Lovers of high-performance sports cars will be delighted to hear that Ford motors are developing a new model called the 2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid. The Ford Mustang is a car that needs no introduction. It has carved its niche in the American market as the most popular American-made sports car.
Its popularity is mostly due to the fact that it offers superior safety and handling attributes. Its main competitors are Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. It also possesses a striking masculine look that is popular among many young people.
Ford Motors made the decision to develop seven new hybrid vehicles by 2020. The 2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid is one of the vehicles currently being developed under this program. But what exactly should we expect from the first Ford Hybrid sports car? We have some details about this vehicle that could give you a glimpse of exactly what Ford has in store.
2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Rumors
The 2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid is expected to retain the new shape that was pioneered in 2015 for the sixth generation series. The iconic front grille is bound to bear the galloping horse logo that has been a tradition across all Mustang models. The LED headlamps will be made slimmer and given a more futuristic trim.
The entire body of the vehicle will no doubt be tweaked to achieve optimum aerodynamic airflow around the car, which will be crucial to the car’s overall performance. The 2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid will also come with both convertible and coupe body options.
The interior of the Ford Mustang Hybrid is bound to be fully fitted with luxury features. Ford Mustang is known to be the one of the safest sports car made in America. However, the vehicle has performed dismally in European safety evaluations.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid, however, is expected to address this through the addition of advanced lane assist and auto-braking features. Occupants of the interior cabin will also have the luxury of full leather heated seats, automatic climate control and better soundproofing. A new state of the art sound system with a nine-speaker layout will also be fitted in the car, with an 8-inch touch control that will also serve as the navigational unit.
2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid – What we know about the engine?
While American Muscle car lovers may not be entirely thrilled by the prospects of a hybrid sports car, Ford promises that the Ford Mustang Hybrid will come with a mighty V8 engine with plenty of torque. The exhaust sound will also be adjustable to satisfy drivers who prefer lower noise levels.
The 5.0 liter V8 EcoBoost engine will work together with an electric drive system. It will be capable to produce up to 435 horsepower. The gearbox is set to be a 10-speed automatic transmission system. However, we also expect upgraded stabilizer bars and shock absorbers. All these additions promise to deliver a vehicle with vastly improved fuel consumption and ride quality.
2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid – Expected Release Date and Cost
The new Ford Mustang Hybrid is expected to be released anywhere between late 2019 and early 2020. Its starting price will be around $40,000 for the standard model.