While Ford takes power to the extreme with its upcoming GT500, the carmaker wants to embrace the eco-friendly scene with its first hybrid Mustang, that is to debut at an unspecified time in 2020. This should help unlock Mustang’s potential in other global markets, too.
Even if the hybrid will be more fuel efficient, this doesn’t mean that it’ll be boring; it will still cater to performance enthusiasts with V8 levels of power and even more torque. Ford is already looking ahead to its next-generation Mustang, already imagining more possible variants to maximize its appeal in 2020. They don’t go into detail, but they could consider options like all-wheel drive or even a fully electric version of the Mustang.
Ford intends to treat this process very carefully because they do not want to cause any harm to the nameplate by angering the purists in their fan base. All the changes, though, will be additive so loyalists won’t lose the classic formula they know and love.