What to expect with the next-generation 2015 Ford Mustang – Road Test TV
July 25th, 2013 by Road Test TV
Ford’s designers and engineers are currently hard at work on creating the next-generation 2015 Ford Mustang – one of the most anticipated cars in the company’s history.
Why? Well, because the current generation has been around since 2005 and really hasn’t seen much of a design overhaul or any massive upgrades on the engineering end. And since 2005, Mustang sales have been repeatedly threatened by come-backs of other favorite muscle cars including the Dodge Challenger and the much-loved Chevrolet Camaro.
Sales of the Chevrolet Camaro have been outpacing the Ford Mustang for quite some time, with Chevy’s Camaro quickly becoming the favorite bang-for-your-buck muscle/sports car – a title that has been kept by the Mustang for decades. Chevy’s Camaro outsold the Ford Mustang last year 84,391 units to 82,995 so an all-new car is much needed.
So what can we expect from the next-generation Ford Mustang? For one, we know that the new model will hit markets next year as a 2015 model year. A special-edition 50th Anniversary will launch the new look and specs later this year as a 2014 1/2 model year (and we’re not kidding).
Next, it will have one of the sleekest looking sheet-metal we’ve ever seen from the rugged looking muscle car. Sources say a lot of the design cues will be taken from the Ford Evos Concept (pictured above).
What can we expect in terms of technical specs? So far, it is reported that the new mustang will consist of an entry-level V6 producing north of 350-hp, a 2.3 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost making close to 350-hp and a 5.0 liter V8 model making more than 450-hp. Also rumored is a naturally-aspirated SVT model to replace the Shelby GT500. This will likely be known as the GT350. The Mustang will also get an independent rear suspension – for the first time ever.
As you can see, the new Mustang is quite an important model for the Dearborn automaker.