Ford has today revealed its new Ford Mustang. An iconic car that – after fifty years – will be available to purchase in Europe.
Unveiled at the 'Go Further' event in Barcelona today (at the same time as events in six other countries across four continents) by Executive Chairman Bill Ford, the ‘2015 Mustang’ will offer European buyers world-class performance, a wide choice of engines, state-of-the-art suspension and innovative technology – as well as an “unmistakably Mustang” design.
The fastback and convertible models retain classic Mustang design elements such as the long sculpted hood, short rear deck and “shark-bite front fascia” – as well as the iconic 'pony' marque. With a low roof, wide stance and sleek profile, the new Mustang puts a contemporary twist on the classic car. The number of cylinders has been halved; the new technology makes it more efficient. It’s certainly not a traditional ‘muscle car’.
“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development.
One of 25 vehicles to be launched by Ford next year, the Mustang has been one of the most hotly anticipated cars of the year.
Stephen Odell, Ford executive Vice President, EMEA, said: “The Mustang’s formidable reputation for performance and its iconic status as a symbol of freedom and optimism precedes it even in those parts of the world where the car has never been sold. The new Mustang epitomises Ford’s aggressive product acceleration; technologically advanced and forward-looking, but without forgetting the heritage that has inspired Ford customers for generations.”
“This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer.
Read what Jalopnik had to say about the new Ford Mustang (an impassioned review!) and follow the Mustang hype on Twitter. We have some time to wait for the official Mustang release in the UK, but it would appear you can nab an older model on Autotrader…
The Ford Go Further Event hosted today in Barcelona showcased three new Ford models, including the Mustang. The event also delivered insights into Ford’s global and European market progress and plans, with an audience of around 2,500 journalists, dealers and Ford employees.