We’ve been waiting for quite some time to hear new news regarding the 2021 Ford Mustang, and now we finally have some. The day after we learned that the very first Mach 1 Mustangs have finished production at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant and are headed to dealers, we can now report that the 2021 Ford Mustang build and price configurator is finally live as well.
The arrival of the Mach 1 and discontinuation of the Bullitt and Shelby GT350 are the biggest takeaways for the 2021 model year, leaving buyers with the EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium, Mach 1, and Shelby GT500 as their sole pony car options. As we recently reported, Performance Package 2 has also been discontinued, though Performance Package 1 is still available.
Additionally, as Ford Authority recently reported, the 2021 Mustang will come standard with a host of safety features on all series, including Ford Co-Pilot 360, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), Lane-Keeping System (includes Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert, and Driver Alert), Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which includes Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Dynamic Brake Support, and Rain-Sensing Wipers.
Pricing has also gone up across all trim levels, as we recently reported. Otherwise, the 2021 Ford Mustang is essentially unchanged from the 2020 model, with no other updates or facelift of any kind. Those looking for the all-new S650 Mustang will reportedly have to wait until late 2022 to see the car enter production for the 2023 model year.
Like the current S550, the next-gen Mustang will reportedly have an eight-year life cycle, and will very likely offer an all-wheel-drive model, as we just spied an AWD prototype testing this week. An all-electric Mustang is also reportedly coming before the end of the decade.