“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”
It has been one of the most anticipated new cars of the decade, and today the world got its first official look when the new Mustang was simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents!
We gave you a first look at the car hours earlier, (First Look at the All-New 2015 Ford Mustang) and the chance to download images sized specifically for you to use as your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profile images. Now, let us share some information on the car and more enthusiasm from the team members at Ford who had a hand in bringing you the new Mustang.
“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.
The new design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the car, paying homage to its 50 years of heritage 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.
The all-new Mustang features a lower roof and wider rear fenders and track. The Mustang fastback has a more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass. The front of the car is defined by the contemporary execution of the signature shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille.
The new Mustang will be available with three engines: a more powerful 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine.
Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that yield more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. 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 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.
With at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V6, even the most accessible Mustang delivers the performance customers expect.
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 customize their time behind the wheel.
During its 50 years of continuous production, more than 9 million Mustang cars have been sold. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.
April 17, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang. Every 2015 model will celebrate that 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.
“From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang Chief Engineer. “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 half a century.”
Visit ford.com/cars/mustang/2015/ to learn more.