The New 2024 Ford Mustang

Almost 60 years since it made its debut, Ford is once again making waves with the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang. The seventh generation Ford Mustang is the most exhilarating and most visceral Mustang yet, with its jet-inspired digital cockpit, edgy yet timeless design, and its new advanced turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines.

CEO of Ford Motor Company Jim Farley shared, “Investing in another generation of Mustang is a big statement at a time when many of our competitors are exiting the business of internal combustion vehicles. Ford, however, is turbocharging its ICE growth plan, adding connected technology, opinionated derivatives, and hybrid options to our most profitable and popular cars – all in the Ford Blue family – on top of investing $50 billion in electric vehicles through 2026.”

The new Mustang completely delivers in terms of looks, sound, and appeal, that it is not a surprise that it has been the best-selling sports coupe for the last seven years. With a wide variety of Mustangs on offer be it convertible or coupe, manual or automatic, V8 or turbocharged 4-cylinder, the Mustang has numerous options in similarly numerous price points and performance level.

Completely Redesigned Interior

Inside the seventh-generation Mustang is the most technologically advanced Mustang ever. Taking inspiration from a fighter jet cockpit, the interior has two flowing and curved displays that the driver can easily customize to show the relevant information that the driver wants or needs to see.

The 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster can display different animated designs and new drive-mode dependent visuals. It uses the same Unreal Engine 3D creation tool that is currently used in modern video games. When the driver is trying to choose the digital drive mode settings of his preference, the set up is immediately displayed on the center stack as real-time graphical renderings. In true gaming style, settings can be adjusted by simply swiping the graphic to virtually rotate the car.

Ford Mustang interaction design manager Craig Sandvig stated, “We’re taking advantage of every pixel. We can be creative in showing necessary driving information and give the driver control of selecting colors, classic Mustang gauges or even a ‘calm’ screen where only minimal details are displayed.”

From the traditional cool blue and light grey tones which was the default instrument gauge setting of previous Mustangs, it has now been turned into a very modern copper appearance theme that is also seen on the Mustang Mach-E. Almost everything in the displays and even the ambient interior lighting can be configured to the preferred tones with the instrument clusters adapting to the drive mode that was selected. It can also be configured to seamlessly flow into a 13.2-inch SYNC® 4 center stack that’s angled toward the driver.

Ford interior design manager Ricardo Garcia shared, “We knew what customers wanted and designed the most digital Mustang ever while retaining the all-important driver-focused cockpit. Removing some of these physical buttons, such as radio and climate control, and integrating them into a digital display was popular in research with Millennials, Gen-Z and traditional Mustang drivers alike.”

Animated welcome lighting assists drivers as they approach, and upon entry, the Mustang splash screens automatically come to life.

For those who simply love the soundtrack of their engine, Mustang also introduced the Remote Rev wherein drivers can remotely rev the car’s engine through the key fob.

As standard, the interior of the Mustang has cloth upholstered seats with the Micro Suede vinyl inserts and black seat belts as an option. Premium models are given an upgraded wrapped instrument panel and door trim with accent stitch running across them. For the EcoBoost models, it is given Ford’s ‘ActiveX’ synthetic leather upholstery with multiple color options. GT models get leather seat inserts.

The new Mustang also has an all-new race-inspired steering wheel with a flat bottom providing more space when getting seated. Higher series models have an upgraded, full-leather steering wheel. Clients are also given the choice of color accent stitching and a unique upholstery perforation across the seat inserts, matched by color-coordinated, asymmetric accent striping on the seat belts.

The center console can accommodate wireless mobile phone charging pad. Above the cockpit are overhead USB ports, which were strategically and conveniently placed for track cameras and other devices to help prevent draped wires across the cabin.

The new Mustang also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which are both compatible with the SYNC 4.

For those who like to listen to music and podcasts while driving, Amazon Alexa Built-In with Ford Streaming can be activated with simple voice commands. Like the all-electric Mustang Mac-E SUV, the 2024 Ford Mustang also has Ford Power-Up software update capability.

Edgier Yet Timeless Mustang Design

The seventh generation Mustang is a more chiseled version of its predecessors. The front of the mustang has a low, horizontal brow emphasizing the overall frontal width, while the upper grille design took inspiration from its original 1960s design. Mustang’s classic lighting signature is paid homage through the Tri-Bar LED headlamps. Other first-generation influences can be seen on the sleek roofline, broad sprinting stance, and the shortened rear overhang.

Ford optimized the roofline of the Mustang for improved egress and ingress of the driver, without the need to remove the helmet while on track. For improved aerodynamic balance in the rear, they added a redesigned diffuser, while a new tri-bar lighting is housed in the extended rear deck.

Each new Mustang model has its own unique front end. GT sets itself apart from the EcoBoost through its larger, more aggressive grille openings designed to allow increased airflow, also increasing the power and performance. New hood vents and redesigned front splitter for optimized the aerodynamics of the Mustang.

Ford Mustang design manager Christopher Walter shared, “Both the EcoBoost and Mustang GT have unique styling cues that deliver on their promise of Mustang Performance,” said Christopher Walter, Ford Mustang design manager. “The new Mustang is more chiseled and edgier, leaning into Mustang’s classic brawniness and timelessness.”

The Mustang convertible has a simple, one-touch activation with a single-handle center latch that activates the fully lined and insulated fabric roof. Its compact roof design and independent rear suspension helps in providing the Mustang with superior trunk space that can fit up to two golf bags.

Clients can choose between 11 exterior color options for the all-new Mustang. Two new shades have also been added: the Vapor Blue and Yellow Splash which is complemented by new stripe colors and designs. There are also three Brembro brake caliper color options available to the client: Black, Red, and Grabber Blue. Even the alloy wheels come in different sizes like the standard 17-inch which can be seen on the base models, a larger 19-inch wheel for the GT, and an optional 20-inch alloy wheels.

The Mustang Design Series is a new offering for the 2024 model year, giving clients more customization options straight from the factory. The Bronze Design Series Appearance Package gives the new Mustang Sinister Bronze alloy wheels with matching bronze badges. It is available for both the EcoBoost and the GT models.

Most Advanced and Powerful Engines Ever

The unique Mustang look, performance, and soundtrack are some of the main features that attract enthusiasts and clients to the Mustang. For the 2024 Ford Mustang, it delivers a more exciting driving experience matched with the most advanced engine technologies.

The Mustang GT is powered by an advanced 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine which delivers naturally aspirated horsepower to the Mustang GT due to its most innovative dual air intake box and dual-throttle body design, significantly lowering the induction lost through the higher air flow rates.

For Mustang chief nameplate engineer Ed Krenz shared, “This is the most athletic and confidence-inspiring Mustang EcoBoost and GT to drive yet. Whether driving an automatic or manual transmission, thanks to drive modes combined with fine-tuned digital engine, suspension and steering controls, we’re now able to give drivers peak performance everywhere, from their favorite roads to their local track.”

Customers can still opt to get the standard six-speed manual transmission for the new generation 5.0-liter V8 engine, for an uncompromised connection to the eight-cylinder power. Clients can still opt for the more advanced 10-speed automatic transmission which instantaneously reconfigures its shift patterns to match the selected drive mode.

Clients who want to have both the driving pleasure of the Mustang and also want fuel efficiency can opt to get the EcoBoost model. It is equipped with an all-new, four-cylinder turbocharged 2.3-liter powertrain.

One of the pulls of the Mustang is the feeling of freedom and confidence one gets behind the wheels of the car. This feeling is amplified when the driver actually has the capability to take control on how the car behaves.

When driving through twisty back roads or when spending a weekend on the track, the driver can easily adjust the engine response, steering effort, and transmission and electronic stability control settings through the six available Drive Modes.

The Drive Modes are: Normal, Sport, Drag, Slippery, Track, and a customizable setting with up to six individual profiles which can be tailored to the driver’s view ahead of them. When a mode is selected, high-fidelity graphics in the digital instrument panel activates the mode.

An optional Performance Pack is available for both the Mustang GT and the EcoBoost adding numerous track-focused features including the optional MagneRide active suspension, front Tower Brace, Torsen® Limited Slip differential, wider rear wheels and tires, and larger, 390-mm rear Brembo brakes. For the Mustang GT, the Performance Pack also adds brake ducts for enhanced cooling and a standard auxiliary engine oil cooler. Optional Recaro® seats and active exhaust are also offered in the Performance Pack.

Standard rev-matching is also offered in the manual transmission Mustang GT which helps hold engine RPM when the clutch is engaged. This keeps peak torque between manual gear changes providing moe precision, thrill, and improved refinement.

Cornering dynamics are enhanced through the faster steering ratios and minimal compliance from steering wheel to tire which also increases straight-line power.

As a segment-first, electronic drift brake brings new technology to the racetrack, enabling rear-wheel-drive drifting capability of the Mustang matched with the visual appeal and functionality of a traditional, mechanical hand brake. The Performance Pack comes with the Performance Electronic Parking Brake on all Mustang models. It was engineered to help novice drivers to learn and improve their drift skills, for expert drivers, it gives them a competition-ready system.

More Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies

Features of the 2024 Mustang include the Ford Co-Pilot360TM features which include Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-And-Go, Speed Sign Recognition, Lane Centering Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, and Evasive Steer Assist. Other additional key features include the Active Pothole Mitigation which is part of the Performance Package. It continually monitors the suspension, steering, body, and braking input and automatically adjusts suspension response.

Drivers can stay connected to the car through the FordPassTM app. It provides remote features like the remote vehicle start and stop, schedule a start time, door locking and unlocking, vehicle health and status check, and locating their vehicle. Important vehicle information can also be retrieved through the FordPass app like the oil levels, fuel levels, warranty information, and service history.

Sale of the all-new Mustang will start in the U.S. in the summer of 2023. It is assembled at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.