This means the new seventh-generation model will have a long lifecycle.
The new seventh-generation Ford Mustang, internally referred to as the S650, will remain in production until 2029 - the same year the completely redesigned and all-electric Mustang will begin rolling off the assembly line. The information comes from AutoForecast Solutions, which provides predictions based on a number of factors such as supply agreements, factory status, and more.
The S650 Mustang, revealed earlier this year, will likely leave the scene in early 2029. This will give Ford some time for any necessary factory re-tooling. Chances are Ford's Flat Rock Assembly plant near Detroit, Michigan, the Mustang's home facility since 2004, will be tasked once again with building to pure battery-electric variant.
Details surrounding the Mustang EV are understandably scarce right now, but the report has reason to believe it will ride on Ford's GE2.2 platform, which will also underpin the second generation Mustang Mach-E, a new Mach-E Coupe, as well as the fully-electrified Escape and Explorer.
The current Mustang Mach-E utilizes the GE1 dedicated EV architecture. The GE2.2 platform will be EV only, meaning the eighth-generation Mustang will not have an internal combustion engine offering. Originally, many expected the S650 Mustang to have some level of electrification, like a hybrid or plug-in hybrid option. It turns out it doesn't, and there doesn't appear to be any plans for that to happen.
Prior to Jim Farley taking over as Ford CEO, rumor had it that Ford intended for the seventh-gen Mustang to be partially electrified but Farley ended that program. Instead, he successfully pushed for the development and subsequent launch of the Mustang Mach-E, a move that has since proven to be the right one. The Mach-E has become a very strong seller with demand now higher than ever. It also put Ford on the map as a viable EV competitor to the likes of Tesla.
Best of all, the Mach-E bought the Mustang muscle car additional time with its combustion engines, including an updated naturally aspirated V8 with 480 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. There's also the entry-level version with its 2.3-liter turbo inline-four engine that's good for 320 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Both engines can be paired to a six-speed manual or optional 10-speed automatic transmission.
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