Ford CEO Jim Farley confirmed on Wednesday that the automaker would be bringing a big debut to the event, the seventh-generation, 2024 S650 Ford Mustang. It’s the latest iteration of the Original Pony Car, an American icon, and one of the world’s most recognizable automotive nameplates. To say it’s a big deal is an understatement.
We first heard about the S650 Ford Mustang’s debut through Automotive News. Following that, Farley took to Twitter just a few hours later to confirm along with a specific date, September 14. The Mustang is expected to go into production early next year, and evidence points towards it using the inline-4 and V8 engines carried over from the current generation. The current Ford Mustang model range consists of the entry-level EcoBoost, the iconic GT, go-fast Mach 1, and all-conquering Shelby GT500.
S650 Ford Mustang: Details
It’s unclear what trims the S650 Ford Mustang will have, but it will likely be the last muscle car with an internal combustion engine. Though, it won’t be without some electrification, as hybridization is expected to come to the iconic muscle car likely in 2025. The vehicle’s design will likely gradually evolve from the S550 generation we currently see. Interior improvements are expected to align with the times, such as larger infotainment screens, a configurable digital instrument panel screen, improved ergonomics for larger phones and drinks, and upgraded materials.
Excited to confirm that we’ll unveil the all-new, seventh-generation @FordMustang September 14 at the Detroit Auto Show. It’s a stunning car and I’m excited to share it with the world! 🐎 #SaveTheManuals pic.twitter.com/d2kdQioBWY
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) July 27, 2022
The 2022 Detroit Auto Show is scheduled to run from September 14-25, and with the seventh-gen Mustang debuting on day one, it will help kick off the event with a bang. Though, that may be the main highlight. Hopefully, the new generation will see the pony car’s sales increase from its continuous drop over the past few years. Though it remains the most popular Muscle Car on the market despite the decreasing yearly sales numbers.
Stay tuned to MC&T, as we’ll cover all the information on the new Ford Mustang when it debuts.