drive mannequin and options heated steering and heated seats as normal. The Premium Ice White Version Look Package deal can also be accessible. You do bear in mind the Ice White Package deal Version Look Package deal, proper? Other than this, the GT and GT Efficiency Version include a black roof as normal. A brand new Iced Blue Silver Metallic shade is added to the palette, whereas the Grabber Blue Metallic and Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat shades at the moment are normal throughout the vary.

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Because it’s an advert for Ford, it was apparent that the Mach-E will steal the limelight. However, it was a cute video that reminded us of this candy film from 1989

Ford has elevated the usable power capability on each the battery packs. The Normal Vary now gives 70 kWh usable power, whereas the Prolonged Vary pack gives 91 kWh useable power. The largest beneficiaries of this are the Choose and Premium single-motor, rear-wheel-drive trims with the Normal Vary battery. The vary is elevated by 17 miles. On their all-wheel-drive variations, the vary is up by 13 miles. The Route 1 Prolonged Vary rear-wheel-drive mannequin’s vary is elevated by 9 miles, the Premium AWD with Prolonged Vary battery by seven miles, and Premium RWD with Prolonged Vary battery by three miles. Each the GT trims nonetheless supply the identical vary.

The costs have additionally elevated for the 2022 Mach-E. The distinction is between $1,000 and $3,095, relying on the trim. Right here’s the beginning value of the trims now:

  • Choose – $43,895
  • California Route 1 – $52,775
  • Premium – $49,100
  • GT – $61,995

This doesn’t embrace the $1,100 vacation spot price and the federal tax credit score as much as $7,500.

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Sidd Dhimaan

Sidd Dhimaan

Sidd joined the group in 2017 as an intern and in lower than a 12 months he earned a full-time place as an affiliate editor and junior automotive professional. Quick ahead to at the moment, and he’s at present serving as a senior editor, pickup truck professional, and EV professional.  Learn full bio

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