Ford debuted a completely new version of the Mustang two-door coupe on Wednesday night at an event in Detroit. The new Mustang features a new body style as well as new engine choices, with the exception of electric motors. For the time being, only a pure gasoline engine will be available. Customers only need to decide how much gasoline they wish to burn in order to generate how much power.
Just like the current Mustang, the new Mustang will be available with a large 5.0-liter V8 engine or a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But for the 2024 Mustang model year, these engines have been enhanced to provide greater power and, in the case of the four-cylinder engine, to consume less fuel.Ford (F) guaranteed that the V8 will be the most potent “naturally aspirated” (i.e., not turbocharged or supercharged) V8 ever produced in a basic model Mustang GT but did not specify how much more power it will have.
In a statement, Ford CEO Jim Farley said, “Investing in another generation of Mustang is a major statement at a time when many of our competitors are quitting the market of internal combustion vehicles.”
Back in 2017, Ford had stated that it intended to produce a hybrid version of the Mustang. However, Ford has since launched plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles, such the Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV and the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup. Accordingly, Ford was able to reduce pollutants without using a hybrid Mustang coupe, according to Ford spokesman Mike Levine.
Accordingly, Kumar Galhotra, who oversees Ford Blue, the division devoted to internal combustion vehicles, said the fuel-burning Mustang will continue to be produced while its rivals are discontinuing gas-powered fast coupes like the Dodge Challenger.
We made this investment because, according to him, there will be a market for internal combustion Mustangs in the near future.General Motors, a Ford rival, has committed to have an entirely electric vehicle lineup by the year 2035, but Ford has not done the same in the US.
The 2024 Mustang coupe is obviously evocative of earlier generations even though it has a completely new design. In this updated design, the headlights appear thinner and have three light bars arranged in a straight line to resemble virtual eyebrows. The trunk area is also smaller, and the taillights’ housing is recessed deeply, giving the lights a V-shaped appearance. Compared to 4-cylinder models, the grille on V8-powered vehicles is significantly larger.In addition to releasing air that enters the radiator, the enormous “heat extractor” vent on the hood of V8-powered Mustang GT automobiles also lowers aerodynamic drag.
The interior is vastly different from the outside, which closely resembles a classic Mustang. Traditional gauges are replaced with a single huge screen that also serves as the central touchscreen. Angled inward toward the driver is the portion of the screen that is not immediately in front of him or her. The majority of the interior lights in the automobile, as well as the intricately detailed gauges and graphics on the screen, are extremely programmable.
Ford is evidently pushing past the Baby Boomers who initially purchased the first pony car, appealing to Gen X and Millienials for those looking to relive the Mustangs of their youth. Even a Fox Body Gauge option is available, which displays dials similar to those on 1980s Mustangs.
Modern driver aid technologies like active cruise control, which can keep a gap from cars in front of it even in stop-and-go traffic, lane keeping assistance, and emergency braking will be available for the Mustang. However, Blue Cruise, Ford’s hands-free highway driving feature, won’t be available with it. According to Levine, it was believed that Mustang buyers, who are purchasing a vehicle geared for driving enjoyment, wouldn’t be interested in taking their hands off the wheel.
Owners of the new Mustang will be able to indulge in a favourite activity – revving the engine while the car is stopped — without having to sit in the driver’s seat, for better or worse, depending on who you ask. With the push of a single button on the key fob remote control, owners will be able to rev the engine up to high speeds. The engine will repeatedly rev up and down with each press. This is purely an amusement element and serves no useful use at all.
The vehicle also has what appears to be a conventional parking brake that is activated by a lever, but in reality, it is an electronic parking brake of the type that is typically activated by a tiny switch on most other cars. The parking brake lever can be employed in drifting or sliding the back wheels sideways depending on the settings.
The Mustang is still the only vehicle Ford offers in the US that is not a truck or an SUV. The seventh design generation of the Mustang, the new 2024 model, will go on sale in the summer of 2019.