Though customers have just been receiving their S650 Ford Mustang, it looks like we’ll continue to see production to the end of the decade. Thanks to the details disclosed from the new Ford-UAW labor agreement that’s been made public, the S650 Ford Mustang continuing at least until April 2028, when the latest agreement wraps up. The UAW labor agreement also mentions new products in that timeline, pending “program approval.”
Previous intel covered by MC&T states that the S650 Ford Mustang production would end at the beginning of 2029, paving the way for the 8th generation Mustang to start production that same year, aka the S750 Mustang. Unfortunately, that means we only have five more years until the end of the V8 within the muscle car segment truly comes to pass. But it likely would have been much sooner if it wasn’t for Ford and its release of the Mustang Mach-E, which saved the day for dedicated muscle car fans across the globe by bringing balance to Ford’s corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) numbers.
What’s Next For The Ford Mustang?
As for what will come after the S650 Ford Mustang, that’ll be the S750 Mustang, which is expected to utilize the Ford GE2.2 platform, per reports, and underpin the second-generation Mach-E and what’s being described as a new Mach-E coupe. That means that we can expect the 8th generation Ford Mustang family to be entirely electric, unless this architecture can support both electric and ICE vehicles, similar to the STLA Large platform that Dodge will utilize for the future Charger and Challenger ICE muscle cars, as well as the electric Charger Daytona making use of the Banshee powertrain.
Considering the lack of public buy-in when it comes to electric vehicles, perhaps technology will have advanced enough in four years that could keep the Coyote V8 howling. Be it e-fuels, hydrogen combustion, or something else.
This story has been updated.