The six generations of Ford Mustang models in the previous six decades were a reflection of the priorities and ambitions of this company, writes the national class.
The seventh generation, whose premiere is expected in a few weeks, will be a reflection of major changes in the American giant.
Ford is cutting jobs and reorganizing its workforce to prioritize electric vehicles, which have accounted for less than three percent of Ford’s U.S. sales since the start of the year. Changes happen quickly, so as of April 1, 286 more copies of the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover were sold than the gasoline version of the legendary coupe.
In such an atmosphere, the 2024 Mustang is being prepared. The car gets the new S650 platform, but drastic differences compared to the current S550 are not expected. The plan for a hybrid version was dropped, according to sources from Ford, and the car will not even have all-wheel drive, which was also speculated about. Instead, the form of a rear-wheel drive sports coupe will be retained.
Ford has informed suppliers that it is extending the model’s production life from six to eight years, but it is certain that this will be the last gasoline-powered Mustang before the expected transition to batteries around 2030.
Dodge will end the production of the Charger and Cahlenger petrol models next year, and General Motors is expected to end production of the Camaro, which is already selling poorly, in 2025.