The Ford Mustang has always been one of the most modern muscle cars in terms of design and features. However, the all-new 2024 Ford Mustang will take things to a new level, at least if the latest interior spy photos are to be believed.
The newly formed Mustang 7G website/forum has a huge scoop on the next-gen muscle car. Codenamed the S650, this is expected to be more of a sports car that just happens to pack American muscle under its hood. And this is reflected in the interior.
The first photos of the S650 Mustang’s dash reveal quite a few important changes. Most notably, the dashboard is now a futuristic design with dual screens, one for the infotainment and the other taking the place of the instrument gauges.
You can obviously draw parallels with the system Mercedes introduced a decade ago with the S-Class. It also looks like the Golf 8 dash. However, I think it more closely resembles the Escalade or 2024 Silverado EV. Like the sci-fi C8 Corvette interior, the 2024 Mustang is rumored to have bright color interior options for trim and stitching, not just the black we’re used to.
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The two screens appear to have a glass-to-glass finish with a black surround. They’re resting on top of the dashboard but still have that cockpit-like feel to them. Sadly, the HVAC controls have been integrated into the screen on the right, which amusingly also displays some kind of Chinese characters. They took our jobs… and our buttons!
Jokes aside, a lower module with buttons does have a few useful features you can press to access without using menus: drive modes, traction control, auto stop-start, hazards, defrosting, and music volume. This is located below a set of air vents and is accompanied by phone charging features below.
The steering wheel has been redesigned as well. On this S650 prototype, it has a square design with a flat bottom, and the buttons are larger than on the S550. Obviously, some models will have a different wheel. The shifter for this automatic model appears to be the same one they use today, but that could just be a test prototype thing.
Interestingly, the digital dash is set up for the metric system and the speedometer only goes up to 220 km/h or 137 mph. Performance details are unknown. However, both the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and the 5.0-liter V8 are expected to carry over. Rumors of their electrification tie in perfectly with the “km/h” on the dash, since European Mustang imports would have to be pretty clean emissions-wise. A performance model is believed to have also begun testing, something along the lines of the GT350 or the Mach 1.