2015 Mustang Renders Others Obsolete

December 6th, 2013

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Wow. Where to start on the new 2015 Mustang?

Today has provided an all-out cacophony of news as the worst-kept secret in Mustang history was officially unveiled, along with pictures, videos and almost all the information we could ever want on the newest pony in Ford’s stable.

Oddly enough, some of the only information missing from today’s reveal are the minor details of horsepower, fuel economy and price.

That aside, though, it looks like Ford has hit this one out of the park.

This new Mustang isn’t just an update of the 2014 model. By now everyone knows that Ford has taken a global approach to the car and come up with an entirely new vehicle. This is arguably the most comprehensive re-imagining of the Mustang in its entire 50-year history. Going global with it is a very good thing, because well, global sports cars are traditionally much better than U.S. sports cars.

Without question, the 2015 Mustang will be a sales success and proudly carry Ford’s performance flag well into the 2020s.

There was some worry, maybe just mine, that this new Mustang would end up looking more like a Fusion coupe than an extension of the legendary muscle car. Those worries can officially be put aside. The Mustang certainly has matured past the gimmicky retro style of the last decade, but it still harkens to the iconic shape of the original 1964 1/2 ‘Stang.

The other big news is the powertrains.

Ford says the Mustang is,

now available with three engines offering a broader power of choice – a more powerful 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine.

As mentioned earlier, specific numbers haven’t been released, but each engine promises to deliver more power than the current versions. The EcoBoost motor is a 4-cylinder that should put out around 300 ponies.

Naturally we can’t make any final judgements until the car is driven, but I think it would be a wise bet to say that the 2015 Mustang will render all past versions obsolete.

Could you go back to a used Mustang after seeing the new one?

-tgriffith

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