Rumours that Ford is considering an AWD Mustang have been doing the rounds for a while now, and while it may not be the only direction Ford wants to take the car, it could be a complimentary variant that can stack up against other American competition.
I’m sure Ford could win over a few sales if an all-wheel-drive version of the Mustang existed, especially in colder climates, but how realistic is this idea?
Motor Authority asked Jim Owens, Ford Mustang brand manager, about this proposition, who said the following:
“Well as you know, the Challenger has AWD. We’re always looking at different kinds of performance, but we have nothing to announce at the moment.”
Obviously, Ford is aware of the competition from Dodge and its AWD options, and while Owens wasn’t keen on admitting to anything, it’s likely the idea has been discussed somewhere within the company. Unlike Dodge, who used the platform from its Charger to convert the Challenger to AWD, Ford hasn’t got a similar chassis to work on, except maybe the all-electric powertrain from the Mustang Mach-E, which I’m sure wouldn’t go down too well.
However, with the next generation of Mustang keen to share the chassis of Ford’s SUVs, it’s possible that this could lead to an AWD pony car of some sort. Maybe even with a hybrid powertrain. Sorry, pony car lovers, you may not want to read that…