With the arrival of the current, sixth generation of the most iconic pony car, the Mustang is no longer available exclusively in North America. You can find it on markets all around the world. Differences between version for the U.S. and abroad markets aren’t big, but they are still big enough to make two version distinctive. Therefore, we are talking about the 2023 Ford Mustang USA model. This model will represent the fifth production year of the current generation. There are some very interesting novelties to come, mainly in terms of the new Shelby GT500 version. The rest of the lineup though will remain pretty much the same.
- Wide range of engines
- Athletic handling
- Lots of tech features
- Stylish cabin
- Tight rear seats and cargo area
When it comes to the existing version of the legendary musclecar, we don’t expect to see bigger changes in the 2023 Ford Mustang USA model. The recent update has brought a lot of novelties, mainly in terms of new aesthetics. Headlights are a little bit narrower, while front fascia gets some tweaks as well. However, the overall shape remains quite familiar. On the other side, the new Shelby GT500 will come with lots of exclusive details. Traditionally, Ford leaves this flagship model for final years of the production cycle and brings lots of distinctive design solutions. First of all,there are some significant mechanical upgrades, such as a completely new suspension and chassis setup. Of course, count on a unique appearance as well,with even more aggressive stance than the GT350.
The interior of 2023 Ford Mustang USA will come with all those pros and cons that characterize current models. Depending on the version you choose, you can get less or more standard equipment, but the overall cabin layout is largely the same, except for the GT350R model, which comes without rear seats. All models feature cabins with decent quality, though rear seats are very tight, as well as the cargo area. This is probably the weakest point of the car. An aspect in which Mustang definitely can’t compete with rivals like Chevy Camaro and, particularly, Dodge Challenger.
Of course, the biggest novelty in the engine compartment will be an engine for the new GT500. A recently-introduced 5.2-liter V8 will come with further improvements and should feature a max output of more than 700 horsepower. Rest of the lineup will continue in the same way. Base models will feature an efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost with 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.The GT model will come with refreshed 5.0-liter Coyote, with a max output of 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the GT350 comes with a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V8, which delivers around 525 horsepower and 430pound-feet of torque.
2020 Ford Mustang USA Release Date and Price
Despite the new Shelby GT500 is about to come, we don’t expect2020 Ford Mustang USA before the second half of next year. Base models will go around $27,000.