Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant near Detroit has been busy and buzzing with a new project since last month, following the official product launch on August 28 of the 2015 Mustang – 50 years after the original Mustang launched and became Ford’s iconic heartthrob pony car.
What’s so exciting? Well, for one thing, this is the first all-out redesign in a decade. Second, it’s the first time that Mustang’s redesign aims to suit global – rather than purely U.S. – tastes, featuring the pony car’s first-ever right-hand-drive version.
And reviewers are excited by the way the new Mustang drives. MotorTrend’s Christian Seabaugh says, “While the last Mustang was easily upset by pavement imperfections and pitched fore and aft a lot on poor pavement, the new Mustang just eats up the road.”
What else to look for:
- Improved fuel economy, perhaps as high as low 30s on highways with the new V6.
- Safety features that improve even further on the 2014 version, including reversing camera, blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control system with forward collision warning and modern structural engineering that should further improve results on crash tests.
- Technology advances that include a passive entry system with push-button starting, tire pressure monitoring that takes separate readings at each wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Order scheduling should have begun, with the first 2015 Mustang coupes are expected in showrooms starting this December.