It’s Off With Its Head for the 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost in the UK
The Ford Mustang returns to the British Isles in right-hand drive configuration for a second generation. It’s good news for our neighbors across the Atlantic with a thing for Steve McQueen movies and tail-happy antics. However, Ford quietly pulled a big part of the Mustang equation from the open hands of British customers. That’s right; there will be no 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost for customers in the UK.
Ford will not sell a 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost to British customers
It’s a sad day for fans of the four-pot Mustang; Ford will not export 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost models in right-hand drive to the UK. Instead, the entry-level Mustang for British buyers at home will be the Mustang GT Fastback, the entry-level 5.0L Coyote-powered trim.
For those who don’t know, the EcoBoost survives into its second generation for US-based buyers. Frankly, it’s an affordable way for American performance car fans to get into a Mustang. Instead of the Coyote V8 in the GT and GT Premium, the EcoBoost carries over its 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, now producing 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. It’s one of the cheapest new coupes on the market with that much power.
However, UK-based buyers won’t see the 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost and its comparably efficient mill. Instead, buying a Mustang will be exclusively a V8-powered luxury for the UK-based Ford faithful.
The EcoBoost omission means getting a Mustang in the UK is much more expensive than it was
Unfortunately, the lineup omission means the cheapest 2024 Ford Mustang for British buyers will be the V8-powered GT model. While that sounds exciting, the GT starts at around £55,585 (about $70,165). It’s a steep ask for the eight-cylinder Ford pony car.