2023 Ford Mustang Hybrid, Redesign, Engine, Pricing And Release Date – The Ford Mustang is an American icon and a perennial favorite in the sport coupe category. The 2023 Mustang Hybrid is expected to be a carryover model from the 2022 model year, with a potential major redesign expected for the 2024 model year.
The current Mustang follows the classic shape that we’ve seen from all Mustangs since the major “retro” style redesign of 2005. It has a large hood with vents, angry-looking headlights, a wide stance, and throwback three vertical taillights.
Inside there are more retro design cues, but the standard gauges can be swapped out for a digital instrument cluster. There are enough seats for four people, but the rear is extremely cramped and may result in a loss of feeling in the legs of adults after a long enough drive.
The 2023 Mustang Hybrid will likely keep the same stable of engines as the current model year. Base models receive a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, but the High Performance Package increases power to 332 horsepower.
Hybrid models receive the classic 5.0-liter V8 with 450 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, while the Mach 1 gets an extra 20 horsepower out of the same engine. At the top of the Mustang trim level hierarchy is the Shelby GT500, which gets a supercharged 5.2-liter that puts out an insane 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque.
The current Mustang is pretty safe for a sports car, with standard active safety features like automatic emergency braking, active lane control, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitoring, while features like adaptive cruise control and parking sensors are optional.
In terms of crash testing, NHTSA has given the Mustang a five-star rating while IIHS labeled it “Good” in all areas except the small-overlap test, where the vehicle only managed to achieve an “Acceptable” score.
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2023 Ford Mustang Hybrid Redesign
The 2023 Ford Mustang Hybrid will herald in an all-new, seventh generation of the iconic muscle car. As American as apple pie, Ford’s revered pony car will bring with it some major updates for the 2023 model year.
Spearheading the new Mustang will be the Coyote V8 that, for all intents and purposes, has come to be synonymous with the Mustang nameplate itself. While the car is yet to lose its covers, there’s plenty we have been able to gather so far about the 2023 Mustang Hybrid.
The 2023 Mustang Hybrid is going to be an all-new generation for the iconic Ford pony. That means the carmakers from Detroit are going to re-engineer the car from the ground up, with the future in mind.
A new design was, of course, necessary, seeing how every carmaker across the world is now going to build their metal horses with hybrid engines and state-of-the-art futuristic tech, something that the Mustang Hybrid is going to embrace as well.
2023 Ford Mustang Hybrid Engine
Thanks to some sleuths on the Mustang7G forums have more evidence that the next-generation Ford Mustang-known by its chassis code, S650-will be coming as a hybrid model for both the 5.0-liter V-8 and 2.3-liter I-4. It may also confirm that it will debut in 2022, as the LinkedIn profile discovered by the forum member (shown below) states that it’s coming for the 2023 model year.
According to the profile of the Product Development Engineer in question, he works on the “23MY Mustang 2.3L I4 Hybrid and 5.0L V8 Hybrid Pre-PS low and high-pressure package analysis.” We know that “Pre-PS” usually refers to Pre-Program Start or Pre-Production Start, but it’s not completely clear from the context here what “low and high pressure package analysis” refers to.
However, his previous work on the S550 Mustang related to the intake and exhaust systems, including developing and releasing “Air Intake low and high” pressure ducts among other things he listed-so it could be that he worked on the S650’s intake tract. Take that as you will.
While knowing where this engineer worked with Ford is important, the key thing to take away from this is that it seems like Ford is gearing up to release the S650 Ford Mustang as a 2023 model with two hybrid options. One with their 5.0-liter V-8 and the other is likely the EcoBoost 2.3-liter I-4 -both of which, in non-hybrid form, are utilized in the S550.
That also means we’re probably going to see a pre-production or prototype version drop sometime between now and 2022 in time for a 2023 model year production release. Barring any supply issues, of course. Bet you’re tired of hearing that excuse already.
2023 Ford Mustang Hybrid Pricing And Release Date
No release date has been confirmed for the 2023 Ford Mustang Hybrid, but we expect it to hit showrooms towards the end of 2022 based on previous model year announcements. However, this may be pushed back due to the well-publicized chip shortage that is affecting the auto industry.
Pricing is unlikely to change drastically for the 2023 model year, and will be similar to the current price range. Current models range start at $28,400.
The Ford Mustang has direct competitors in the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, and eventually the 2023 Nissan Z.