The all-new 2024 Ford Mustang debuted last September, sporting quite a few changes, along with a few welcome carry-over features, such as a fortified version of the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine – which the automaker plans to continue to offer as long as possible – though it did ditch the manual transmission option in the EcoBoost due to low demand. With production ramping up and deliveries imminent, the pony car faithful will soon get to experience all of these changes first-hand, which include a heavily-revised interior designed to attract young buyers, as Jim Owens, head of marketing for the Mustang, recently explained to CarExpert.
“When you get to play with that stuff, it’s going to bring in a younger audience for sure,” Owens said. “The focus group stuff that we did; younger audiences said ‘hey it’s about time’ and ‘oh this is cool,’ They like to personalize their technology, it’s how they grew up – and they loved it.”
Interestingly, 2024 Ford Mustang buyers have a choice between two screen layouts – a base setup that uses two screens as separate units, along with an optional layout that provides more of a seamless look, courtesy of a single piece of integrated glass that covers both screens and is angled toward the driver. Either way, both screens offer drivers essentially the same features. The instrument cluster, for example, can be customized to display different animated designs and new drive-mode dependent visuals, with a copper appearance theme and different graphics based on what drive mode is selected.
Both screens are fully customizable and drivers can make changes with simple swipes, while both utilize the same Unreal Engine 3D creation tool used in modern video games like Fortnite, presenting real-time graphical renderings, along with the ability to change ambient interior lighting settings.