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2015 Ford Mustang revealed
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5th December, 2013
- All-new design inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage
- Mustang going global with three engines offering a broader power of choice – a more powerful 5.0-litre V8, a
3.7-litre V6 and an all-new 2.3-litre EcoBoost® engine (V8 and 2.3 litre EcoBoost coming to Australia)
- Production commences Q3 2014 in USA
The next chapter in the story of the pony car begins next year when Ford's all-new Mustang – loaded with innovative
technologies – is released in North America, prior to expanded availability around the world including Australia in
Mustang’s impact has meant 9 million-plus units have been sold in its 50 years of continuous production.
All-new shape, yet unmistakably Mustang
The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining
key design elements – including the long sculpted bonnet and short boot – with contemporary execution.
“You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when you see this car you immediately see a Mustang strong
and true,” said Moray Callum, Ford executive director, design, The Americas.
Several key design features define the all-new Mustang, including:
- A lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear guards and track
- The return of Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass
- Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals
- Contemporary execution of the signature shark-nose front fascia and trapezoidal grille
Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car a more
upscale appearance and a quieter cabin. The new top lowers twice as fast as before, and has a sleeker profile when folded
for open-air motoring.
The information and controls an active driver needs are all readily accessible in the aviation-inspired cockpit, which
is executed with the highest degree of craftsmanship ever found in a Mustang. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle
information right in front of the driver in the roomier cabin, while improved ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs
provide better control.
The added width and a new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers, and a more
usefully shaped boot can accommodate two golf bags.
The Mustang experience
The way Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience that makes drivers just want to get in and
hit the road. With more options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit many lifestyles. The upgraded V6 and V8 are
joined by an all-new 2.3-litre EcoBoost® engine.
Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-litre V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and
cylinder heads that yield more than 313kW and 529Nm of torque (US spec). A new intake manifold improves low-speed
breathing for better fuel economy, idle stability and emissions.
The Mustang EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable
performance and projected segment-leading fuel efficiency. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to
deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with output projected at more than 227kW and 407Nm of torque (US spec).
“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, Ford Mustang chief
With at least 220kW and 366Nm of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-litre V6, even the most accessible Mustang
delivers the performance customers expect.
Drivers will appreciate smoother shifts from the updated manual gearbox, while a reworked automatic transmission
features new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for drivers who want the choice between convenience and control.
Most nimble pony ever
When the road throws drivers a curve, the all-new Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering
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.
Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen
the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits
handling, steering and ride.
The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. This is
expected to be the best stopping Mustang yet, with three available brake packages.
At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all
have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminium rear knuckles help reduce
unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.
Smarter than your average pony
The all-new Mustang features a significant amount of innovative technologies providing drivers with enhanced
information, control and connectivity when they want it. From Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC® and
MyKey® in every Mustang built, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system, drivers will be
able to customise their time behind the wheel.
The feeling of freedom and confidence Mustang instills in its drivers is amplified when they can take control of how
the car behaves. On a twisty back road or a weekend track day, the driver can tap the toggle switches on the console to
quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings using the
available Selectable Drive Modes.
The new Ford-developed stability control system is tuned to maximise Mustang’s dynamic capabilities with features like
torque vectoring that directs engine power to individual wheels to help keep the car on course. When the time comes to
turn up the wick at the track, Mustang GT includes standard launch control that enables drivers to achieve smooth,
consistent starts every time.
When it’s time to back off and relax for the drive home, available advanced driver-assist features including Blind
Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control can help ease the load, while SYNC AppLink™
lets drivers control their smartphone apps to listen to their favourite form of entertainment.
50 years of Mustang
Coming up on 17th April, 2014, is the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015
model celebrates the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words
“Mustang – Since 1964.”
Mustang will continue to be built in the United States at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Detroit.
Stay tuned to Next Car for further news on the 2015 Ford Mustang.