We’re well into the second half of the calendar year, which means that we’ll be seeing 2021 model year vehicles enter production soon. That includes the 2021 Mustang, which returns for yet another year as America’s favorite pony car. And now, Ford Authority has learned exactly when the 2021 Ford Mustang order banks will open, as well as when it will enter production.
|Last day to place an order:||October 2, 2020|
|Last day to change an order:||October 15, 2020|
|Last day of production:||December 23, 2020|
The last day to order a 2020 model year Mustang (pictured) is October 2nd, 2020, and the last day to change an order is October 15th, 2020. The 2020 Mustang’s last day of production is scheduled for December 23rd, 2020.
|Order banks open:||October 12, 2020|
|Production begins:||January 4, 2021|
Meanwhile, 2021 Mustang order banks will open on October 12th, 2020. The car will then go into production at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant on January 4th, 2021.
The sixth-generation S550 Ford Mustang has been in production since the 2015 model year, and is produced at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant alongside the Lincoln Continental, which is scheduled to be discontinued after production ends on October 30th, 2020.
We’re still a couple of years away from the all-new next-gen, S650 Ford Mustang, which is due to arrive in 2022 as a 2023 model year vehicle. After the car’s last round of updates in 2018, a small 2021 Mustang facelift is expected as a way to keep Ford’s pony car fresh until the all-new, 2023 Mustang arrives.
The 2021 Mustang will also see the discontinuation of the Bullitt and Shelby GT350 variants, as well as the return of the already-announced Mach 1. Slight changes in exterior color choices and trim level features are also expected. Engine choices will consist of the Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I4 for EcoBoost models, the Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 for Mustang GT and Mach 1 models, and the supercharged Ford 5.2L Predator V8 for the Shelby GT500.
Ford’s ten-speed automatic transmission and six-speed MT82 manual transmission will continue being offered with EcoBoost and GT models. The Shelby GT500 is offered exclusively with a seven-speed dual clutch supplied by Tremec. The Mach 1 will offer a Tremec-sourced six-speed manual or Ford’s ten-speed auto, while the Mach 1 with the optional Handling Package will exclusively offer the Tremec-sourced six-speed stick.