The 7th generation Ford Mustang is due in 2024, it has a turbocharged naturally aspirated engine, digital cockpit, and edgier exterior design.
Continuing the generations of Mustang will be a bold step when many of Ford's competitors are exiting the internal combustion market. Ford, however, is contining its ICE growth plan at least with the Mustang.
The new Mustang will deliver great looks, sound and appeal of the world's best-selling sports coupe for seven years running.
Whether as a convertible or coupe, V8 or turbocharged 4-cylinder, manual or automatic, Mustang has options at multiple price points and performance levels.
The new Mustang has a technologically advanced, driver-centric cockpit. Almost fighter jet-inspired, the cockpit offers the driver two flowing and curved screen displays that can be quickly customized to show all kinds of vehicle and road information.
The 31cm digital instrument panel can be customised to display different designs, colours, and drive-mode visuals.
Based on the creation tool used in modern video games, when choosing personalised drive mode settings, the car's current setup is displayed on the screen as real-time graphical displays.
There is a complete absence of buttons and switches, as everything is controlled by a touch screen. Beyond the screen, an all-new race-inspired flat-bottomed steering wheel provides more space for the driver. Outside the vehicle, animated welcome lighting greets you as you approach. For those who enjoy the sound of a revving engine, Mustang introduces Remote Rev, providing the ability to rev the car's engine remotely using the key fob.
The 5.0L V8 continues to offer a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission is available.
It reconfigures its shift patterns to match the selected drive mode. Customers who want fuel efficiency benefits can choose the EcoBoost model, powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.3L engine.
On the open road or a weekend track day, the driver can adjust the steering, engine response, transmission and electronic stability control settings through six different Drive Modes, this creates the ideal Mustang experience.
These settings are Normal, Sport, Slippery, Drag, Track plus a custom setting with up to six individual profiles. As each mode is selected, high-fidelity graphics in the digital instrument panel are displayed.
The manual transmission includes standard rev-matching that helps hold engine RPM when the clutch is engaged. Faster steering ratios and minimal compliance from steering wheel to tyre significantly enhances the car's cornering dynamics and increased straight-line power.
All in all some interesting new features that should keep the Ford Mustang in the car buyers picture for some time to come we think. Nice that we can maintain a non-electric Mustang for a while yet.