Good news for fans of America’s most-popular pony car: Ford’s iconic Mustang returns for a seventh generation, and the words hybrid and electric are nowhere to be found. The new ‘Stang, which features updated styling, a modernized cabin, and the promise of more power, arrives for the 2024 model year.
Though Ford describes them as new, Mustang’s familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder and “Coyote” 5.0-liter V8 return as the car’s only engines. Those powerplants will be offered in returning EcoBoost and GT models respectively. A 6-speed manual transmission returns for the V8, though it is unclear if the EcoBoost will still be paired with stick shift. A 10-speed automatic will be available with both engines. Ford promises more power from both powerplants, but has not released specific numbers. For 2022 the Ecoboost engine is rated at 310 horsepower and the Coyote V8 450.
Mustang will again be available in coupe and convertible body styles. Updates to the cabin are significant and welcome. For those impressed by numbers, the new Mustang instrument panel checks in at 12.4 inches, while the console touchscreen stretches 13.2 inches. The overall look is clean and efficient.
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The new Mustang comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well Amazon Alexa. Audiophiles will appreciate the availability of premium Bang & Olufsen audio. Two new colors will be added to the Mustang pallet for 2024: Vapor Blue (seen above and below) and Yellow Splash. The new Mustang is scheduled to arrive in showrooms the summer of 2023 and will be built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.
We question how new the 2024 Mustang really is, but can’t argue with the changes. The updated cabin and new sheet metal look fantastic, and we’re always ready to enjoy additional power. The subplot here, and topic of much chat-room discussion, is whether or not we’re looking at the last-ever gasoline-powered Mustang. If so, the seventh-generation Mustang is even more special than it seems. Long live the Mustang.
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