Everything you need to know about the 2024 S650 Mustang interior!
I was invited by the Friends of Ford community to visit Detroit, Michigan, and learn all about the most technologically advanced interior ever in a Ford Mustang. The 2024 Mustang interior packs a massive 13.2-inch center stack touchscreen display and a 12.4-inch cluster into one piece of seamless glass. Since its debut, in 1964, the Ford Mustang has always been highly customizable. Now there are countless customization options for the S650 Mustang interior, right at your fingertips. Continue reading to learn more about the 2024 Ford Mustang interior features, components and options.
Upon arriving at the Design Studio, I was greeted by Ruth Van (UX Application Supervisor) and Craig Sandvig (Design Manager, Digital Product Design). Ruth and Craig, both had major roles in designing and developing the S650 Mustang interior. Just behind them were two 2024 Ford Mustangs. One of them was a Rapid Red Mustang GT Convertible equipped with the Performance Package and the other was an Oxford White EcoBoost Coupe equipped with the Nite Pony Package.
Another 2024 Ford Mustang that I had access to was a Vapor Blue Mustang GT Convertible. Now that you’re familiar with which Mustang we are referencing in this article, let’s get into the finite details.
2024 Mustang Interior Aesthetics
With the recent release of the 2024 Mustang order guides, we have become aware of a few new interior color options that are available. The interior on the Rapid Red Mustang GT Convertible is one of the new Mustang interior color options called Carmine Red. Throughout all of the interior trim pieces, there was brighter red stitching that stood out against the slightly darker Carmine Red leather interior. I believe this is part of the Premium Trim w/ Color Accent equipment group.
The Vapor Blue Mustang GT Convertible also had a new interior color that hasn’t been seen before. This color is called Space Gray w/ Metal Gray accent stitching. Even the door panels had Space Gray inserts with accent stitching. This interior color suited the Vapor Blue exterior color perfectly.
The Vapor Blue and Rapid Red Mustangs were equipped with another new option, unique accent-colored seat belts.
A redesigned cluster that launches Mustang into the future
When I took a seat in the driver’s seat for the first time, like most of you, I noticed that the double-brow interior design, which has been a part of Mustang since its infancy, is no longer part of the interior design. I was a huge fan of the digital cluster that was an available option on the 2018+ Mustangs. I loved it so much that I have that option on my 2019 Mustang GT. Now every 2024 Ford Mustang interior will come standard with the 12.4-inch cluster display and flat bottom steering wheel.
The steering wheel has slightly changed as well. The airbag shape is similar to what is currently being used on the Bronco and Mach-E. There are more aggressive grips at the 10 & 2 positions that feel very nice. The buttons on the steering wheel have been slightly rearranged as well. On the outgoing S550 Mustang, the driving modes are located below the infotainment screen and are controlled with a toggle switch. Now the driving modes can be selected by simply pressing the mode button on the left side of the steering wheel.
The 12.4-inch digital cluster has been completely reimagined. You literally have everything you need, at a glance, just behind the flat bottom steering wheel. The design team has integrated Bronze color tones that were inspired by the unbridled mode in the Mustang Mach-E. There are 5 different cluster themes that you can choose from Normal, Sport, Track, Calm and my personal favorite, ’87-’93 Foxbody.
Limitless customization and control at your fingertips
The 13.2-inch center stack touchscreen has been completely reskinned and features a new dark color palette theme designed specifically for Mustang. The first thing I noticed is how it is oriented towards the driver to give you a cockpit-like feel. Previous Mustang interiors haven’t had the same feeling that this interior gives me, it’s very driver-centric and everything is literally at your fingertips.
The center stack touchscreen utilizes the Unreal engine that allowed the design team to create insanely high-quality animations. I’ll embed a video of these animations at a later time. The controls that you may want to access all the time like climate control will always stay at the bottom of the screen no matter what you’re doing. So you don’t have to worry about settings or features being hidden or really hard to get to while driving.
Previously, I had only seen the 2024 Ford Mustang interior equipped with the Drift Brake. Below is a comparison of what the center console looks like with the Drift Brake and what it looks like with the standard electronic parking brake. Some S650 Mustangs will have a wireless charging area just in front of the shifter as well.
Another big change in the S650 Mustang interior is the physical button layout. Since most of the controls are now found inside the center stack touchscreen, there are 6 physical buttons, a push-to-start/stop button and a volume knob just below the center stack.
The 6 buttons include:
– Autostart / stop button
– Pony button
– Traction control button
– Hazard button
– Favorite (Star) button
– Max defrost
The Pony button takes you straight to the MyMustang screen which includes track apps, exhaust modes, drive modes, auxiliary gauges, MyColor and cluster themes.
The Favorite (Star) button allows you to select a specific feature that you want to have as one click of a button access to. An example would be exhaust modes, if you wanted to toggle your Quad Active Exhaust into quiet or track mode, you could do that quickly.
I hope that you have learned some new things about the 2024 Mustang interior. Feel free to drop a comment below if you have any specific questions or comments that you would like to share!