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2024 Ford Mustang: Here’s What We Know And Expect

With the S650 2024 Ford Mustang set to debut at an upcoming event dubbed “The Stampede” on September 14th, 2022, at the starting point of Woodward Avenue in Detroit, The Blue Oval has begun teasing the brand new pony car, most recently giving us a short sound clip of its V8 in action, as well as a sneak peek of the pony car’s trunk and its new GT badge. It won’t be much longer before all will be revealed, but for now, here’s everything we know and expect about/from the next-generation 2024 Ford Mustang.

In terms of styling, a pair of leaks have given us a good look at both the base and GT variants of the S650 pony car, revealing a more evolutionary design than a revolutionary one, as expected. In fact, the next-gen Mustang looks quite a bit like the current S550 model in a lot of ways, though the car’s styling is also notably different than what we’ve seen to date.

That doesn’t apply to the new Mustang’s interior, however, which represents a pretty big departure compared to the current model. Ford Authority spies captured some photos of the pony car’s cabin back in April, giving us our first look at its new flat-bottom steering wheel, a different digital instrument cluster than the current model, angular HVAC vents, fewer physical controls, and a large, horizontally-oriented center touchscreen.

The S650 Ford Mustang is set to launch with the carryover Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplants, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in April. Hybrid variants of the S650 were recently canceled, though this generation’s V8-powered model will likely be the last that isn’t electrified, but will at least approach the 500 horsepower mark in one configuration or possibly more, as Ford Authority reported in July.

As is the case with the previously-rumored hybrid variants, the next-gen Mustang also won’t be available with any sort of all-wheel drive system, in spite of many rumors to the contrary. The S650 will enjoy an eight-year life cycle when it launches in 2023 for the 2024 model year.

We’ll be on hand for the reveal of the S650 2024 Ford Mustang, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and 24/7 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. Joseph Fontenot

    Bring back inventory to dealers like it use to be and stay away from battery operated vehicles

    1. Lealand Young

      Dealers need to go away from the huge inventories – fine for a bargain hunter if they don’t mind the baby puke green car with purple interior and a huge discount but it created a situation where dealers were boom/bust and they had to make it up by shafting buyers who wanted more popular versions (along with limited production cars with ADMs that sometimes more than doubled the cost of the car). Also BEVs are the industry future so no way to avoid that since ICE vehicles will become increasingly more niche and expensive (at least passenger vehicles, medium and heavy-duty vehicles not so much).

  2. Mark B

    As long expected, nothing earthshaking in terms of styling or performance. Not saying this is bad in anyway, just an expected progression.

  3. Mike TowpathTraveler

    And still, after all these years following the introduction of the new retro 2005 Mustang, Ford missed a golden opportunity to build a notchback coupe. The coupe was pretty much always the top seller in the Mustang lineup from Day 1. Understandable what with the financial condition the company finds itself in these days, but the coupe would have been a good seller for them.

    1. Chris Blanchard

      CAFE regs pretty much have killed off 3-box designs; too much rear drag vs a fastback.

  4. ET

    I get it, cost savings for the ICE model. Thankfully the Mustang only needs exterior tweaks to keep it fresh since it’s a great shape to begin with. Happy the interior is being updated. I do think Ford should offer intermittent collector editions- decked out interiors with real metal and legit switchgear. Something that will last the test of time, since this is the beginning of the end. That being said, it’s all about style. I hope it’s a knockout.

  5. Nonspecific Motors (GM)

    What about the 6.8 to be built alongside the 7.3?

  6. iLuvGM

    I’m excited to see this S650 Mustang. I’ve always preferred Camaros over Mustangs, but I heard GM is cancelling the 7th gen Camaro for the near future. I’ve always said if Camaros didn’t exist that I would get a Mustang… 7th gen Mustang might be it for me. To be honest, I’m glad the S650 isn’t too different from the S550, personally I think the 6th gen Mustang was a good generation.

  7. Jamesen Jackson

    The Mustang is ruined…

    1. iLuvGM

      What makes you say that? If the 7th gen Mustang has its handling improved and has an updated interior, I think it will be a great car. You can still get the same 2.3T and 5.0L that’s available now. Car reviewers all have said that the 6th gen Mustang had numb steering and boaty handling (stock) compared to the 6th gen Camaro. But from leaked pictures of that new flat bottom steering wheel of the S650, I wouldn’t be surprised if steering was addressed. Shed a few pounds, make the chassis/suspensions a bit tighter, and I think the S650 is going to be a really nice car.


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