2015 Ford Mustang Makes Its Grand Debut

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts Thursday, the most popular debut of the Pony Car.

The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts Thursday, the most popular debut of the Pony Car.

The 50th edition of the Ford Mustang is perhaps the most highly anticipated version of the Pony Car. Well today, the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang debuted across the globe. The completely redesigned sports car features an evolved design, new engines, and a more enhanced ride quality and comfort.

The Ford Mustang was a multi-year work in progress to make No. 50 a grand debut.

“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.”

The All-New Ford Mustang GT with Performance Pack

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW FORD MUSTANG

The All-New Mustang Style is completely different from last year’s model. Design-wise, the 2015 Ford Mustang features a trapazoid grille, thin swooping headlights, and the return of the fastback with a sleek profile and sloped windshield and rear glass.

Inside, the Mustang uses an aviation-inspired cockpit. A large instrument panel puts the information right in front of the passenger with a roomier cabin, and Ford improved ergornomics to make switches and knobs easier than ever to use. Passengers will enjoy more hip and leg room, and Ford says the new trunk should be able to hold two full sized golf bags.

Features are also a plus in the all-new Mustang. You’ll get Intelligent Key Access with Push Button start, Ford SYNC, the MYKey system and track apps. An all-new Selectable Drive Mode lets you choose which Mustang is best for you. Whether you are on the twisty country road or open highway, the new Mustang Drive modes put you in complete control.

The All-New Ford Mustang

When it’s time to back off and relax for the drive home, available advanced driver-assist features including Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control can help ease the load, while SYNC AppLink™ lets drivers control their smartphone apps to listen to their favorite form of entertainment.

EXTERIOR DESIGN: 2015 FORD MUSTANG

Under the hood, the Mustang has three new engine options. The Mustang GT features a roaring 5.0-liter V8 engine that reaches up to 420 hp. There’s still the choice of an upgraded V6, and the new Mustang is also more fuel efficient than ever thanks to the all-new 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to the Mustang.

“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, Ford Mustang chief engineer.

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.

All-New Ford Mustang: 2.3-Liter EcoBoost

ALL-NEW FORD MUSTANG DESIGN: INTERIOR

Ford says the 2015 Ford Mustang is the most nimble Pony Car ever.

Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. This is expected to be the best stopping Mustang yet, with three available brake packages.

At the rear 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. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

“We already set a very high standard for Mustang’s dynamics with Boss 302, and our goal was to go above and beyond that with this new car,” said Pericak.

The All-New Ford Mustang GT

2015 FORD MUSTANG: COLORS AND MATERIALS

The Ford Mustang is sure to be in the George Waikem Ford showroom as soon as it hits our Masillon showroom this year. And don’t forget about April 17, 2014, when we officially celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

“From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Pericak. “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.”

 

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About Jeff Russ

Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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