> V8 internal combustion powertrain with electric propulsion
> Due in the year 2020
> Subtle exterior design tweaks
It was back in January 2019 when Ford confirmed its intention to electrify the Mustang that’s due in 2020. Fast forward to today, and our spy snappers have already managed to send us a glimpse of what’s electrifying about Ford’s future Mustang!
Jokes apart, powering the Mustang hybrid is a powertrain that Ford expects to offer "V8-like performance.” Doesn’t that suggest the model might have less-than-eight cylinders? However, what contradicts this is a Ford patent that reveals its plans for a hybrid V8 motor. One that’s got electric motors powering the front wheels, while, the V8 engine drives the rear. Food for thought?
Anyway, let’s get down to the looks of the Mustang hybrid. At first glance, it is hard to make out the difference. But, on closer inspection, the differences become apparent. Although the nose is identical, you can see the fog lamps that are closer to the head lights. Apart from the intended visual appeal, we guess this gives more room for Ford to play with larger intakes that you’ll notice beneath the wraps.
At the rear, its only when you go lower down that you spot the anomalies. We noticed that the lower portion of the rear bumper is now devoid of the diffuser. Also, unlike the current model’s double exhausts on either ends, the upcoming model will use a single pipe on each side.
Its hard to gulp an American muscle car like the Mustang bowing to electrification. But having said that, let’s see how things unfold in the years to come. Stay tuned to CarWale.