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2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid to be AWD?

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2020 Ford Mustang Hybrid to be AWD?

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Good news for Canadians if this is true. The latest Mustang rumour doing the rounds is that Ford might bolt on an AWD system to a future Ford Mustang. Alongside rumours that the V8 will continue despite the world moving away from big engines, this is the second best news that Mustang fans want to hear.

Purists will likely still want to keep the Mustang in RWD configuration but those of us who have to contend with cold winters and slippery roads will welcome this move. AWD done right could also help the track times of the car too. If that AWD system is nailed to a hybrid drivetrain, it could be even more welcome.

A recent patent application from Ford shows just that. An application for a mix of gas engine sending power to the rear and electric motors connected to the front wheels to provide drive there too. The Mustang is not mentioned on the application but the diagram within the application is of a V8. There is no power or technical specifications mentioned so we don’t know how much power such a system would deliver.

On top of the news that Ford was planning to speed up development of a hybrid Mustang for a potential 2020 release and we have the beginnings of a new dream car right here!

2019 Ford Mustang
The 2019 Ford Mustang still maintains the heritage of ponies past but moves the design on to the future. With four cylinders and bigger engines for those who want them, there is a Mustang for everyone.

The design is simply stunning. Ford has taken the heritage of the marque and combined it with contemporary design, aerodynamics and everyday appeal. It can still look mean and aggressive but can also remain as a daily driver.

The cabin is pretty good too. Even in base spec, materials are of a good quality, finishing and fit is good, head and legroom is generous and technology is everywhere. Up front, the driving position is excellent with good visibility, all controls to hand and a great view over that hood.

Under that hood is either a 2.3-litre turbocharged four cylinder that produces 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque or a 5.0-litre V8 with 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. They use either a six speed manual transmission or ten speed automatic to send power to the rear wheels. Either engine delivers impressive performance and won’t disappoint.

Just because the Mustang is about performance, it hasn’t forgotten safety. The US NHTSA rated it five stars even if some of the more advanced safety tech is optional rather than standard.

Overall, the 2019 Ford Mustang is one of the best ever produced. It looks sensational, sounds amazing and is as comfortable on the school run as it is on the track. Check it out at Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2.

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