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Could This be the Next-Gen Ford Mustang Hybrid?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/19/2018 Motor Trend Staff
Ford Mustang Hybrid Teaser Enhanced© Motor Trend Staff Ford Mustang Hybrid Teaser Enhanced

Today, Fordreleased a new video ad. It's more than a minute long, stars Bryan Cranston, and focuses on how Ford's history of building cars sets it up well for the future. The ad itself is well done, but one part really sticks out. At the 36-second mark, a shadowy image of a car wearing a Mustang badge flashes up on the screen. It's clearly not the current Mustang, so the question is, what the heck is it?

By playing with the screenshot (shown above) in Photoshop, we were able to bring out a few more details. But aside from the illuminated Mustang badge on the grille, there still aren't any clues as to what we're looking at. When we asked Ford, a spokesperson would only say, "It's a glimpse of what's to come and we are excited to show you more in the future. "

The statement itself may be vague, but at least it confirms we're not looking at a rendering of some Future Mustang that only exists in the minds of the ad team. It's a car that we can expect to at least see in concept form. But what kind of concept?

The grille strongly implies something electric, but the car looks too low to be the upcoming Mustang-inspired electric crossover that Ford's been teasing. If it weren't for the Mustang badge, we'd probably assume it was an electric sedan concept. Instead, our best guess is that it's the Mustang Hybrid slated for 2020.

If so, that means it's also potentially our first look at the next-gen Mustang. The front end is far too different from the current Mustang for this to be an electrified evolution of the S550. Based on how different the vehicle in this image looks, don't be surprised if the next Mustang gets a radical redesign.

With the Los Angeles auto show later this year and the Detroit auto show kicking off in January, you'll want to keep an eye out for future Mustang news. Ford still needs to officially reveal the GT500, but you never know when the next-gen Mustang concept will make its first appearance.

Source: Ford via YouTube

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