Earlier this year, the FCA invited bill Murray to play the role of Phil Connors from Groundhog Day to promote the Jeep Gladiator SUV. Ford is now doing something similar, combining Chevy Chase and Beverly D’angelo for a Christmas break-inspired commercial to highlight the Mustang Mach-E.
The video recreated the iconic lighting ceremony in the film, where Clark gathers everyone on the street to check the thousands of light bulbs he has installed in the house. Just like in the movie, the lights don’t work, so Ellen goes inside. However, instead of flipping the switch and turning on the lights, they won’t get power until they plug in the Mustang Mach-E. This gets everyone’s attention, and they go to see the electric car.
While the commercial is a poor imitation of the original scene, chase said: “it’s Great to be back for a new Christmas with my on – screen family and an ever-changing group of kids-and I need to thank Ford and Mustang Mach-E for paying me for this role.
As for the Mach-E, the price starts at $ 42,895, excluding perks. The crossover is available in various configurations and offers a power reserve of up to 383 km.