The latest reports say the next-generation Ford Mustang S650 won’t expectedly arrive as a 2023 model, but will be launched later – for the 2024 model year.
Earlier we expected the year of 2022 to be the last model year for the current Ford Mustang S550. The latest reports, including from Ford Authority, say the new, S650 generation will be in production no earlier than March 2023 – that is, already as a 2024 model.
If we got it right, the arrival of the new-gen Mustang is delayed by a year, although it can still change. The reason why initial timelines shift in this case and other cases could be supply chain issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Blue Oval will go on building the next Mustang at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The Mustang S650 should have an 8-year life cycle.
What changes does the next generation bring? – All-wheel-drive, one or two hybrid versions based on a 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine and a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 should be offered.
A pure electric version of the pony car should join, assumedly for the 2028 or 2029 model year. Ford already has the Mustang Mach-e SUV model, a rather successful one, and though it uses the Mustang nameplate, we can’t say it is an all-electric version of the regular Mustang. Its Mach-E moniker is inspired by the Mach 1 variant of the first-gen Ford Mustang.
The Mustang Mach-e has been on sale since December 2020 and even won the 2021 North American SUV of the Year Award.