Ford will unveil the next-generation 2015 Mustang in December, some four months ahead of the car’s 50th anniversary on April 17, 2014. However, we may see the first photos of the car a lot earlier, as Ford has invited a small group of automotive writers for a sneak peek next week at its Dearborn headquarters, according to a report from Reuters.
Obviously, auto writers, including some from Europe, have agreed not to reveal details of the car until Ford wants them to – but you know how that could work out… Embargoes on new car models are not always respected, so you may want to watch out for leaked 2015 Mustang photos next week...
The Mustang is getting its first complete redesign since 2005 and will reportedly feature a more modern design, a more nimble chassis and more efficient engines and transmissions. All these features are aimed at broadening the car’s appeal outside North America, where the car has its core fan base. This is why the 2015 model will be the first model aimed at global markets, notably Europe, Japan and Australia.
The car will use a new rear-wheel-drive platform with the same 107-inch (2,718-mm) wheelbase as the current model but several hundred pounds lighter. The suspension, steering and brake systems will all be revamped, while the engines and transmissions will be upgraded. A four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine will be offered as an option.
Although the car’s design is expected to sport a more modern look and feel, the Mustang will continue to feature styling cues inspired from past models. Sales will begin next summer.
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