The 2023 Ford Mustang pushes forward with relatively small changes for the forthcoming model year, quietly sending off the pony car’s S550 production run before the all-new seventh-generation Mustang takes its place. In fact, it will retain at least one package from the 2022 model year. Sources familiar with the matter told Ford Authority that the 2023 Mustang will preserve something that the Mustang Mach-E, oddly enough, does not: the flashy Ice White Appearance Package.
As a reminder, the Ice White Appearance Package dresses the Mustang with a coat of Oxford White paint, whited-out taillights, Oxford White 19×9-inch wheels with machine surfaced pockets along with Oxford White pony badges and fender badging. Inside, this icy package features Oxford White leather seat inserts and leather door panels, an aluminum appliqué on the dash, and white accent stitching on the door panels, center console, shifter boot and headrests.
The Ice White Appearance package is available for the 2022 Mustang EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium trim levels, which continues for the 2023 model year. However, as previously stated, the accent package has been slashed from the options available for the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Meanwhile, a new inverse of the Ice White Appearance Package will be offered on the 2023 Ford Mustang: the Nite Pony Package. This exterior accent package adds a blacked-out look to the muscle car, adding a host of black exterior accents to the Mustang, including a roof, grille and pony badges. The Nite Pony Package takes the place of the Black Accent Package, which was available for the 2022 model year. Production of the 2023 Ford Mustang, which takes place at the Ford Flat Rock plant in Michigan, is expected to conclude in the spring of 2023. This means that assembly of the muscle car will be fairly limited for its lame duck run.