10 April 2014

New range of engines for 2015 Ford Mustang

It wowed everyone at the Geneva Motor Show last month, in both fastback and convertible styles (pictured above and below at the show), writes Trish Whelan.

The new Mustang is the most advanced version yet of the iconic car and goes on sale in Europe next year. The sleek new design fastback and convertible is backed up by world-class performance from a range of engines including a new turbocharged 2.3 EcoBoost and a 5.0 V8 with more than 426hp.

Commenting on the prospect of new Mustang being available from local Ford Dealers next year, Jason O'Driscoll of the Great American Steel Car Club in Ireland says "Anyone who appreciates the classic models from the 60s and 70s has to be excited about the chance of driving the new Ford Mustang. We are delighted to see the new design holds true to the classic Mustang look and the key question is: will the drive be as exhilarating?"

The Ford Mustang was revealed to the world with a television advertising campaign on the evening of April 16, 1964 before being shown to the public at the New York World's Fair on April 17. The car officially went on sale that day, and Ford dealers accumulated a record 22,000 sales and orders that first day on the way to more than 418,000 sales in the first year and 1 million sales in less than two years. Over the past five decades, more than 9 million Mustangs have been sold.