A few days ago, Ford revealed it has plans to introduce a hybrid system to one of its most iconic nameplates: the Ford Mustang. After decades of non-stop production, the original pony car will take a major step into the 21st century when the hybrid system is introduced for 2020.
You had to have known this was coming, so, here it is. Should the Chevrolet Camaro follow suit and offer a hybrid variant? That’s the topic of today’s Community Question.
As fuel economy standards loom on the horizon, automakers are getting creative with how their portfolios will meet such standards. Applying hybrid systems to models is certainly one way of doing it. In fact, it’s likely a reasoning behind the fact we now have a Chevrolet Camaro offered with a 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
As for the Mustang, Ford stated it will arrive with the power of a V8 (not confirming it will have a V8) and will feature even greater low-end torque thanks to electric motors. Surely, there is a lot of potential regarding performance.
But, do cars like the Camaro and Mustang warrant such systems? The Mustang, Camaro, Challenger and more have always represented affordable performance and have done it with fairly basic powertrain setups to get there. A hybrid system may dull the effect of these well-respected icons.
That’s not to say there still won’t be a V8 engine offering, no one is saying that. And if Ford thinks there’s a market for such a vehicle, it has done its homework.
So, with that, we will come to you now. Vote in the poll below and talk to us in the comment section down below. Should the Camaro follow suit? Or, should it keep on keeping on the way it has been for years?