2024 Ford Mustang Spy Shot: Redesigned Pony Car Seen

A prototype of the seventh-generation Ford Mustang, the S650, has been spotted again, and this time around we’ve clearly seen the interior.

Previously thought to be the 2023 model coming towards the end of 2022, the car is now expected to arrive in the middle of 2023, which means we will probably see it coming as the 2024 model. Blame supply shortages and other epidemic-related disruptions for delays.

Although the prototype is widely disguised, we see that general styling will be an evolution of the current S550 generation themes. The profile, grille shape and vertical taillight components are common in current cars. A visible difference is the squinty look of the headlight element, which points to a smoother, more modern design on the front.

The match between the two Mustang generations backs up rumors that the redesigned Mustang will be based on the current car’s Bespoke D2C platform, in contrast to a version of the modular CD6 platform that debuted in the 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUV.

In 2018, Ford announced that its future lineup would shift to five high-modular platforms, meaning there would be no room for bespoke platforms like the D2C, although it now looks like Ford will finally wait until the S650’s successor, the eighth-generation Mustang. Drop the D2C platform and possibly take up electrical power for the muscle car. This transformation is likely to take place later this decade.

2024 Ford Mustang Spy Shot - Photo Credit: S.  Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Ford Mustang Spy Shot – Photo Credit: S. Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Ford Mustang Spy Shot - Photo Credit: S.  Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Ford Mustang Spy Shot – Photo Credit: S. Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Ford Mustang Spy Shot - Photo Credit: S.  Baldauff / SB-Median

2024 Ford Mustang Spy Shot – Photo Credit: S. Baldauff / SB-Median

Mustang fans may be looking forward to some electrification, including an upcoming redesign. The long-awaited hybrid option, originally promised to be launched by 2020, is expected to be redesigned on the Mustang. It is expected to use the current 5.0-liter V-8, with one or possibly more electric motors.

There are rumors that there may be an electric motor on each axis to form an all-wheel-drive system. Adequate battery capacity is also expected for a small electrical range. Hopefully weight isn’t a problem because the current Mustang GT with a manual transmission already weighs a whopping 3,743 pounds.

The current 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 entry-level powertrain should be an option.

Looking inside, the newly designed Mustang will outperform the current model’s retro dash design for a more flexible, more modern design. It has a large digital instrument cluster and a second screen connected by a single panel that acts as an infotainment hub. Fortunately there seems to be plenty of physical control.

The redesign of the Mustang may not come soon enough as US sales fell to 52,414 units in 2021, which was 14.2% lower than the previous year and the lowest level in the nameplate history. However, this is due in part to the disruption and some buyers have probably switched to the Mustang Mach-E.

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