To update: Added information about The Drive Home and The Stampede events leading up to the official debut of the 2024 Mustang.
The era of cars with internal combustion engines is almost over, but it’s not over yet for the Ford Mustang. An all-new pony car will debut in September 2022, and while we don’t know the long-term plan for Ford’s enduring warhorse, the seventh generation will start the same way the first generation did nearly 60 years ago: converting gasoline in noise, tire smoke and smiles.
We have seen Mustang prototypes camouflaged away from home for several months, in coupe and convertible format. Ford officials have also dropped some hints about what’s coming for the next-gen car, and some of those “hints” have been direct confirmations. As such, there’s quite a bit we already know about the upcoming Mustangfrom styling cues to mechanical components.
2024 Ford Mustang Powertrain
While the Dodge Challenger is about to lose its V8 for the next generation, Ford Mustang buyers can still get one. A The first spy video captured a prototype V8 Mustang in motion, clearly emitting a guttural soundtrack. Some time later, a Confirmed Ford CEO Of course, the new Mustang will keep its V8 engine. It’s almost certainly the 5.0-liter V8, which could be modified to produce slightly more than the 450 horsepower currently on offer.
However, there is a curious wild card V8 that appeared in 2020. The former president of Unifor, a major Canadian union related to the auto industry, said Ford would offer a new 6.8-liter V8 engine in “Mustang derivatives” and F-150″. This engine would come from Ford’s assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, as mentioned in a Unifor press release. Ford never offered any additional information about the engine and nothing has been heard since. But a public statement from a union president is hard to ignore.
Aside from the V8s, the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is expected to carry over from the current model. But what about electrical energy? That’s the big question surrounding the seventh generation pony, as rumors say this could be the point when Ford offers a plug-in hybrid Mustang with all-wheel drive. Nothing of the sort has been confirmed or teased by Ford, so at least we’re not expecting anything electrified at launch.
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Regardless of the motor, solo paddling enthusiasts can still manage power the old-fashioned way. Ford has confirmed that the new Mustang will offer a six-speed manual transmission. transmission, plus an automatic.
2024 Ford Mustang Styling
Ford isn’t changing things when it comes to Mustang design. Our exclusive renderings of the 2024 Ford Mustang remove the camouflage of numerous prototype sightings and leaked images to reveal a slightly larger grille for the GT model, dropping further into the lower fascia in a similar fashion as today mustang shelby gt500. The corner vents should also grow larger and the headlights will take on a slimmer, cleaner look. On EcoBoost models, the grille should remain the same, but the lower fascia may have smaller vents.
In profile, don’t expect the new Mustang to differ significantly from the outgoing model. The wheelbase looks the same, and the pony car’s proportions (a long hood up front with a steeply raked fastback at the rear) look extremely similar. The new car’s C-pillar appears slimmer, leaving more room for larger side windows. And while we’ve yet to get a clear look at the new ‘Stang’s taillights, we’d be absolutely shocked if Ford doesn’t keep the iconic vertical three-bar design.
As for upgrade packages and trim levels, we’ve already seen a sports prototype with aggressive exhaust tips, upgraded brakes and super sticky tires. This all but confirms the availability of a GT performance package, and special edition models like the California Special should arrive eventually. A high-performance Shelby model is expected to return, though it will likely be a bit later. No word yet on the availability of limited edition models like the Mach 1, Boss or Bullitt.
2024 Ford Mustang Interior
Less is known about the new Mustang’s greenhouse, but it should retain a fairly conventional design. Regardless of transmission, a lever will rise from the center console to select gears. A larger center touchscreen will sit above the console on a simplified dash that removes some, but not all, of the touch controls. A separate digital display for the driver is expected, but Mustang interior spy photos suggest they won’t be connected under one big screen like we’re seeing with brands like BMW. The availability of advanced technology such as Ford’s Blue Cruise system is unknown at this time.
2024 Mustang Price
Pricing information is not yet available for the seventh generation Mustang. The current model starts at $28,865 for an EcoBoost with a six-speed manual transmission. The V8-powered GT starts at $39,440, also equipped with a six-speed stick. It’s safe to assume that the price of the 2024 Mustang will be higher, but given the Steady decline in Mustang sales in recent yearswe’d be surprised if Ford released the new model with a significantly higher MSRP.
2024 Ford Mustang Debut
Ford is doing everything it can to make the debut of the seventh-generation Mustang something special. The covers will officially drop on September 14 at a special event in downtown Detroit at Hart Plaza, scheduled for 8:00 pm EDT. However, Ford is hosting two events that will bring Mustang owners to the Motor City for some action, starting on September 6 with a cross-country trip called The way home. Starting in Tacoma Washington and including stops in nine states, Ford invites Mustang owners to join any (or all) of the journey. It ends at Ford’s world headquarters in Dearborn on September 14, at which point The stampede begins
The stampede it’s a big Mustang cruiser from Ford headquarters to the debut location. It begins at 5:00 pm when Mustang owners arrive at the Dearborn headquarters. The cruise departs at 5:30 pm and is scheduled to arrive downtown at 6:30 pm The debut of the seventh-generation Mustang takes place at 8:00 pm, and The Stampede participants are invited to a after party that will last until 10:00 pm
The way home Y The stampede are open to the public, however, there is limited space for The stampede and registration is required. Ford asks those interested to register online at mustangstampededetroit.com. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
2024 Ford Mustang Availability
At this point, details beyond the Mustang’s debut are unknown. Ford should offer a general timeline for production and deliveries at debut, though we expect it to hit dealerships in the summer of 2023 at the latest.
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