It’s the 50th anniversary of the Mustang and it’s producer is celebrating with a rebirth of the world popular vehicle, unveiling the biggest step forward the iconic pony car has seen in decades – 2015 Ford Mustang.
Mustang’s popularity goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold during its 50 years of constant production, the media claim.
According to Facebook, it’s the most likeable vehicle with numerous appearances in film industry, television, music videos and video games. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.
“We crafted this car with the goal of creating a contemporary interpretation of Mustang – an American automotive icon that symbolizes optimism and freedom for millions of people around the world,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln.
A turbo vehicle with 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine features the standart V6 and V8 options, with the quarter-mile-friendly live rear axle finally replaced a proper, independent setup. The new version of car seems to be lighter, lower and leaner.
“This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer.
The car’s roof is 32 mm lower, while the rear track is pushed out 70 mm, 15 mm at the front.
“It’s an incredibly muscular posture and the sculpted body is far more modern than the outgoing fifth-generation, which now looks a bit clumsy by comparison,” writes CNet.
“This new sixth-gen still has the retro flair that a Mustang buyer will want – long hood, tri-bar tail lamps, analogue dials on the dashboard – while still looking quite progressive,” the publication adds.
When life throws drivers a curve, the new version of the popular car sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering world-class dynamics and ride quality.
“We already set a very high standard for Mustang’s dynamics with Boss 302, and our goal was to go above and beyond that with this new car,” said Pericak.
April 17, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original extra-popular model and each 2015 model marks the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.”
According to reports, Mustang will continue to be produced in America at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
“From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Pericak. “We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for decades.”
By the way, as for now, the Mustang car maker doesn’t revel any prices for the new model, but from what we’ve seen so far, the company has a winner on its hands.
Those who wish to acquire the vehicle will have to wait nearly a year, until the fall of 2014, before it will start hitting US dealers. International buyers must be even more patient ahead of a release in early 2015.