Ford Announced Production Of The Mustang Hybrid And F-150 Hybrid
Ford is on the verge of doing something every proper muscle car guy and any purist will despise. They announced the development of a Mustang hybrid and a Ford F-150 hybrid. Yes, it is happening. Due to strict emission regulation, market conditions and a need for advancements, we are about to get the world with Mustang Hybrids.
But, it is not as bad as it sounds. Ford knows people do not want a Mustang Hybrid similar to the Prius or some puny Honda hybrid. No, they will get a powerful, bad ass machine which only happens to use a hybrid powertrain. It is better to look at this as scaling back the tech from and , than scaling up the tech from or the Civic Hybrid.
We do not have a lot of details about any of these models, but we do know they are a major part of the electrification plan Ford will conduct over the next five years. They are aiming to unveil 13 new electrified cars with the Mustang Hybrid and the F-150 Hybrid probably being the most popular.
As expected, the details are coy at this point in time. But we do know we’ll see the Mustang Hybrid and the F-150 Hybrid in 2020.
In short, this is the official press release about two:
“• A hybrid version of the best-selling F-150 pickup available by 2020 and sold in North America and the Middle East. The F-150 Hybrid, built at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, will offer powerful towing and payload capacity and operate as a mobile generator”
“• A hybrid version of the iconic Mustang that will deliver V8 power and even more low-end torque. The Mustang Hybrid, built at the Flat Rock Plant, debuts in 2020 and will be available in the North America to start.”
Some already raised concerns about the weight of the new Ford Mustang Hybrid. Yet, the hybrid will come with a next-generation car – S650! And that one will be lighter for sure.
The Mustang Hybrid will be a part of the $700 million investment in Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan facility. Not that we are surprised since the company did ditch the plans to build a plant in Mexico. Ford invested the money in the Michigan plant instead.
“We didn’t cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business,” Ford CEO Mark Fields told CNN’s in an exclusive interview.
With this move, Ford will save approximately $900 as they initially intended to invest $1.6 billion in Mexico-plant. Nevertheless, they are committed to the development of the electrified cars. Autonomous vehicles included (first of which will come in 2021).
So, are you excited or pissed off about the Mustang Hybrid? Remember, it will deliver V8 power and even more low-end torque.