Ford officially unveiled the sixth-generation of the Ford Mustang line today with a lot of new features and some interesting things to look forward to with the S550 Mustang platform. Ford definitely worked to make the new Mustang more appealing to the world by having simultaneous live reveals in Dearborn, MI; New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Barcelona, Spain; Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia.
So what’s new with the 2015 Ford Mustang? First, the outward appearance is the most noticeable. Ford has started to bring the look of the Mustang in line with the rest of the Ford brand. While the tail lights remain the same three vertical squares, they have been updated to a more three-dimensional look and the front grille takes a page from the Ford Fusion and Focus designs. With nine available color options to choose from and four factory wheel options, this leaves quite a few possibilities to customize the exterior right from the factory. Small changes from the rear passenger glass extending forward to meet the door glass, to a more dramatic roof line and a wider and lower overall stance.
But what lies under the sheet metal? Did Ford make improvements to keep up with their rivals over at GM and Mopar? You bet they did. The 2015 Ford Mustang will sport an independent rear suspension, providing a huge improvement for enthusiasts who like to drive on winding roads. The biggest departure from the fifth-generation Mustang is directly under the hood. Owners of the 2015 Ford Mustang will have three engines to choose from: the 3.7L, V6, rated around 300 horsepower; the 5.0L, V8 rated around 420 horsepower, and the new 2.3L turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, rated about 305 horsepower.
How about the inside of the Mustang? From the driver’s seat, the layout remains much the same, however there is more information available with the command of your voice and fingertips via the MyFord Touch and the new large touchscreen centered in the dash. This new command center gives you control over your Bluetooth-synced cell phone, radio, and navigation. The steering wheel has more buttons than you can shake a stick at, and if you are driving the 5.0 V8, it is unlikely that you’ll want to take your hands off the wheel.
We wanted to get your opinion on what you thought of the new sixth-generation Mustang so we turned to the Summit Racing Facebook page. Opinions were mixed.
Joe G. – Plus this one is lighter, has more power, and yes irs!!! It will be amazing to drive!
Scott H. – IRS?? No solid axle means you just lost a ton of drag racers.
Eric J. – They are making two-door Fusions now??
Jamie C. – I don’t wanna admit it, but it’s slowly growing on me. Slowly.
Brian S. – Sick Honda!
Rob S. – Give it side coves and different headlights and you got a winner…
Brendan F. – It doesn’t look American at all.
E.J. S. – It’s OK, I was afraid they’d really screw it up but it still looks like a Mustang…
So what do you think of the 2015 Mustang? Is it one you want to own or pass on? How do you feel about Ford putting a four-cylinder engine into a pony car? We would love to hear your thoughts, but for now we are just going to have to wait and see, because the most exciting part is when the aftermarket delivers all the goodies to make it go faster.