The hybrid Ford Mustang which was to be marketed was finally cancelled. If the next version will still be thermal, the next one will therefore become 100% electric without going through hybridization.
We knew that the “real” Ford Mustang would one day be electrified. But if this were to be done gradually, the transformation would ultimately be much faster than expected. In any case, this is what the site explains to us. car weekwhich reveals some information on the future of the American pony-car.
No hybrid version
Some probably remember it. In 2017, Ford announced its desire to completely transform its Mustang and offer it a hybrid version. It was then to be equipped with a V8, the power of which had not been communicated at the time. At that time, the brand also announced the arrival of an electric SUV, which will become the Mustang Mach-E. A few years later, things have changed somewhat. If the latter has finally emerged, we are still waiting for the hybrid version of the pony-car, which was to be based on the current generation. And for good reason, it will never leave the production lines.
Asked about the launch of the latter by Wall Street analysts, Ford boss Jim Farley would not have given an answer. But according to Autoweek, this would be negative. There will therefore be no hybrid version, which would have made it possible to make the smooth transition between the purely thermal and electric versions.. Because it is certain that the American sports car will soon convert to this engine, to the chagrin of purists.
A 100% electric version in 2028
Let them be reassured, the next generation 2023, which should be officially unveiled in a few weeks at the Detroit show, would then still be 100% thermal. But as you can imagine, this cannot last forever. According to Autoweek, it is the next version, which will see the light of day in the course of 2028, which should then convert to electric. A big change for the pony-car, which is more of a fan of roaring V8s. But the instantaneous torque of the electric should not leave lovers of beautiful mechanics indifferent.
If we obviously know very little about it, the first information evokes a common base with the Mustang Mach-E. Indeed, Jim Farley has confirmed that Ford does not plan to develop new platforms, unlike what General Motors is doing with its Ultium architecture. The engines should logically be similar to those of the SUV, with two- and four-wheel-drive versions. It is also rumored that a Shelby version of the electric Mustang would be on the program, arriving a little later.
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