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2021 Ford Mustang

We expect the 2021 Ford Mustang to receive several minor changes and updates, representing the seventh model year of the current, sixth-generation Mustang. The biggest of these changes will be the discontinuation of the Shelby GT350 model as well as the replacement of the Mustang Bullitt with a new Mach 1 model.

Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2021 Ford Mustang. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from Ford.

If you notice any inaccuracies about the information provided, or have edits to suggest, please let us know here.


  • Slight changes to exterior color selection
  • Slight changes to features included in trim levels
  • Discontinuation of Shelby GT350
  • Replacement of Bullitt with Mach 1

Potential 2021 Mustang Mach 1 Prototype Testing in February 2020

2021 Mustang Body Styles

The 2021 Ford Mustang will continue being offered in two body styles:

  • Two-door hardtop fastback coupe
  • Two-door soft top convertible

The mechanically-unrelated Mustang Mach-E will expand the Mustang lineup as an electric vehicle in a five-door crossover-like hatch body style.

2021 Mustang Platform

Like all sixth-generation units of the S550 Ford Mustang, the 2021 Mustang will continue riding on the Ford S550 platform. The platform is solely used by the Mustang.

The platform features a longitudinal powertrain configuration. Rear-wheel-drive is the only drivetrain configuration available.

2021 Mustang Powertrain

The 2021 Mustang is expected to be powered by the following powertrain choices:

A ten-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed manual transmission are offered with the EcoBoost and GT models. The Shelby GT500 is offered exclusively with a seven-speed dual clutch supplied by Tremec.

2023 Mustang Production

The 2021 Ford Mustang will continue being assembled by Ford USA at the Ford Flat Rock plant in Michigan.

2021 Mustang Availability

We expect the 2021 Ford Mustang to arrive during the third quarter of the 2020 calendar year.


The 2021 Mustang starting price is expected to remain similar to the 2020 model, which starts at $26,670.

Beyond 2021

We expect that the sixth-generation Mustang will live on for at least the 2021 and 2022 model years, and that an all-new, seventh-generation model will launch for the 2023 model year. See more on the 2023 Ford Mustang.

Sales Numbers

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