According to new information from our sister publication Ford Authority, the Chevrolet Camaro’s arch-rival will make a switch from its bespoke platform, to a shared architecture within the Ford family.
Come 2021, we may see a seventh-generation Ford Mustang, and it very well could ride on Ford’s CD6 platform. The new platform will underpin the next Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator and is highly adaptable over existing architectures; it can support various shapes and sizes in front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive configurations. Engine layout is no issue, either.
Obviously, the Mustang would utilize the platform for an RWD layout and longitudinal powertrain orientation. The switch could also help the Mustang shave some serious weight. The sixth-generation Camaro and the Alpha platform have bested the Mustang in this generation over weight savings.
As for the seventh-generation Camaro, we’ll likely see the car debut sometime next decade and ride on GM’s A2 platform—the successor to the Alpha platform. A2 will also serve the Cadillac CT5, which will replace the Cadillac ATS and CTS.