Well, that was pretty quick. Ford confirmed theFirst Edition is sold out worldwide as of Dec. 30. Previously the automaker told Roadshow the model was no longer available in the US as of Nov. 27. So, yes, if you thought about putting a deposit down for one of the first versions of the electric SUV heading to production, you’ve missed your chance.
Ford quietly removed the First Edition from theback in November, and this week issued an announcement declaring they’ve all been spoken for.
Ahead of this announcement, Ford told us the First Edition was sold out in the US, but did not answer our query about how many First Editions were available overall.
“We are not providing any numbers and [are] encouraging customers to place orders for the other models due to limited sales volumes in the first year,” the representative added. Ford previously told Roadshow this model would be “very limited.” Whether that number was in the tens, hundreds or thousands, we don’t know.
All told, Ford plans to build aroundin its first full year of production. The rather low figure (for the industry at large) is due to limited battery supplies, Ford previously said. That 50,000 figure is also a global number — not just for the US.
As for what potential buyers put their deposit fee toward, Ford said the most popular color choice was carbonized gray, tallying 38% of all preorders. Grabber blue was a close second with 35% of preorders. In third was rapid red, which accounted for 27% of preorders.
The $500 deposit comes before facing a $61,000 price (after a $1,100 destination charge) for the First Edition. It will be a pretty well-equipped machine, though, with the bigger battery, all-wheel drive, vegan leather upholstery and other features. As for specs, the Mustang Mach-E First Edition will sport 332 horsepower and go an estimated 270 miles on a charge.
Outside of the First Edition model, Ford said over 80% of all customers placing preorders opted for the extended-range battery option, and 55% have chosen all-wheel drive. Nearly 30% have chosen the high-performance GT trim. In one last fun (and unsurprising stat), the automaker said more than 25% of all reservations came from California, which continues to champion zero-emissions cars.
The closest thing to the First Edition that’s still available will be the Premium trim, which has a lot of the same features but without the honor of coming first. It starts at $51,700 but gets expensive quickly with more options. It will also launch late next year after the First Edition. Other more affordable models and the GT performance trim will come in 2021.
Originally published Nov. 27.
Update, Dec. 30: Adds new information on reservation statistics from Ford.