We’ve recognized for a while that the seventh-generation Ford Mustang is deep into improvement. Occasional sightings of take a look at mules have not revealed a lot in the best way of styling, however now now we have our first take a look at the subsequent Mustang sporting its manufacturing physique.
This prototype is clearly nicely hidden beneath heavy camouflage, however we will nonetheless see the define of a grille just like present-day Mustangs behind the lighter coverings. The camouflage on the entrance mimics the GT500’s face, however do not be involved concerning the new Mustang adopting a large grille just like the BMW 4 Series. We can see a bumper separating the grille from the decrease fascia, and we will additionally make out skinny headlights flanking the opening. Overall, the nostril seems to be extra angular and maybe a bit flatter and narrower in comparison with the sixth-generation automobile on sale right now.
Moving to the rear, there’s extra heavy camouflage current however lighter areas across the taillights present the higher fascia. It’s sufficient to see a well-known slope not in contrast to the present Mustang, and whereas these taillights do not seem like production-spec, they preserve the normal three-bar vertical format. In profile, there is not a lot to see aside from a well-known Mustang form, which is sensible as we consider the subsequent pony will make the most of a modified model of the present platform. Based on these pictures, then, we would say the brand new Mustang will probably be a conservative evolution, no less than on the subject of design.
Beneath the design is the place issues may get attention-grabbing. Rumors say the next-gen automobile (recognized internally because the S650) may function each a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. Those can be firsts for the Mustang, after which there’s the potential for an all-electric Mustang within the close to future. It will occur ultimately, as Ford will electrify its whole lineup inside the subsequent decade or so. The question is whether or not it’ll occur for the seventh technology, or wait till the eighth-generation mannequin. In the meantime, the Coyote V8 and turbocharged four-cylinder engines ought to endure for the close to future.
How close to is the Mustang’s future? The newest rumors have the seventh-generation Mustang getting into manufacturing in 2023 as a 2024 mannequin. That means a debut may happen later this year.