Mustang 2023


“That’s exactly right. We’re talking about using electrification to give our consumers more, and in the Mustang it’s all about performance. So we’re talking about V8-like performance and at the low-end even more torque available with the electric motors. So it’s going to be a very, very fun hybrid to drive.”

The hybrid system in the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring may prelude to the power figures of an incoming S650 Mustang Hybrid. They’re nothing to sneeze at, with 494 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque, so things would certainly look good on paper. Something to note, however, is that the Aviator GT uses a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 in lieu of a V8, which is good for 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque without the assistance of a battery pack. It’s unclear if this TTV6 will make its way into the next-gen Mustang’s engine lineup at this time, but at any rate, the power figures of the next-gen muscle car certainly won’t be undercut by the outgoing model.

As for the S650 Mustang, Ford Motor Company seems willing to broaden its appeal, both here and abroad. While maintaining muscle car fundamentals – an available V8 engine, standard rear-wheel-drive, and a manual transmission – the new Mustang will bring additional content to the table that purists will find blasphemous. For instance, per the report, all-wheel-drive will be an available option. Considering how that’s working for Dodge, this seems like a no brainer. However, hybridizing the V8 engine seems like a greater risk. Because, if not for the existing fan base being reluctant to the idea, then it will be because it simply will cost too much and be priced too high for such a vehicle to maintain current sales patterns. Ford has also teased an electric Mustang with the Lithium Concept at the 2019 SEMA Show.

The continued crossover obsession has pushed automakers to find niche upon niche. The Seltos, Kia’s latest entry into the fray, splits the difference between the sub-compact and plain ol’ regular-compact classes.

According to the British publication, Ford planned to launch a redesigned Mustang boasting a hybrid powertrain around 2020 but changed things after Jim Hackett took on the CEO role from Mark Fields in 2017. Allegedly, Hackett wanted to prioritize the launch of the Mustang Mach-E over any other electrified Mustangs. The battery-electric crossover debuted last November and starts deliveries later this year as a 2021 model.

A Ford job posting on LinkedIn, quickly removed by Ford after enthusiasts first noticed the posting, referred to the upcoming 2023 Mustang program under the model code “S650.” This nomenclature logically follows Ford’s history of model codes for the Mustang, with the current generation Mustang known as “S550” among Ford employees.

Ford The Ford Mustang will be redesigned for the 2023 model year, sources tell Automotive News. The report says it'll launch in 2022, corroborating an earlier statement in a Ford job posting saying the new generation "S650 launches in 2022 as a 2023MY." Related Story Job Post Suggests All-New Mustang Coming in 2022 The seventh-generation Mustang will also have an eight-year product cycle, Automotive News reports. If the replacement timeline is correct, that mirrors the life cycle of the current S550 Mustang that debuted in 2014 as a 2015 model. Like most products, the upcoming S650 Mustang will get a mid-cycle refresh, which Automotive News says will come in 2025. That'd likely make it a 2026 model year. Rumors have suggested that the next Mustang will be built on the same platform that underpins the rear-wheel-drive based Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, but that remains unconfirmed. Official details of any stripe are hard to come by, though Automotive News does say that Ford is expecting to sell 97,000 Mustangs per year, with 20,000 of those being convertibles. Ford sold 72,489 Mustangs in 2019, down 4.4 percent from 2018's total of 75,842. If the company is planning for 25 percent more sales, hopefully that means it has something exciting planned for the seventh-generation pony car. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at This commenting section is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page. You may be able to find more information on their web site. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

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