The iconic Ford Mustang only accounted for only 61,090 sales in 2020, the lowest in decades. A fraction of those muscle cars featured a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine. And the EPA has deemed this small number hazardous enough to force Ford Motor Company to adjust its power ratings on both the Mustang GT and Mustang Mach 1 for the 2022 model year. According to a dealer memo sent to franchises nationwide, the 2022 Ford Mustang GT is adjusted to 450 horsepower, while the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is downgraded to 470 horsepower. Both are drops of 10 hp, each.
2022 Ford Mustang GT: Other Changes
According to the 2022 Ford Mustang order guide, the popular GT trim level, which serves as the entry point for the 5.0L Coyote V8 engine in the hierarchy, sees only the most esoteric and minuscule of updates otherwise. There’s now an Active Anti-Theft System, which adds an electronically locking center console, as well as a wheel locking kit.
The available GT Performance Package is regulated to “retail order only” due to “labeling and emissions constraints,” per the dealer memo. From there, look for the recently announced Ice White Appearance Package, Stealth Package, and California Special Edition (GT/CS). All three are designated to be “retail order only” packages. The GT/CS is otherwise designated as the Coastal Limited Edition for the 2022 Mustang EcoBoost.
2022 Mach 1 Changes
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach 1 sees “late availability” for its Handling Package, and also adds the Active Anti-Theft System. The Ice White, Stealth and California Special packages cannot be ordered with the Mach 1.
New 2022 Ford Mustang Colors
The color palette of the 2022 Mustang lineup sees a big change in hues, with seven new ones mentioned in the order guide:
— Atlas Blue Metallic
— Brittany Blue Metallic; listed as “Late Availability”
— Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat
— Dark Matter Gray Metallic
— Eruption Green Metallic; listed as “Late Availability”
— Grabber Blue Metallic
— Mischievous Purple Metallic; listed as “Late Availability”