It won't be long before we start seeing preliminary reviews of the 2015 Mustang — the soon-to-be-released sixth generation update of Ford's legendary muscle car has been teased for some time. Keep checking CJ Pony Parts, as we will be posting reviews, pictures and information about the upcoming model as soon as they are released. Of course, even though no official 2015 Mustang reviews have been published, we can still speculate about the car itself. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect:
- Release date: As of now, we have no official confirmation of the 2015 Mustang's release date. April 17 will mark the brand's 50th anniversary, and it's heavily speculated Ford is planning something big to mark the event. Whether or not this will be the official release of the sixth generation remains to be seen. Another source of rumor is whether the new model will be marketed as a true 2015 or a 2014 1/2, as a tribute to the very first Mustang.
- Exterior: The revamped styling of the 2015 Mustang looks like one of the most significant ways Ford will be breaking away from the past without abandoning tradition. Taking its cues from the Evos concept first introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the sixth gen pony car will forego the retro styling of the current Mustang in favor of something more contemporary to appeal to younger buyers.
- Engine: Here's what we know about the engines that will be available for the 2015 Mustang — the 5.0L V8 Coyote will be back to anchor the top end of the line, possibly with the addition of a turbocharger in a revival of the Cobra SVT. A 3.7L V6 will power the base model once more. Rumors of a turbocharged four cylinder are still unconfirmed, though it's expected to be an option sitting between the V6 and V8.
- Suspension: 2014 looks to be the year Ford will finally get with the times by offering an independent rear suspension for the new Mustang. IRS is currently available on rivals including the Chev Camaro and Dodge Challenger, so look for Ford to be pushing this feature heavily come April.
- Weight: Another rumor is that Ford will be looking to claim bragging rights as the cheapest production car in the 500 hp club. Seems farfetched? If engineers can manage to shave 400 lbs off the current model's curb weight, as has been claimed, it just might be possible.
Look for a review of the 2015 Mustang to appear in the CJ Pony Parts blog soon!