The Ford Mustang is arguably one of the most iconic and recognizable cars in automotive history. It became a fan favorite in the mid-1960s and has since been a very popular choice. While the future of its competitors, the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro, looks to be slowing down, Ford’s redesigned 2024 Ford Mustang will keep the pony-car class going. It will represent the first model year of the S650 generation. This will be the seventh generation of the car since its debut in 1964. Ali Jammoul, Ford’s vehicle director for icons and Ford Performance, announced that, “The next generation that we’re working on now will be launching next year, in 2023, and it’s going to be great.”
While Ford has not released any official information on the Mustang, prototypes are being tested. Not much could be determined from the heavily camouflaged prototypes, but the car is projected to have a similar sporty look to its exterior. Meanwhile, the interior is thought to get a major facelift. Rumors suggest a flat-bottom steering wheel, a bigger infotainment screen, and a new digital instrument cluster design.
The 2024 Mustang will likely sit on a similar platform. Reports powered by the same engines. However, a hybrid version might be introduced into the mix. Under the hood you should expect to see the Ford 2.3L Inline-Four EcoBoost Engine and the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote Engine. The new S650 should have a minimum of 320 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The option for manual transmission is on the chopping block. A Ford executive stated the option for stick shift is phasing out.
Car and Driver estimates the EcoBoost models will start around $30,000. The GT models are estimated to start around $40,000. It’s hard to know specifics until the 2024 Ford Mustang is released but the GT is definitely a trim to be recommended. This might also be the last chance to get your hands on a new V-8 powered Mustang since possible future generations may focus on EV or hybrid powertrains.
When to expect from the 2024 Ford Mustang
The new S650 Mustang could possibly make its debut on April 17, 2023. This would mark the 59th anniversary from the initial Mustang release. For auto enthusiasts who can remember, that was at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. This generation of Mustangs will continue to be produced at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant and this model is expected to have an eight-year life cycle.
For all the Mustang lovers out there, keep an eye out for updates on this new gen S650. Tell us, what are you most excited for with this model?