2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang

Ford says that upcoming fuel economy regulations may force it to soon consider adding more efficient "engine" options to the recently unveiled sixth-generation Mustang.

The 2015 Ford Mustang was unveiled to the world last week, but it may not be fuel-efficient enough to continue on without some electrification somewhere in the lineup.

The 2015 Mustang is offered with a 2.3-liter four cylinder, a 3.7-liter V6 and a 5.0-liter V8, but future Mustangs could get electrified.

Speaking to GoAuto, Ford's global powertrain boss Bob Fascetti stated the following:

"We’re not looking at diesel at the moment, but given where we need to go with fuel consumption we are looking at all our options."

"And diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric."

So, electric is one possible future option.  Though knowing Ford, we'd say that if it's a choice between pure electric and plug-in hybrid, the automaker will go the PHEV route.

Source: Go Auto (hat tip to Alan)