New Ford Mustang scheduled for next year, hybrid and electric options on the program

Reports from the United States indicate that a new Ford Mustang is expected to go into production early next year and is expected to be available with the option of hybrid and electric power.

The next-generation Ford Mustang is expected to go into production in the United States early next year.

According to foreign reports, the Ford Mustang will retain its V8 horsepower but will also have the option of hybrid and electric propulsion at some point throughout its model cycle.

It’s not clear at this point whether Ford will launch the new Mustang with the V8 engine only – and the electrified versions will follow, or launch around the same time.

Australian plans for the next generation Ford Mustang have yet to be announced, but To drive understands that the nameplate will remain in local showrooms following the success of the current model.

When it arrived in Australia in late 2015 as the first factory-built right-hand drive Ford Mustang in nameplate history, the iconic American sports car exceeded sales expectations.

Ford was initially taken aback in the first year of production or so, as the factory increased right-hand drive.

Although sales of the Ford Mustang in Australia declined after an initial spike of over 9,000 deliveries in a calendar year (in 2017), the iconic sports car turned out to be more than just an exercise. of marketing.

Indeed, the Ford Mustang remains the best-selling sports car in Australia with a considerable margin; it sold more than three times as much as other sports cars such as the Mazda MX-5 last year.

However, using the current generation Ford Mustang as a guide, the next model might not be in Australian showrooms until 2024, roughly a year after it goes on sale in the United States.

This means that there could be a brief breakdown of the Ford Mustang in Australia as the company switches between models.

It’s also unclear whether Australia will get future limited-edition supercharged editions of the Ford Mustang with the next-gen model.

Australia missed the Shelby GT 500 (pictured above) because it was not part of the right-hand drive program early in development.

Instead, Ford Australia built its own limited-edition supercharged Mustang, the R Spec.

Ford Mustang sales in Australia:

2021: 2827
2020: 2923
2019: 3948
2018: 6412
2017: 9165
2016: 6208
2015: 121

Source: Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Joshua Dowling

Joshua Dowling has been an automotive journalist for over 20 years, spending most of his time working for The Sydney Morning Herald (as Automotive Editor and an early member of the Drive team) and News Corp Australia . He joined CarAdvice / Drive at the end of 2018 and was a World Car of the Year judge for 10 years.

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