Next Ford Mustang could be an electric, all-wheel drive muscle car

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But for now, Ford is exploring the hybrid Mustang avenue

Update: According to Autoblog, a Ford spokesperson confirmed that a hybrid Mustang is in the making and will arrive in 2020.

The Germans love the Mustang. The same can be said about Europeans, Asians and pretty much the whole planet. And numbers don't lie: Ford's Mustang is, for the third year in a row, the world's best-selling sports car.

But a recent report coming from The Detroit Bureau claims the Mustang will also explore a different path with a possible (also first-ever) hybrid iteration due in 2019.

And no, it won't be a Prius, according to the same outlet, with Ford likely to use the same approach as Porsche when it comes to hybrids – see the 671 hp Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid for further reference – and strive for "V8 levels of power and even more torque."

Speaking to The Detroit Bureau, Ford's Group Marketing Manager Corey Holter – who is also in charge of overseeing the Mustang's wellbeing – mentioned that "a hybrid Mustang will help further unlock Mustang's potential" in markets like China and even Europe in the same way the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine did.

Furthermore, the report also states that the Mustang's next generation could see the pony car receive and all-electric powertrain and even all-wheel drive.

Truth be told, though, it's still early not to take such claims with a pinch of salt, but this is definitely a topic to watch in the future.

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