After what seems like an eternity since rumors first started circulating about an all-new Mustang, the completely redesigned 205 Ford Mustang’s production has commenced in Ford’s Flat Rock, MI plant. This is more than just another generation for the Mustang. This six-generation model marks a new beginning for the iconic pony car, as this is the first time the `Stang will be available in over 120 countries worldwide.
In order to make the 2015 Mustang a more world-friendly machine, Ford had to take some drastic measures. First on the docket was creating a more European-inspired design. It’s swooping body lines take care of that part, while retaining that unmistakable Mustang look. Ford also had to change the rear suspension from the old and outdated live-axle setup and install a proper independent suspension.
Another part of making the pony car more Euro-friendly was giving it plenty of engine options to choose from. Sure, it still has the 3.7-liter V-6 as its base engine and a revised 5.0-liter, Coyote V-8 with 435 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque as an option, but it also has available a new, 2.3-liter, EcoBoost engine. This peppy four-pot will likely be the powerplant of choice for Europeans, thanks to its higher fuel economy, and estimated 310 horses and 320 pound-feet of twist.
Expect to see the 2015 Mustang roll into U.S. dealerships in the fall of 2014 and into European showrooms in 2015. In the U.S., the all-new Mustang fastback will carry a base price of $24,425 and top out at $46,995, while the convertible model will start at $29,925 and peak at $42,425. The much-anticipated EcoBoost model will check in at $25,995 in its coupe version and $35,495 in its convertible format.