The folks over at Mustang6G.com, seem to have gotten some serious scoops on the next-generation Ford Mustang. Most notably, it’s mentioned when the seventh-generation pony car ought to enter production, and what to expect in terms of engineering advancements.
And reader, the seventh-generation Ford Mustang is said to launch sooner than you might expect.
According to LMC Automotive’s latest North American Production Forecast report, the seventh-generation Ford Mustang – program code “S650” – will start production in May 2020. That’s been moved up significantly from its original SOP (Start Of Production) date of January 2022, likely in response to the lofty performance advancements achieved by the Chevrolet team with the new Alpha platform 2016 Camaro.
On that note, Mustang6G also tells us that weight savings will be a key focus for the 2021 Ford Mustang S650, and that no small amount of aluminum could even find its way into the car to help the automaker achieve its weight loss goals. Ford’s experience with the latest, aluminum-bodied F-150 might prove useful here, as the company goes about trying to shed some of the mass gained from switching to an independent rear suspension setup from a solid axle.
In the meantime, the current sixth-generation Ford Mustang will likely cease production the month before this new pony car’s SOP, in April 2020. This will give the S550 Mustang a comparatively short lifecycle of less than six years.
We’ll surely know more in the coming months. But for now, we’ll continue to stay tuned.