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Farley Confirms 2024 Ford Mustang Debut Date, Desire To Save Manuals

It’s been a long, winding road for the all-new, seventh-generation, S650 2024 Ford Mustang. After years of rumors and speculation, as well as a few incorrect reports as to when the new pony car will debut, news surfaced just yesterday that the 2024 Ford Mustang would in fact be revealed at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit this September. Now, FoMoCo CEO Jim Farley has confirmed this report himself, via Twitter, and also included the popular hashtag #savethemanuals, which seemingly confirms that the next-gen pony car will in fact still be available with a manual transmission, as expected.

“Excited to confirm that we’ll unveil the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang September 14th at the Detroit Auto Show,” Farley wrote. “It’s a stunning car and I’m excited to share it with the world! #SaveTheManuals.” The video that accompanies the tweet also uses a manual gear shift knob in place of the “o” in “seventh generation,” and we can clearly hear the rumble of a V8 in the short clip as well.

Just a few weeks ago, a pair of leaks gave us our first look at the 2024 Ford Mustang and its new front end – in both base and GT form, though an early mule was actually the first to wear that revised bodywork. As Ford Authority exclusively reported in April, the next-gen Mustang will launch with carryover engines – namely, the Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote – though hybrid versions of both power plants remain a possibility for future model years. Meanwhile, the 2024 Mustang won’t look radically different from the current model on the outside either, save for some updates to the front and rear fascias, at the very least.

The interior is a different story, however, as it’s equipped with a new flat-bottom steering wheel, a new digital instrument cluster design, and a larger infotainment screen. The next-gen pony car won’t be available with any sort of all-wheel drive system, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in early April. The S650 Mustang will continue to be built at the Flat Rock Assembly plant, however, and is expected to have an eight-year life cycle, as Ford Authority reported last August.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Mustang very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John

    I’m excited about this new Mustang. I hope it looks good and a V8 with elec assist combining for awd would be amazing.

  2. Falcon

    I know it’s under wraps, but the profile makes the car look huge.


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