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North America's Ford Mustang For 2010

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2010 Ford Mustang GT

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17th March, 2009

  • The 2010 Ford Mustang features a more sculptured 'muscular' exterior, an upgraded world-class interior and a host of must-have technologies
  • The Mustang offers the broadest range of available power in its segment from the 210-horsepower 4.0 litre V6 to the GT featuring a 4.6 litre V-8, delivering 315 horsepower, up to the Shelby GT500’s 5.4 litre supercharged V8 pumping out 540 horsepower
  • Mustang and Shelby GT500 are available as a coupe or convertible. An optional factory-installed glass roof is offered on the V-6 and GT premium models

The fast, fun and affordable legacy that has defined America’s favourite muscle car for nearly a half century lives on in the new 2010 Ford Mustang, which incorporates an expert blend of design leadership, performance and technology at an exceptional value.

“More than 9 million customers have made Mustang one of the world’s most beloved automotive and cultural icons,” said Ken Czubay, Ford's vice president of U.S. Sales and Marketing. “Making sure this modern legend lives up to their expectations has been our driving force to create the best Mustang ever. Not only is this the best Mustang ever, it’s also the best bang for the buck for our customers.”

Available this northern spring, the new Ford Mustang features a new exterior and interior design, upgraded materials and a long list of must-have technologies and standard safety equipment – such as Ford’s AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control system, all-speed traction control, anti-lock brakes and front and side air bags – for an affordable starting price of USD $20,995 (excluding destination and delivery) for the V6 coupe and USD $25,995 for the convertible. The V8 powered GT coupe base price is USD $27,995; the GT convertible starts at USD $32,995. The Shelby GT500 Coupe has a MSRP of USD $46,325, while the GT500 Convertible starts at USD $51,225.

As an example, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger have base 'sticker' prices ranging from USD $1,000 to USD $2,600 more than Ford Mustang.

NOTE: Prices are shown in US dollars and exclude state taxes and charges, destination and state-based mandatory options.

Unparalleled Design

The exterior of the Mustang delivers more 'muscular', athletic styling, with new sheet metal except for the roof, including a refined powerdome bonnet, new front mudguards, a sweeping beltline and a new boot lid design. Other exterior notables include new grille and fascia differentiation between the V6 and GT models, new front and rear fascias, higher wheel arches and new LED sequential taillights.

Mustang’s interior feature new one-piece soft touch instrument panel, chrome encircled gauges and a centre console design that pampers the shifter for that perfect feel and level of control. Subtle or high-profile, all interior elements are defined by precise ergonomic accuracy and a faithful devotion to craftsmanship that even the most discerning performance car enthusiast will appreciate.

“Attention to detail is the bedrock of the new interior and what sets Mustang miles apart from the competition,” said Mustang Design Manager Gary Morales.

Industry Leading Technologies

Mustang further distinguishes itself from the pack with an all-inclusive list of standard and optional industry-leading technologies and safety features, including:

  • Ford SYNC® with 911 AssistTM, Vehicle Health Report (VHR), and new Traffic, Directions, and Information services
  • Voice-activated Navigation with SIRIUS® Travel LinkTM
  • Next-generation ambient interior lighting
  • Reverse Camera System
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System

Mustang comes standard with Ford’s AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control system, which complements the car’s standard all-speed traction control and anti-lock braking system. A Sport Mode, available on the GT Premium and Shelby GT500, incorporates a unique calibration of the new AdvanceTrac system, letting the driver enjoy a wider range of Mustang’s performance capabilities.

Options Galore

Mustang is America’s best-selling convertible, thanks to features like a three-layer weatherproof power top. Mustang V6 and GT models are available with convertible tops for an additional USD $5,000.

For a no-matter-the-weather “open” experience, Mustang also offers a factory-installed glass roof option for USD $1,995 on the V6 and GT models.

The fixed glass roof is made of two layers of tinted privacy glass with a layer of transparent vinyl in between, which reduces vehicle cool-down time as well as infrared energy and ultraviolet (UV) rays. The roof, for example, filters 90 per cent of the sun’s heat-generating infrared rays and 96 per cent of burn-causing UV rays. A thick polyvinyl butyral layer further filters UV rays and helps muffle wind and traffic noise by as much as five decibels. For added privacy and protection, a manually retractable mesh sun shade comes standard.

Mustang also offers a wide selection of personalisation options from the factory as warranty-friendly Genuine Ford Accessories, from exterior stripes to interior appearance features, wheel selections, communication and entertainment systems and more.

Plus, Mustang enthusiasts can now add Performance Packs available from Ford Racing, including a Power Upgrade Pack, Handling Pack, or SuperPack – all under warranty when installed by a Ford dealer.

Fuel Facts

The 2010 Ford Mustang is jam-packed with unprecedented content, yet it weighs approximately 300 pounds less than the competing Camaro and Challenger. This leaner curb weight gives Mustang a competitive leg up in agility and contributes to Mustang’s acceptable fuel consumption.

Mustang’s available engines, including the GT’s beefy 4.6-litre V8, also are designed to use regular 87-octane fuel, allowing customers to save even more money at the pump, without sacrificing performance. Both Camaro and Challenger recommend premium grade petrol.

Mustang also makes fill-ups more hassle-free with its standard Easy Fuel™ Capless Fuel Fuller system, a segment exclusive.

The Shelby GT500

For Mustang enthusiasts who prefer the highest performance, the 2010 Shelby GT500 offers a 5.4-litre supercharged four-valve V-8 engine that pumps out 540 horsepower and 510 ft.-lbs. of torque. Thanks in part to a cold-air intake system, lower-restriction exhaust, new engine calibration and revised gearing, the 2010 Shelby GT500 delivers more power while also increasing fuel efficiency. Power is sent to the ground through a short-shift six-speed manual transmission with a limited-slip 3.55 rear axle gear ratio.

New suspension tuning and aerodynamic improvements give the 2010 Shelby GT500 sharper handling, improved body control and better overall vehicle dynamics while still maintaining a good ride and handling balance. Forged and machined 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear F1 Supercar tyres, combined with the revised suspension, gives the car a claimed high level of grip.

New standard features for the 2010 Shelby GT500 include items such as Alcantara® on the heavily bolstered sport seats, steering wheel, shift boot and hand brake; leather stripes stitched into the seats that coordinate with the exterior stripe colour; Q-ball shift knob and aluminium interior trim that enhances the Shelby GT500 driving environment.

Both the 2010 Mustang and Shelby GT500 arrive in North American dealerships in mid-2010.

Standard Equipment on 4.0-litre V6:


  • 4.0-litre V6 Engine
  • 5-speed Manual Transmission
  • Power Vented 4-wheel Disc Brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Rear-window Defroster
  • Easy FuelTM Capless Fuel Filler System


  • LED Sequential Tail lamps
  • LED High Mounted Stop Lamp
  • 17-inch Painted Aluminium Wheels
  • Convertible Top (Convertible Model)
  • Mini Spare Tyre
  • Stainless Steel, Single Exhaust
  • Complex Reflector Halogen Headlamps
  • Dual Power Black Mirrors
  • Rear Quarter Mounted Antenna


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  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo with Single-disc CD Player and Clock
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Floor Console with Full Armrest and Locking Storage
  • Two Covered Cup Holders
  • Black Front Floor Mats
  • Driver Footrest
  • Chrome Accent 4-gauge Instrument Cluster and Register Vents
  • Dome Lamp (Coupe Only)
  • Lighted Bezel (Convertible Only)
  • Two Map Pockets, Back Side of Driver and Passenger Seats
  • Cloth Bucket Seats, 4-way Manual Driver, 2-way Manual Passenger (Split-fold Rear Seats on Coupe)
  • Tilt Steering Wheel with Cruise Control
  • Power One-touch-up/down Driver and Passenger Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Interior Boot Release

Safety & Security

  • Dual-stage Front Airbags
  • Front-seat Side Airbags
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-theft System
  • Personal Safety System®
  • AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System


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Standard Equipment on GT:


  • 4.6-litre V8 Engine
  • 5-speed Manual Transmission
  • Brakes – Power with 4-wheel vented discs
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Engine Cover
  • Easy Fuel Capless Fuel Fuller


  • LED Sequential Tail Lamps
  • 18-inch Wide Spoke Painted Aluminium Wheels
  • Black Chrome Pony in Grille
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Fog Lamps
  • Dual Bright Rolled Exhaust Tips
  • Mirrors – Body Colour, Dual Power
  • Rear Quarter Panel Mounted AM/FM Antenna


  • Air Conditioning – Manual
  • Audio – Premium AM/FM stereo w/ Single CD & Clock
  • Audio Input Jack
  • Console – Full armrest with locking storage
  • Two covered cup holders
  • Footrest – Driver
  • Instrument Cluster – Chrome accent four-gauge cluster and register vents
  • Lamps – Centre High Mounted Dome (Coupe Only)
  • Lighted Bezel (Convertible Only)
  • Power Points (2)
  • Seats – Cloth Bucket, 2-way Manual Passenger, 4-way Manual Driver
  • Steering Wheel – tilt w/ speed control
  • Windows/Locks – Power 1-touch Up/Down Driver and Passenger Windows
  • Interior Boot Release

Safety & Security

  • Dual Front Air Bags
  • Driver/Passenger Side Impact Airbags
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) System
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
  • Personal Safety System for Driver and front Passenger
  • Advance Trac® with Electronic Stability Control® (ESC)
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System

Standard Equipment on Shelby GT500:


  • Brakes – Power 4-wheel discs with ABS (Brembo four-piston Front Callipers)
  • Engine – 5.4-liter Supercharged 4V V8 w/cold-air intake system and low restriction exhaust
  • Transmission – Tremec 6-speed Manual w/3.55 rear axle ratio

Safety & Security

  • Personal Safety System™ (seat belt pre-tensioners, load limiting retractors, dual stage front air bags, driver seat position sensing & crash severity sensing)
  • AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control
  • Airbags – Dual Stage Front
  • Airbags – Side Impact
  • Keyless Entry – Remote
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) system
  • Lighting – Illuminated Entry
  • Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm (incl. perimeter inclination & intrusion alarms)
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Advance Trac® Electronic Stability Control® (ESC)


  • Badges – “Shelby GT500” badging on faux gas cap & "SHELBY" badging on rear boot lid
  • Exhaust – Dual Stainless Steel with 4-inch Tips
  • Headlamps – Quad Reflector w/integral park/turn lamps
  • Bonnet – Aluminium (with single heat extractor)
  • Fog lamps
  • Power Mirrors
  • Over-the-top “racing stripes” and “GT500” side stripes
  • Rear Spoiler – SHELBY rear boot lid
  • 18 X 9.5-inch Aluminium Wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Tyres (P255/45ZR18 Front & 285/40ZR18 Rear) Convertible Only
  • 19 X 9.5-inch Aluminium Wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Tyres(P255/40ZR19 Front & P285/35ZR19 Rear) Coupe Only


  • Centre Console – Armrest with Locking Storage
  • Climate Control – Manual
  • Two Covered Cup holders
  • Door Locks – Power
  • Floor Mats – 1st Row w/ Silver perimeter stitching and "GT500" embroidered logo
  • Lighting – Ambient Lighting w/MyColour 125 colour gauge backlighting
  • Seats – Leather sport buckets w/ racing stripes coordinated to exterior stripes and Alcantera® accents. Also 6-way Power Driver's Seat with Power Lumbar and adjustable head restraint
  • Steering Wheel – Tilt Leather and Alcantera® with Unique Thumb Pads
  • Windows – Power, Driver & Passenger Global Open Controls
  • Shifter – Short-throw with unique Q-ball shift knob


  • Shaker 500 System with 8 speakers (AM/FM Stereo/CDx6 MP3 Capable) & Audio Input Jack
  • Ford SYNC
  • SIRIUS® Satellite Radio
  • Cruise Control
  • Easy Fill Capless Fuel Filler
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Instrument Cluster: 6 gauge instrument cluster SVT graphics; brushed aluminium accent cluster and air registers. Also includes message centre with compass
  • Pedals: Bright Clutch, Brake and Accelerator
  • 2 Power Points
  • Interior Trunk Release
  • Rear Window Defroster

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