Thursday, December 24, 2020

2023 Ford Mustang: 4 door illustrations...

 




These illustrations of the next-generation Ford Mustang are not all new. But they all show what a 4 door version could look like.
The next Mustang will (supposedly) use a version of the current Explorer platform. Which could, of course, be used to produce a longer 4 door version of the Mustang.

As we know, the Mustang is now the only car left in Ford's US lineup. I personally think a 4 door would not be a bad idea. At least to keep the car popular. As long as the 2 door coupe and convertibles are still available.
I also think a return to a true hatchback would be great. The current Mustang is a fastback anyway. A rear hatch wouldn't really change its looks. While making it much more convenient. With all these SUVs/Crossovers out there you would seem that people are OK with a proper hatch...




Back in 1979, Ford introduced an all- new Mustang that was available as a hatchback as well as a coupe.  I think the hatch design looked great. Slightly trying to still look a bit like a coupe.
We see cars today with a slicker fastback design (Accord and many more) that still do not offer a proper hatch.


Of course, the previous generation, called the Mustang II, was also available as a hatchback.





8 comments:

Drew said...

Ford: Stops selling sedans because no one buys them. Also Ford: "We need a sedan version of the Mustang!" If its just a streched coupe and they can develop and build it cheaply enough, then why not I guess...

Anonymous said...

At the risk of repeating myself, I must point out CD6 is NOT solely the "Explorer" platform.

It was developed with Lincoln in mind in the first place 6 years ago. The S650 will NOT use it. You can easily Google and find this info in Ford/Dearborn circles versus the clueless media that speculate rather have the facts.

Anonymous said...

Vince and his weird fetish for hatchbacks. Smh...

Anonymous said...

Don't even bring the Mustang II into this conversation! My first wife had one back in the mid-70s before we were married. It was the only car I have ever driven that would get stuck on a FLAT surface with a little bit of ice/snow on the road! What a piece of shit!!

Unknown said...

Wow. I love it. I would've never considered buying any Ford just a year ago but the Mach E and this are quite compelling

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this sounds like a great idea. After all the market is craving for more low, sporty 5-door hatchbacks. I mean, the Kia Stinger was such a huge hit, right?

WTMSF99 said...

My first car was a 1979 Mustang Hatchback. It was light blue with a Louvered cover. I thought I had arrived.

Education Project said...

The second illustration looks like its genetics are mixed with the Hyundai Tiburon.