As an iconic American car, the Ford Mustang has a legacy of consistently combining aggressive style and performance. With the 50th anniversary coming up, people are wondering what Ford has planned for this historically significant version of the Mustang. Will they stay true to tradition or will they be tempted to go in a new direction? Here are three reasons to take a look at the 2015 Ford Mustang.
It Still has the Horses
The biggest expectation of the Mustang is that it drives with power. The 2015 model definitely has the muscle, but with a little something extra. The new mustang is available with either a 3.7-liter V6 or a 5.0-liter V8. But what’s really exciting is the available 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. The EcoBoost provides precise fuel delivery, and combined with their new turbocharger, delivers incredible time-to-torque. With the 2015 Mustang, you still get Mustang performance, but with a modern touch.
Welcome to the Mustang Experience
Ford really focused on the driving experience. Taking into account the Mustang’s look, feel, and even how you interact with the car, Ford went to work enhancing the total Mustang experience. The most obvious difference is the design. The 2015 model retains a sense of the strong aggressive look of the 2014, but is a bit sleeker. The driver’s seat is reminiscent of a cockpit, because after all, you aren’t driving any old car. For the optimal driving experience, Ford accounted for the feel of the steering wheel and the placement of the shifter. Finally, with any car with a rich history, there’s the issue of modernization. In the 2015 Mustang, Ford sought to properly balance traditional analog dials with some digital feedback.
More than just Muscle
As I said above, Ford sought to balance the Mustang’s tradition with some modernization. This is reflected in choosing to add technology that contributed to the Mustang experience. The simplest upgrade is intelligent access and push-button start. Ford also wanted to keep their drivers safe by integrating the Blind Spot Information System, which alerts you cars approaching from those hard to see angles. Finally, for the first time, Ford included the SYNC and MyFord Touch in-car communications system to make it a bit more up-to-date.
With a new version of such a classic car, there’s always the issue of what will stay and what’s new. With the 2015 Mustang, Ford sought to retain the soul of the Mustang, while giving it just enough of a modern edge. Did they succeed? Take the new version out for a spin and decide for yourself.
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