Revealed worldwide earlier this month, the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang holds on to its classic muscle-car shape, and marks the milestone half-century production of the all-American pony car. However, Chris Woodyard of the USA Today is among the many who believe that modern cars “risk losing their originality and spunk.” Does the new Mustang follow suit? You decide.
Independent Rear Suspension: This replaces the former rear axle, which was heavy and pivotal for the race track, but the change results in a better ride.
EcoBoost Engine: The engine that has adorned the rest of the Ford line-up was inevitable to join the ranks of the Mustang. The twin-turbo option is smaller and more fuel-efficient for those eco-conscious consumers, however it takes away the traditional Mustang characteristics. (Not sure if the Mustang shopper has eco-friendliness at top-of-mind, but kudos to Ford nonetheless, for providing the [greener] option.)
Luxury Options: You can now find amenities like heated and cooled seats and the latest technology, MyFordTouch, available on the Mustang. Great again, for those who need all the bells and whistles, but is the traditional Mustang shopper keen on the luxuries? Ford’s new target is younger buyers, i.e. millenials.
Has the new Mustang lost its distinctiveness? According to Ford’s Alan Hall, Global Communications Manager for the Ford Mustang– no way. The Mustang is Ford’s only convertible and will retain its racing credentials. “You know it when you hear it anywhere,” Hall says. “nobody can match it.”
The 2015 Mustang is due to hit dealerships in the fall of 2014. For all of you Mustang aficionados out there, Ford will celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary of the Mustang just a few months prior, in April. Let the ponies roar!
In the meantime, if you can’t hold your horses (no pun intended) until then, we’ll bring you a 2014 Mustang today.