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2024 Ford Mustang Hybrid nixed, however total Mustang lineup going electrical in 5 years

A Ford Mustang hybrid initially deliberate for an upcoming redesign has been cancelled as Ford strikes to make the whole Mustang lineup electrical inside the subsequent 5 years, Autoweek reported Wednesday.

The Ford Mustang Hybrid was originally announced in 2017 and was slated to debut in 2020 on the current-generation Mustang platform. That clearly did not occur, however the Mustang Hybrid was regarded as one side of a redesigned Mustang debuting subsequent month on the 2022 Detroit auto present, and slated to go on sale as a 2024 mannequin.

However the hybrid model has been nixed, with Ford as an alternative planning an all-electric Mustang primarily based on the Mustang Mach-E platform debuting in 2028 (doubtless as a 2029 mannequin) as a alternative for remaining internal-combustion Mustang fashions, in keeping with the report.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Whereas crossover SUV as an alternative of the normal two-door coupe and convertible, the Mach-E is already a part of the Mustang lineup, after all, and demand has been far stronger than Ford anticipated. Having it within the lineup doubtless serves the identical goal because the hybrid in offsetting fleet emissions, Autoweek famous.

Ford is within the means of tripling Mach-E output from what it will have been to fulfill demand. And it is planning to incrementally “reengineer” the Mach-E, which ought to assist maintain the platform recent to be used within the reported new Mustang variant in just a few years’ time.

Nonetheless, we all know that Ford has been engaged on a hybrid Mustang for a very long time, so if true, its cancellation is a little bit of a shock. We might be much less shocked if Basic Motors confirmed the electrical Chevrolet Camaro that is lengthy been a spotlight of hypothesis.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

It is a completely different strategy than Dodge seems to be following—retiring its Charger and Challenger utterly, to get replaced by an EV muscle car. The redesigned gasoline Mustang is scheduled to enter manufacturing in 2023 for the 2024 mannequin yr—simply as Challenger and Charger manufacturing is winding down.

Ford has the benefit of not having the urgency to interchange an aged platform like Dodge, however this report nonetheless factors to a comparatively shirt lifespan for the next-generation Mustang gasoline fashions, and seemingly some wasted effort on the Mustang Hybrid as Ford shortly shifts to the identical all-electric footing as Dodge. Would having a hybrid Mustang and an electrical one within the lineup on the identical time muddle the message?

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