The new Mustang will go on sale later this year
The new Mustang made its public debut at the Detroit motor show
The car was revealed in full late last year and goes on sale in the last quarter of 2015
It will be available in the UK in right-hand drive
The Mustang gains independent rear suspension
The car will arrive in the UK in 2015
Prices for the car are expected to start at around £30,000
The 2015 Ford Mustang has been officially revealed
The car has already been seen testing in several spy photos
The car has a familiar design but it is styled more towards European tastes
The new model was originally revealed in a series of leaked images
A more European-looking front bumper and fascia can be seen
New headlight cluster designs incorporate LED lighting
This Mustang has a much clearer Fastback shape than the previous model
A convertible version will also be available
Ford says the convertible's fabric roof takes just seven seconds to unfold
Ford has reportedly developed the new Mustang on an all-new platform
The convertible features seating for four
The interior features retro syling with modern functionality
The cabin benefits from a major quality upgrade
The six-speed manual transmission is carried over from the previous model
A number of switchable driver modes are available
The new Mustang also incorporates an integrated multimedia system
The three-spoke Mustang steering wheel reminds us of the original
New badges denote the Mustang's heritage
A puddle light projects the Mustang logo onto the ground
Horizontal lines replace the wedge-shaped flanks of the outgoing car
There's still plenty of aggressive styling at work here
This will be the sixth generation of Ford Mustang
The Mustang's three-bar rear light designs remain
Plenty of other traditional Mustang details are absent, however, including the shapely rear side windows
The Mustang GT uses a 5.0-litre V8 engine
The cabin features an 8.0in central infotainment screen
2015 Ford Mustang will cost from £28,995
Huge demand for the new Ford Mustang, which is available to order now and priced from £29,995, means the UK order book for the US-bred performance car is already full into the middle of 2016.
Ford of Britain boss Andy Barratt said: “We are now sold out beyond July next year, although that’s not a reason not to go into a dealership and buy one – I will do my very best to ensure we look after every single customer in the right way."
The all-new car is the first Mustang to be offered in right-hand-drive form, and comes with a choice of two engines. The entry-level model is powered by a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that develops 310bhp and 320lb ft. This variant can cover 0-62mph in 5.8sec.
Alternatively, Mustang buyers can opt for a 412bhp, 386lb ft 5.0-litre V8-equipped model, which costs from £32,995 and sprints from 0-62mph in 4.8sec.
There is the option of either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. The automatic adds £1500 to the price.
The 5.0-litre V8 will be upgraded to 500bhp within 18 months of the car going on sale. The V8 emits 299g/km of CO2 and can return up to 20.9mpg, while the EcoBoost option emits 179g/km of CO2 and returns up to 35.3mpg. US markets will also get a 3.7-litre V6 option.
Ford has launched the new Mustang in both convertible and 'Fastback' bodystyles. The convertible body style is around £1500 more expensive than the equivalent Fastback.
Standard kit in the UK includes 19in alloys wheels, a performance brake package, xenon headlights, LED tail-lights and a rear diffuser. Inside it gets dual-zone climate control and Fords latest Sync2 infotainment system with an 8.0in screen and nine speakers.
There are 10 colours to choose from, including yellow and orange hues that are bespoke to the Mustang, while the options list includes climate control and upgraded seats.
The new Ford Mustang made its public debut at the Detroit motor show in 2014. It is the latest global model developed under the ‘One Ford’ plan, but Ford claims that the character has not been altered as a result. “We didn’t decide to do a global Mustang,” said programme boss Dave Pericak. “We decided to take the Mustang global. Everything we do is to make a Mustang, and then take it global with homologation. We didn’t change the recipe.”
According to Pericak, the fact that the hugely successful outgoing model was the conceptual starting point is partial proof of that, even if “the only commonality is the wheelbase - every sheet metal panel is different and only two fasteners are retained”.
Most significantly, the new Mustang now has independent rear suspension, a move that comes 30 years after most manufacturers jettisoned live rear axles. The change in set-up greatly improves ride quality, while the front suspension has also been redesigned to help make the car suitable for a global audience.
Autocar test-drove the Mustang in Los Angeles in 2014. It received praise for its performance and high speed handling but there was criticism of its low-speed ride, which was rated as being short of the compliance needed for UK roads.“As soon as we play with the low-speed damping we risk harming the car’s handling,” said global engineering chief Raj Nair. “Even so, we’re about to begin testing and there are some things we can do.”
An initial run of 500 Mustangs was offered for sale across 20 European countries during a special promotion at the 2014 UEFA European Championship final. During the match - held between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid - the cars, including 130 right-hand-drive cars for United Kingdom, were offered for sale and sold out in less than 30 seconds. In total, more than 9900 buyers tried to buy the cars.
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