Most of the conversation at the Detroit International Automobile Show centered on alternative fuels and electrification, with one notable exception: The seventh-generation Ford Mustang made its debut to the public, 58 years after the original, and while all the particulars haven’t been released, this edition of the Mustang promises to deliver copious power, dramatic looks, and a new level of cabin digitization and driver assists.
Aside from still being unmistakably a Mustang, the 2024 edition incorporates two new powertrains, with one of them, the turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost, aimed at reducing the pony’s hoof print in terms of emissions and fuel use. The other engine announced is the most potent version of Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 yet produced, earmarked squarely for the Mustang GT. But the new car will also boast an unprecedented level of driver assists, all delivered through a customizable 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster that Ford says is inspired by the cockpit displays in military aircraft. The 2024 Mustang will be produced at Ford’s assembly facility in Flat Rock, Michigan, for a debut aimed at next summer.