The first new Ford Mustang for Australia in eight years will be delivered a few months earlier than expected, with a choice of a four-cylinder or V8 engine.
the next generation 2024 Ford Mustang It will hit Australian dealerships a few months earlier than expected, Ford Australia has reported.
when the newwas revealed in Detroit in September 2022, confirmed a planned showroom arrival date of “late 2023”, shortly after US deliveries begin in the northern summer (June-August).
The company has now indicated that the new Ford Mustang is planned for the third quarter of 2023, which translates to the first deliveries in July, August or September, pending any delays.
Pricing and a full specification list have yet to be confirmed for Australia, but the range will once again include an entry-level turbo four-cylinder variant and the 5.0-litre V8 GT.
Sitting at the top of the range will be a new track-specific Dark Horse V8, with more power, track-ready tires and suspension, and unique styling cues. It will fill the role of the outgoing Ford Mustang Mach 1, although the Dark Horse will not be a limited edition.
In the US, Ford has confirmed that all models will receive more power: 234kW/474Nm (up to 4kW) for the 2.3-litre turbo-four, up to 362kW/562Nm (up to 30kW/24Nm) for the GT and 373kW/ 562Nm for the 5.0-litre Dark Horse.
Whether these figures will carry over to Australian models, once they undergo local emissions testing, remains to be seen.
A six-speed manual transmission is now available only on V8 models, while a 10-speed automatic is available across the range. All models remain rear-wheel drive.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed for any international markets, but the upgraded engines and new technology are expected to see increases over the current range, which is priced at $52,590 plus highway costs for a four-cylinder manual coupe. , or $65,290 for a manual GT Coupe.
stay tuned for Handle for more news on the 2024 Ford Mustang as its expected launch in July or August 2023 approaches.