So far there's been no word on the official release date for the 2015 Mustang, but you can bet that as soon as we hear anything, our loyal readers will be the first to know! At CJ Pony Parts, we've been the Mustang pros for over 25 years. But like everyone else outside of Ford's inner circle, we're still waiting for official word as to when the complete redesigned, sixth generation Mustang will launch officially.
Counting Down to April 17
It was April 17, 1964 that the driving world was first introduced to the Ford Mustang. As we come up on 50 years later, it has been heavily speculated that Ford is planning to mark this anniversary with the release of the new sixth generation models. Whether or not the vehicle will actually hit the streets then, of course, remains to be seen. It's highly unlikely that Ford will let the date pass without some kind of celebration, though it isn't yet clear if the release of the new Mustang will be timed exactly to it.
2015 or 2014.5?
One burning question is whether or not the new Mustang will be marketed as a 2015 model or a 2014.5. Sound like splitting hairs? Well, to Mustang traditionalists, it's kind of a big deal. The sixth gen pony car has been marketed as a 50th anniversary makeover for the nameplate — in keeping with that, it would make sense for the new Mustang to be labeled as mid-year model, as that's exactly how the very first pony cars were sold. We'll find out soon enough if that's a tradition Ford will be reviving this time around.
The Facts so Far
Until more information is released, all we can do as we await the 2015 Mustang launch date is focus on what we know for sure. Here are a few of the features of the new pony car that have been confirmed:
- The 2015 Mustang will feature an independent rear suspension — technology that’s already found in the Camaro and Challenger.
- The new Mustang will feature a more contemporary design, as opposed to the retro-inspired styling of the current generation.
- The current Coyote 5.0L engine will be available on the 2015.
- A six speed manual transmission will come standard; an eight speed auto may be offered later in the year.
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