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New Ford Mustang 2022 confirmed: Next-gen sports car will go on sale sooner than you think

The current-generation Mustang has been around since December 2013, and we now know it’ll be replaced in two years’ time.

Ford has surprisingly confirmed when the next-generation Mustang sports car will be launched globally – and it’s sooner than you think.

A job ad posted to Ford’s LinkedIn not only makes mention of the new Mustang, codenamed S650, but also confirms it will launch in 2022 as a MY23.

The position description, for a Wind/Road Noise and Air Leakage Plant Vehicle Team (PVT) Engineer, also alludes to work on the current Mustang, codenamed S550.

While no other details on the S650 Mustang are available yet, we at least now know it’s on the way and will replace its S550 predecessor that’s been a sales success since its Australian release in December 2015 – two years after its global reveal.

Local buyers will be hoping they don’t have to wait as long this time around, but given Ford is now wiser following the unprecedented demand the S550 Mustang was met with, it will no doubt be better prepared with regard to supply.

Either way, the S550 Mustang isn’t done quite yet, with Mach 1 and hybrid versions heavily rumoured before it ends production, presumably in 2022.

If the latter doesn’t eventuate in the next two years, expect it to be a prominent fixture in the S650 Mustang, with “V8-like performance” promised by Ford in March 2018.