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Ford Mustang for Europe revealed

The iconic car is unveiled in Barcelona today – available in Europe after 50 years

The new Ford Mustang: a pony car or a muscle car? (Image: Ford)

The new Ford Mustang: a pony car or a muscle car? (Image: Ford)

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.

Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford
“The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonate 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.”

Fun Facts About Mustang

  • It’s the world’s most ‘liked’ car on Facebook (and has over 125k followers on Twitter)
  • Over 9 million have been sold across the world since its 1964 launch
  • A mustang is a type of feral horse
  • The Mustang has appeared in thousands of movies and TV shows. Famous appearances include Bullitt with Steve McQueen, Diamonds are Forever, and Gone In 60 Seconds.
  • Back to the Future II features a Mustang – appearing in 2015

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.

The new Mustang epitomises Ford’s aggressive product acceleration

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.”

Features include:

  • A standard multilayer insulated cloth top on the convertible model
  • Large, clear instrumentation and a roomy cabin
  • Ergonomic and tactile switches and knobs
  • Improved shoulder and hip room for passengers
  • Usefully shaped bootspace (that can fit two golf bags, apparently)
  • All-new front and rear suspension systems
  • Large, powerful brakes and performance brake packages
  • 19” wheels as standard
  • Available in manual and six-speed automatic transmission
  • Selectable Drive Modes to “create the perfect Mustang”
  • Advanced, Ford-developed stability control
  • Ford SYNC with Voice Control and Touchscreen
  • The option of a 5.0-litre V8 engine or a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine

“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.

Find out more

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.

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Kirsty Cooke

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