It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, MI. Muscle car aficionados everywhere, including the staff here at CJ Pony Parts, are eagerly anticipating the unveiling of the 2015 model. Ford is keeping the new machine a closely guarded secret; few outside the hallowed halls and walls of the Ford Motor Company know a whole lot about any possible 2015 Mustang upgrades. However, one thing you can count on is that CJ Pony Parts will be your best source for news and information as soon as it becomes available.
Speculation Continues to Build
While the folks at Ford aren’t saying much about the potential 2015 Mustang upgrades, there is plenty of rumor and speculation regarding several changes including:
- New Dimensions – The 2015 is expected to feature an all-new unibody design that will make the front and rear track a bit narrower than the 2014 model. This platform “shrinkage” will make the new version about 15 inches shorter and seven inches slimmer than its predecessor.
- Independent Rear Suspension – Due to popular demand, Ford is replacing the Mustang’s solid rear axle with a multilink independent rear suspension. The end result should be an increase in space for backseat passengers along with additional cargo room.
- Expanded Powertrain Options – One thing that Ford has made clear is that the sixth-generation Mustang will be sold around the world. To accommodate the needs of the global marketplace, the new model will offer expanded powertrain options, including the possibility of a naturally aspirated inline four-cylinder designed for select Asian markets. Here in the U.S., expect to see the first 4-cylinder Mustang since 1993, including a 2.4 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that will serve as an upgrade of the 3.7 liter V-6.
- Lighter Weight – It’s no secret that the Mustang has put on some weight over the past 50 years. In fact, the 2014 Mustang weighs a half-ton more than the original pony car in 1965. Along with the slightly smaller dimensions, the 2015 Mustang has gone on a major diet; it should weigh about 400 pounds less than the 2014 model, in large part due to the use of lighter materials. This is great news for those looking for a more nimble and responsive machine that is a whole lot of fun to drive.
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