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The rumors are true: a new generation of Ford Mustang is fast approaching.
Ford CEO Jim Farley confirmed on Twitter overnight that the Blue Oval will unveil the seventh-generation Mustang on September 14 at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show, confirming previous reports.
Mr Farley called the new Mustang a “stunning car” and confirmed it would retain a three-pedal option, including the hashtag “#SaveThe Manuals”.
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The tweet is accompanied by a short six-second looping video that has a roaring V8 engine sound in the background. This essentially confirms that the new Mustang will be available with a V8.
Attentive viewers will also notice that Ford has subtly hidden a six-speed manual H-pattern inside the ‘O’ of the word ‘generation’, confirming that the seventh-generation Mustang will be offered with a 2-speed manual transmission option. six speeds. .
Codenamed S650, the new Ford Mustang is expected to enter production in the first half of 2023. If true, that suggests an Australian launch in late 2023.
The S650 is said to have an eight-year life cycle, which is about the same as the previous two Mustang generations.
For context, the outgoing six-generation Mustang debuted in late 2013 and hit the Australian market in 2015.
Ford has already announced that it will manufacture the new Mustang again at its assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, subject to a series of recent multi-billion dollar factory upgrades.
Ford also referred to it specifically as a “Mustang coupe” when discussing 2023 production plans, which calls into question the timing of any convertible offering.
The new rear-wheel drive Mustang will remain internal combustion in its seventh generation form. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-four and naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 will likely be offered.
A hybrid version is said to be in the works for a later arrival, which will complement the existing all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, rather than compete with it.
We’ve already seen leaked exterior images of the new Mustang, which include a redesigned front end.
Although we haven’t seen it yet, expect to see some substantial interior changes with a more modern infotainment setup.
Hopefully there will also be additional safety features to ensure a better ANCAP result than the current car.
As recently reported, current Ford Mustang orders have been put on hold in Australia due to continued chip shortages, which has taken the market’s best-selling sports car off the table for now.
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