After few leaked photos, the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang was officially introduced. The 2015 Mustang represents a next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car and comes with several design features such as a lower, wider stance, the return of the Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile thanks to the more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass, wider rear fenders and track, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals as well as a contemporary execution of the signature front fascia and trapezoidal grille.
Under the hood, we find the four-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine rated at more than 305 hp (227 kW) and 406 Nm (300 lb-ft) of torque. A 3.7-liter V6 us also available, delivering 300 hp (223 kW) and 365 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque.
2015 Mustang GT is available with the 5.0-liter V8 engine developing more than 420 hp (313 kW) and 528 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque. Furthermore, the 2015 Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension system. At the front, there is a new perimeter subframe that helps to stiffen the structure while reducing the mass. The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes.
At the rear, there 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.
Several features are available to the 2015 Mustang, such as the Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC and MyKey, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system.
Raj Nair, Ford group vice president at global product development, remarked that the Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car, as its looks, sound and performance resonate with people. He added that the Mustang is more than just a car as it is the heart and soul of Ford.
Mustang’s global appeal and impact can’t be just measured with sales, although more than nine million units have already been sold since Ford launched this pony car around half a century ago. In fact, the Mustang has already made appearances in a number of times not only in film and television, but also in video games. It is even mentioned in several songs and is the most-liked vehicle on Facebook.
With its ever increasing popularity, Ford is bringing Mustang for the first time in key parts of Europe and Asia.
Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln, quipped that Ford crafted the Mustang with the aim of creating a contemporary interpretation of pony car. He called the Mustang as an American automotive icon that has come to symbolize optimism and freedom. The latest iteration of the Mustang – both its fastback and convertible versions – features a clean-sheet design while retaining a number of vital elements like the long sculpted hood and short rear deck.
Moray Callum, Ford executive director for design at The Americas, noted that just by seeing this new pony car, one gets the impression of a strong and true Mustang.