Next-Gen Ford Mustang Inspires Camaro & Challenger For Hybrid?
Ford ushered in the new year with the news that a hybrid version of the Ford Mustang would be arriving in 2020. This automaker is known for its eco-conscious way thus, it wasn’t all that surprising that it was the first of the domestic companies to reveal plans to electrify its popular nameplate.
Judging from this, it looks like General Motors and Fiat Chrysler would be following in the same direction soon. But, how soon is ‘soon’?
Both Ford and GM have a habit of watching what each other are doing. So, this implies that a hybrid Camaro shouldn’t be too far behind.
Fiat Chrysler, on the other hand, has not shown interest in going in the electric and hybrid way. However, the next-gen Challenger is expected to be arriving in 2020 which makes the three years leading up to it the ideal time for it to work on hybridizing the muscle Mopar.
Ford has given word that its Mustang Hybrid will be producing “V8 power and even more low-end torque,” compared to the existing Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter mill.
Its 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine seems to be the most appropriate mill for this model and it would most likely be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, coming in the Mustang next year.