2024 Ford Mustang teased forward of September reveal
Few vehicles have as large and constant a fanbase because the Mustang, and Ford is inviting homeowners to take part within the reveal of the following technology of its pony automotive.
The 2024 Ford Mustang might be revealed at an occasion known as The Stampede at Hart Plaza in Detroit on September 14 at 8pm Jap Daylight Time.
Hart Plaza is at the start line of Woodward Avenue, North America’s first paved highway and residential to the annual Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise.
Ford will livestream The Stampede on its social channels.
It will likely be the end result of an occasion known as The Drive Residence, which is able to kick off on September 6 at LeMay – America’s Automobile Museum in Tacoma, Washington.
Ford is inviting homeowners of all six generations of Mustang to take part within the annual highway journey, which is able to see scores of Mustangs cross 9 states earlier than congregating at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn and taking the ultimate leg collectively to The Stampede in downtown Detroit.
As we are able to see in these photographs of a camouflaged 2024 Mustang, Ford is celebrating all six generations of its common pony automotive.
Even a King Cobra variant of the oft-maligned Mustang II technology is featured, together with a 1979 Mustang Indy Tempo Automobile.
“Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports activities automotive as a result of there’s one for everybody – from an EcoBoost convertible to 5-liter V8 GT fastback coupe,” stated Ford CEO Jim Farley.
“Now it’s time to for a brand new stampede of householders, followers and workers to welcome the following chapter in Mustang’s legacy – the seventh-generation, which might be our greatest but.”
The Mustang will retain the choice of a V8 engine and a six-speed handbook transmission.
Codenamed S650, the seventh-generation Mustang is anticipated to enter manufacturing within the first half of 2023. If that is true, this implies an Australian launch in late 2023.
The S650 will reportedly have an eight-year lifecycle, which is roughly the identical because the earlier two Mustang generations.
For context, the outgoing six-generation Mustang debuted in late 2013 and hit the Australian market in 2015.
Ford has already stated it is going to once more make the brand new Mustang at its Flat Rock meeting plant in Michigan – topic to an array of current multi-billion dollar factory upgrades.
Ford additionally particularly known as it “Mustang coupe” when discussing 2023 manufacturing plans, which calls into query the timeline round any convertible providing.
The brand new rear-wheel drive Mustang will stay inside combustion-powered in its seventh-generation guise. The prevailing 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbo-four and 5.0-litre natually-aspirated V8 are prone to be provided.
A hybrid model is reportedly being worked on for a later arrival.
Whereas the rival Dodge Challenger might be changed by an electrical automobile in 2024, previewed by the Charger Daytona SRT Concept, the core Mustang vary will persist with combustion energy – although Ford has the Mustang Mach-E SUV for many who need electrical energy.
The Mustang can be anticipated to lose its different direct competitor, as Chevrolet will reportedly finish Camaro manufacturing in 2024. It’ll be the second time the Camaro has been retired, with Ford the one automaker to repeatedly produce a pony automotive since 1964.
We’ve already seen some leaked exterior images of the brand new Mustang, which embrace a redesigned entrance finish.
Though we haven’t seen but, anticipate to see some substantial inside adjustments with a extra modern-looking infotainment setup.
Hopefully there’ll even be some further security options to make sure a greater ANCAP consequence than that of the present automotive.
Earlier than the present, sixth-generation mannequin’s time is up, Ford is giving it the particular version therapy.
The Nite Pony is a blacked-out model of the Mustang, with the title chosen from on-line submissions. Why Ford didn’t go together with the infinitely cooler Darkish Horse nameplate, which Car & Driver notes the corporate trademarked, is unclear.
The mechanically unrelated Mustang Mach-E electrical SUV additionally receives the Nite Pony therapy.
Ford has temporarily closed orders of the present Mustang in Australia because it tries to fulfil a backlog of current orders.
“The worldwide semiconductor chip scarcity and provide chain challenges for varied commodities continues to affect automobile manufacturing for all automakers,” reads a discover on the Ford Australia web site.
“The challenges going through the business are fluid and we’re doing our greatest to fulfil present buyer orders on Mustang as rapidly as we are able to.
“As such we’re pausing any new orders for Mustang till we are able to get by the present buyer order financial institution.
“We perceive that is irritating and we are going to re-open for orders as quickly as potential.”
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