We’ve known for some time that the S650 generation of the venerable Ford Mustang was coming, and rumors surrounding it have run rampant in recent years. A new report from Automotive News contains several details about the 2023 Ford Mustang but notes that there aren’t any major shakeups coming for the pony car, though The Blue Oval still has a few changes in store.
The S650 2023 Ford Mustang isn’t expected to change dramatically from the current S550 generation, though AN did provide a couple of new details. For starters, the S650 “could” be available with all-wheel drive, as Ford Authority reported last spring. A mule spotted earlier this year also appeared to be testing such a setup as well, with several tell-tale clues that point to the presence of an all-wheel drive system.
A hybrid Mustang has also long been expected to join the pony car’s lineup, but AN did provide us with timing for that model for the very first time, saying that the electrified version will launch in 2025. The 2023 Mustang will continue to be built at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant and is expected to have an eight-year life cycle, as Ford Authority reported last August, which would match the lifespan of the S550 generation.
The 2023 Mustang is expected to launch in 2022 for the 2023 model year. In terms of powertrains, major changes aren’t expected from the current model, and as Ford Authority reported back in May, the good old-fashioned V8 engine won’t be going away any time soon, either. However, it should also come as no surprise that an all-electric Mustang is expected at some point in the future – perhaps as soon as 2028 for the 2029 model year, as rumors have suggested.