With the 50th anniversary of the Mustang arriving in 2015, Ford has big plans for the popular muscle car. The 2015 Mustang is expected to be a more “world car” which means Ford has plans to export the Mustang all around the world. On a deeper level, this means that Ford has to design the Mustang to suit the varying stylistic changes around the world.
Most other markets around the world, prefer sports cars with a little less metal and a more fluid body style, not the aggressive bodylines that the Mustang features today. The previous Evos concept was a hint at what Ford could be planning to do with the Mustang, but Ford has promised that certain Mustang specific design cues like the long hood/short deck proportions will remain prominent on the new model.
After years of producing Mustangs with a straight axle rear end, the Mustang will move on to an indepenedent rear suspension. This is the way most European cars are built and the way most of the world prefers their vehicles, and its not a bad change in the least.
Less changes are planned for the Mustangs power plant as Ford is expected to keep the Mustangs current engine selection, at least for now. Some believe that Ford would be wise to offer the base Mustang with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This would essentially bring the car’s fuel efficiency up, while keeping horsepower relatively the same as the current V6.
Most experts expect to see some version of the 2015 Ford Mustang at the 2014 New York Auto Show at the latest.