The new Mustang is the sixth generation model of the iconic car

Ford who happens to be the creator of the Model T, the first ever car built in the year 1908 with a removable cylinder head or the Model A, the very first car which was introduced with a safety glass windshield is also the creator of this pure American muscle car that roams with pride and honor on the streets of US even today. We are sure that many might have even guessed it by now, Pat your back if you have guessed the ’Mustang’ because today we are bringing you an exclusive review of this car which started its journey way back in the year 1964 and just few months before the car turns 50, Ford has stunned the world by taking cover off the 6th generation Mustang.

Yes!! Ford motors have officially unveiled one of their most iconic cars today, which is the sixth generation Mustang. Many might wonder what is so special about this car and why there is so much hype surrounding it?

it is because this 6th generation Mustang is the latest global model which was developed under ‘one Ford plan’ and will be launched in the month of April 2014, which is exactly 50 years after the official launch of the very first Mustang in the US. So to reach out globally and share the rich experience and history with the World, Ford has planned to launch the Mustang with the right hand drive for the very first time in the markets of United Kingdom, Japan and Australia and there is also a huge possibility of it making its way into our Indian market.

Update 12.07.2016: Ford India has launched the new generation Mustang in India at INR. 65 lakhs (ex showroom, New Delhi). We have updated the review with new information.

Catch all the details on the 2015 Ford Mustang after the jump

  • 2016 Ford Mustang
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    2016
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  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    6 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    300 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    199
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EXTERIOR

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There were couple of leaked images online recently which revealed how the new Mustang will look in flesh and when it was revealed it did attracted everyone’s attention although the car retained the same wheelbase of the current generation Mustang but it has become wider and also the rear track has been stretched which resulted in increase in its interior and boot space. Although Ford has made the new generation Mustang more modern, sporty and appealing still one can easily recognize the iconic car by its muscular proportion which includes a long front hood and short rear deck.

Exterior details of the Mustang includes:

A sharp wrap around headlamps, stylish Black grille with the floating horse logo placed in the middle.

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A more sloping nose made the front look more mean and sporty.

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It still has the aggressive looking hood ridges which gives you a sense that there is a powerful engine placed just underneath it.

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INTERIOR

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Ford has made couple of changes in its interiors also and the the new cabin gets a premium looking dashboard and round air vents. It seems like the new interior design has been heavily inspired from an aircraft cockpit, the new and improved interiors looks spacious and airy because of the increased body width.

The steering wheel too looks updated with the lots of switches to control almost everything inside the car. The floating horse logo placed in the middle too looks neat.

DRIVETRAIN

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The Mustang GT is the only variant which is available in the Indian market and it features a naturally aspirated 5.0 Liter V8 engine under its hood. This engine is capable of producing about 435 Hp of peak power at 6500 rpm and 542 Nm of torque at around 3000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6 speed automatic gearbox which sends all that power to the rear wheels.

The engine gets large air intakes and its exhausts valve cylinder features high flow ports and intake exhaust camshafts which actually has impressive lift. All these new updates has actually led to increase in horsepower and torque.

Below provided are the list of all the engines available under the hood of the all new sixth generation Ford Mustang.

2015 Ford Mustang: Drivetrain Specification

Model Base EcoBoost GT
Type 3.7-Liter V-6 2.3-Liter I-4 Turbocharged 5.0-Liter V-8
Horsepower 300 305 420
Torque(LB-FT) 270 300 390

RIDE AND HANDLING

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2016 Ford Mustang; Everything You Want to Know
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Ford has installed an independent rear suspension in this car which is something new it uses an independent rear suspension and double-ball-joint MacPherson strut system at its front. There is even a a new perimeter subframe which helps to stiffen the structure and also reduces the overall weight which results in better handling and stability.

PRICING

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The new Ford Mustang has been launched at INR. 65 lakhs (ex showroom, New Delhi.). It gets priced at INR. 66.5 lakhs (ex showroom, Mumbai) and INR 68.14 lakhs (ex showroom, Navi Mumbai).

CONCLUSION

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Ford has definitely tried everything to make the 6th generation pony car look special and it definitely received some positive response from the Mustang fans around the World. The Ecoboost engine will be something to look out for because it generates a impressive amount of power from a small engine which also helps in reducing the fuel consumption and as a result the CO2 emission simultaneously.

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    • * Only GT variant available.
    • * Too pricey.
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UPDATE HISTORY

Update 28.01.2016:- Ford unveiled the Mustang in India today and also announced that they will launching the Mustang in the second quarter of 2016

Update 10.02.2016:- Ford showcased the Mustang at the 2016 AUto expo and also revealed some some new details about the car we have updated the review with plenty of images and information and also a new video of the Mustang

Press Release

FORD MUSTANG MARKS 50 YEARS WITH ALL-NEW SLEEK DESIGN, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE

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All-new sophisticated design clearly inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage evolved to attract wider array of customers and expand global market availability
Mustang now available with three engines offering a broader power of choice – a more powerful 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine
Mustang sets new performance and dynamics benchmarks for the brand with world-class handling, more precise steering control and enhanced ride comfort
The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car begins today as the all-new Ford Mustang – loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance – is simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents.

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.

“We crafted this car with the goal of creating a contemporary interpretation of Mustang – an American automotive icon that symbolizes optimism and freedom for millions of people around the world,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln.

All-new shape, yet unmistakably Mustang

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The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements – including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck – with contemporary execution.

“You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when you see this car you immediately see a Mustang strong and true,” said Moray Callum, Ford executive director, design, The Americas.

Several key design features define the all-new Mustang, including:

A lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track
The return of Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass

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Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals
Contemporary execution of the signature shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille
Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car a more upscale appearance and a quieter cabin. The new top lowers twice as fast as before, and has a sleeker profile when folded for open-air motoring.

The information and controls an active driver needs are all readily accessible in the aviation-inspired cockpit, which is executed with the highest degree of craftsmanship ever found in a Mustang. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomier cabin, while improved ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs provide better control. The added width and a new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers, and a more usefully shaped trunk can accommodate two golf bags.

The Mustang experience
The way Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience that makes drivers just want to get in and hit the road. With more options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit any lifestyle. The upgraded V6 and V8 are joined by an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang.

Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that yield more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. A new intake manifold improves low-speed breathing for better fuel economy, idle stability and emissions.

“This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer.

The Mustang EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance and projected segment-leading fuel efficiency. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with output projected at more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.

With at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V6, even the most accessible Mustang delivers the performance customers expect.

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Drivers will appreciate smoother shifts from the updated manual gearbox, while a reworked automatic transmission features new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for drivers who want the choice between convenience and control.

Most nimble pony ever

When life throws drivers a curve, the all-new Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering world-class dynamics and ride quality.

“We already set a very high standard for Mustang’s dynamics with Boss 302, and our goal was to go above and beyond that with this new car,” said Pericak.

Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. This is expected to be the best stopping Mustang yet, with three available brake packages.

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At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

Smarter than your average pony

The all-new Mustang features a significant amount of innovative technologies providing drivers with enhanced information, control and connectivity when they want it. From Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC® and MyKey® in every Mustang built, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system, drivers will be able to customize their time behind the wheel.

The feeling of freedom and confidence Mustang instills in its drivers is amplified when they can take control of how the car behaves. On a twisty back road or a weekend track day, the driver can tap the toggle switches on the console to quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings using the available Selectable Drive Modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time.

The advanced new Ford-developed stability control system is tuned to maximize Mustang’s dynamic capabilities. When the time comes to turn up the wick at the track, Mustang GT includes standard launch control that enables drivers to achieve smooth, consistent starts every time.

When it’s time to back off and relax for the drive home, available advanced driver-assist features including Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control can help ease the load, while SYNC AppLink™ lets drivers control their smartphone apps to listen to their favorite form of entertainment.

50 years of Mustang

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April 17, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015 model celebrates the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.” Mustang will continue to be built in the United States at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

“From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Pericak. “We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for half a century.”

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