As Ford Authority reported last October, the all-new, next-generation S650 Ford Mustang was previously expected to launch with hybrid variants of both the Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplants, which didn’t come as a huge surprise given the automaker’s big electrification push. However, as Ford Authority reported in April, these S650 Ford Mustang hybrid variants won’t be available when the new pony car launches, as the car will instead debut with carryover versions of those two engines. Now, according to Automotive News, the S650 Ford Mustang hybrid variants have been canceled altogether.
This news comes on the heels of reports that the next-gen Mustang won’t be available in an all-wheel drive configuration as previously expected as well, while much of the rest of the new model will look and feel quite similar to the current S550. As Ford Authority exclusively reported last month, the V8-powered next-gen Mustang will receive a bit of a power boost and will approach 500 horsepower in at least one configuration. The S650 will likely be the last generation to feature an ICE-powered V8 Mustang, however, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month.
The 2024 Ford Mustang will makes its debut during the upcoming North American International Auto Show on on September 14th, 2022, at a special event dubbed “The Stampede” at the starting point of Woodward Avenue. Those that can’t attend in person will also be able to catch the debut via a livestream event.
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. Those leaks revealed that the 2024 Mustang won’t look radically different from the current model on the outside, save for some updates to the front and rear fascias, at the very least. The interior is a different story, as it’s equipped with a new flat-bottom steering wheel, a new digital instrument cluster design, and a larger infotainment screen. The S650 Mustang will continue to be built at the Flat Rock Assembly plant, and is expected to have an eight-year life cycle, as Ford Authority reported last August.