The resounding success of the Ford Mustang Mach-E has surprised locals and strangers, catching even its manufacturer by surprise. The high popularity of the electric crossover has led the oval firm to review the development plans of other models such as the “pure” Mustang, whose seventh generation was presented a few days ago.
The new Mustang was originally planned to be based on Explorer’s CD6 platform, an architecture that would have allowed for plug-in hybrid versions as well as all-wheel drive. In addition, Ford also planned to launch a 4/5-door body to complement the coupe (Fastback) and convertible (Convertible).
However, the good sales of the Mustang Mach-E led Ford to decide to radically change the approach of the seventh-generation Mustang, since the electric model lowers the company’s average emissions and allows it to offset the sales of its brother with engines. of the internal combustion.
The new Mustang has finally turned out to be an evolution of the previous generation, keeping its engines and platform, which has allowed Ford to significantly reduce development costs. Therefore, the hybrid versions, with all-wheel drive and 4/5 doors have been ruled out… for now.
The new electric Ford Mustangs will arrive in 2026-2027
And it is that everything seems to indicate that Ford is already working on the eighth generation Mustang, which will be 100% electric and will coexist for a few years with the seventh. We should not talk about an individual model, because Mustang will become a family made up of a coupe, a convertible, a sedan, and an SUV heir to the Mach-E.
These D-segment vehicles, to be introduced in 2026-2027, will make use of the GE2 modular platform, an evolution of the GE1 seen in the current Mustang Mach-E. Ford’s goal with this sub-range will be to stand up to traditional premium brands, as the image of the Mustang is very different from that of conventional Ford.
Ford has revealed a sketch of the unborn seventh-generation Mustang sedan, though its design likely hasn’t been scrapped entirely and serves as the starting point for the electric sedan that’s coming in a few years. Among its rivals will be the BMW i4 (which by then will have been replaced by the new i3), Polestar 2, and Tesla Model 3, as well as the future Audi A4 e-Tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC Berlina. In addition, it will also have to stand up to some general proposals such as the Hyundai IONIQ 6 or the Volkswagen ID. AERO.