The current-generation Ford Mustang entered service in 2014 and is close to the end of its life-cycle. The brand was earlier reported to bring the successor in late 2022 and put an end to the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. But now, new reports suggest that the brand could be planning to launch the next-generation Mustang in 2023 with a life span of 8 years indicating that the next-gen Ford Mustang will remain in production till the end of 2030.
The new-generation muscle car is also likely to be longer and wider with improved cabin space and a wider stance. The new-generation Mustang is also speculated to be compatible with four-wheel drive and electrified powertrains. The all-wheel-drive could be a result of an ICE powertrain sending its power to the rear wheels while electric motors driving the front axle.
The next-gen muscle car is also likely to come with driver-focused interiors and is likely to be offered in both the convertible and coupe variants available in both left-hand-drive and right-hand-drive versions. The exterior design is also likely to be evolutionary but the brand is expected to keep the timeless features even on the next-generation.
In the Indian market, it is speculated that Ford will launch the MY2020 Ford Mustang in early 2021 with a BS6 powertrain and features such as new LED headlamps and taillamps along with refreshed front and rear aprons, a new lower and sharper air dam and a more prominent grille and new design changes to the bonnet that gets new design changes and features such as extractors on the top to vent heat away from the engine. The MY 2020 Mustang also gets new features on the rear deck such as a new spoiler for added downforce.
The Ford Mustang is powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine that produces 310 Hp of power on the standard and 330 Hp of power on the High-Performance Package. Alternatively, a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre DOHC Ti-VCT dual fuel port direct-injection V8 engine that makes 460 Hp of power on the Mustang GT and 480 Hp of power on the Bullit edition and a 5.1-litre naturally-aspirated DOHC Ti-VCT port fuel injection V8 with flat plate crankshaft that makes 526 Hp of power on the Shelby GT350 along with a 5.1-litre supercharged V8 engine with crossplane crankshaft that generates 760 Hp of power on the Shelby GT500.