2015 Ford Mustang is the 50th anniversary edition in a long line of historic ford mustangs
It is the best time of year for car enthusiasts. The 2013 models will be available shortly. For the manufacturers, the cycle of innovation never stops. Ford is already looking two years into the future and working on the design for the 2015 Ford Mustang.
The Mustang is one of the most iconic cars in America. Early indications are that the 2015 Ford Mustang will be different from current Mustangs in certain key ways including turbocharged engine power. That would be a back to the future proposition, as turbocharged engines have been used in the Mustang in the past. A truly revolutionary change is the plan to switch from a solid rear axle to independent suspension. An independent rear suspension has been used only once in the history of the Mustang, in the short lived Cobra model a decade ago. While 2015 is a long way off and there is still time for Ford to change its mind, all indications are that the solid rear axle will indeed be abandoned. Competing vehicles have already made that change, and the early prototypes and drawings show an independent rear suspension.
The 2015 Ford Mustang reviews are mixed. Obviously, there is no way to judge the car’s performance and durability yet, but not all fans are pleased with the renderings. Some Mustang enthusiasts are unhappy with Ford’s plans to give the Mustang a more modern appearance. It is the “don’t mess with a classic” view. Ford is making the changes in part to meet overseas demand, where there is no nostalgia for the classic vehicles, and the Mustang’s current (old fashioned) style is unpopular. There is also the issue of younger drivers not being interested in retro styling, which means that the Mustang has to adapt or fade away.
The early 2015 Ford Mustang reviews also indicate that Ford will be making changes to the interior. Ford is already testing modern parts inside the Mustang’s shell so it can make the proper adjustments and ensure compatibility and comfort. State of the art technology such as a control screen and MyFord Touch will be incorporated into the Mustang. The interior of the 2015 Mustang will be virtually unrecognizable to a fan of the original. Another potential, but not finalized, change is replacing the engine. The turbocharging will allow Ford to install a four-cylinder engine in place of the current V6 while increasing the horsepower. This specific change is still uncertain because Ford is working on engine improvements but will not necessarily roll them out in the 2015 models.
Consumers will be able to buy 2015 Ford Mustang sometime in 2014, in keeping with the usual automotive industry practice of releasing a year’s vehicle a few months before that year begins. (This is similar to the sports video game franchises.) There is speculation that Ford will call this model the 2014.5 Mustang because it used a similar numbering scheme fifty years ago. This marketing ploy would let consumers experience a connection to the original Mustang when they buy 2015 Ford Mustang.