As Ford Authority reported last November, 2023 Ford Mustang order banks closed late last year, which marked the beginning of the end for the S550 generation pony car. In its place, the brand new S650 2024 Mustang will launch soon, after order banks for that particular model opened up nearly one month ago. Now, the very last 2023 Ford Mustang has rolled off the assembly line at the Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan, according to MotorTrend.
The S550 Mustang enjoyed a pretty long run, with the very first example emerging from the Flat Rock plant back in August 2014, but now, we turn the page to an entirely new era – one that may be the last without any sort of electrification involved. The S650 model is designed to appeal to a younger customer while also retaining its existing base, chock full of nifty tech, fancy graphics, and features like Remote Rev and the electronic drift brake.
Aside from new styling inside and out, the 2024 Ford Mustang utilizes revised versions of the turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engines, new appearance packages, and the addition of a new range-topping model – the Dark Horse.
In addition to these updates, the redesigned 2024 Ford Mustang also features a host of smaller revisions for the new model year, too. That includes the discontinuation of multiple optional packages – the Coastal Limited Package, Ice White Appearance Package, and Stealth Package. The new pony car also won’t come equipped with AM radio functionality, either. Meanwhile, the 2024 Ford Mustang is gaining a few nifty features, including standard rear parking sensors and mirror-mounted USB ports for Premium-trimmed models.
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they build broncos up until mid november before switching to the next model year. They stopped building ’23 mustangs in mid-April??? and order banks arent open for my24s until later this year??? What on earth is that plant going to make until then? cant imagine they need 5 months of shutdown to retool. What else is being made at that plant?
1997 F-150’s were available in early 1996.
That F-150 in terms of engineering timing was a 1996 and 3/4 program. Confusing for the dealers and public, so it was renamed to a 97 model year once engineering sign-offs was completed. Changeover in the assembly plants started a few months earlier than usual.
Order Banks for 24’s opened on March 27th
Really doesn’t matter. I bought a new 2022 Stang before they went full-on on geek squad with the paste on laptops for a dash. Looked at every version of the “new” Mustang, none of them do it for me. Hope the younger crowd has the 60k+ to buy them cause this “existing base” ain’t buying it!
Enjoy your new car, no reason to bash the S650 if you got what you wanted. It was time for a change, anybody who likes the S550 has had almost 9 years to get one.
Not bashing…I served 23 years in the military to help preserve freedom of speech. That gives us all the right to say what we like and don’t like about a given subject. If giving honest feedback to Ford products in this venue causes you stress, move on.
As a “younger person” 28, while I do like the exterior (besides the rear black plastic) they messed up with the interior. Not only does the interior look generic, not having the option for an analog gauge cluster is a missed opportunity. Call it the “classic” package and also allow the touch screen in the middle of the car to be covered up with a lid to keep the look clean.
I will forgive this failure if they bring back the manual transmission for the EcoBoost OR make the Tremec manual available on the GT…even if it is a paid upgrade.
Will Ford Ever Tune the EcoBoost Engine to the 375 Hp and 375 torque like you can get in some other models .
Lord willing I will be purchasing one when the HP numbers Rise and get the manual transmission back I like the looks of the eco boost better.
My last mustang was a 1969 an 1/2 model R code 428 Super Cobra .So I may not be happy with the 4 cylinder car what you guys think ,the 5.0s do have a sweet Sound so How about it Ford do the people get the car we want ?