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Ford to revive Mustang SVO for 2020?

by Ronan Glon

The company is allegedly planning a hot-rodded entry-level model.

Ford will unveil a new variant of the Mustang during the 2019 New York auto show that could pick up where the SVO model from the middle of 1980s left off.

Motor1 learned Ford has plans to expand the Mustang line-up with an entry-level, performance-oriented trim level. The publication speculates the yet-unnamed variant will arrive as a hotter evolution of the EcoBoost-powered Mustang. Its turbocharged, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine will be tuned to make more than 310 horsepower, and it will receive suspension tweaks to help drivers make the most of the extra horses, and of the EcoBoost's relatively low weight.

On paper, the new Mustang variant sounds like a follow-up to the SVO, which was the most engaging member of the Mustang line-up during the 1980s. It's too early to tell whether Ford will resurrect the nameplate, or call the car something else.

Ford confirmed it's almost ready to unveil a new version of the Mustang, but it's keeping details under wraps. We'll learn more about it in the coming weeks, and we'll see it in the metal for the first time when the New York show opens its doors to the press on April 17. Sales will begin in time for the 2020 model year.

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