There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming redesign Ford has in store for the 2024 Mustang redesign when spy shots caught a next-gen prototype decked out in full camouflage being tested around Ford headquarters. Rumors of upcoming changes include the potential for an electrified variant in the form of a hybrid and an all-wheel-drive drivetrain.
Most recently, the Australian website WhichCar reportedly received confirmation from Ford that the next-gen Mustang will indeed arrive in 2023. Interestingly, the publication also learned that the redesigned Mustang coupe will continue to offer a V8 engine option despite a broader shift toward electrification as well as stricter emissions regulations.
Previously, Autoblog reported on rumors that Ford may be considering paring-back its Mustang engine lineup and ready to introduce a hybrid powertrain utilizing the 2.3-liter base engine and paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission, but this is yet to be confirmed by Ford so we will have to wait and see.
The current Mustang is equipped with different engine options depending on the desired performance. The base engine is a 2.3-liter Turbo four-cylinder and can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic. The Mustang GT gets a 5.0-liter V8 and gets the same transmission options. The Shelby GT500 gets a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that’s paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The current Mustang’s standard infotainment system includes a 4.2-inch screen in the center stack, Wi-Fi hotspot capable, enhanced voice recognition, two USB ports, and six audio speakers. An eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, an HD Radio, and satellite radio are optional.
The current Mustang comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, its suite of advanced safety features and driver assistance tech. Standard features include a rearview camera, automatic high beam assist, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and forward-collision warning. Adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors can optionally be added.
More information about pricing will be available closer to the on-sale date. Current Mustang pricing ranges from $29,995 to $77,260 with destination included.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: 2022 Ford Mustang