Mustang is turning 50 in the next few years and as a result we will be getting 2015 Ford Mustang that will be available outside the U.S. market also. According to reports this vehicle will be delivered to Japan, England and Australia also. This vehicle will be designed and developed by design studios that are not located in the U.S. only.
Add that to the fact that the 2015 Mustangs will receive independent rear suspension for the first time ever, with exception of the Cobra version a decade ago, and the Mustang suddenly becomes a hot topic among enthusiasts.
With such dramatic changes in the geographical availability of the Mustang, as well as the move away from the cheaper live axle, not much else has to change in order for this new-generation Mustang to find its new niche in the 2015 model year. That being said, expect the updated muscle car to get a radical redesign while still staying true to its overall look and style.
The 2015 Ford Mustang should debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2014, exactly 50 years to the month of the original Mustang’s debut.
On 06.13.2012. leaked images were delivered and spy photographers have managed to catch a mule of the next generation Mustang during testing. As usual, the spy shots reveal more details on the future car. The next Mustang will be built on a heavily revised version of the outgoing car’s platform, with the biggest change being made for the suspension system.
The 2015 Mustang will be getting redesigned for its new generation, as most cars do, but Ford would be ridiculous if they changed it up too much. Expect to see the same long hood/short deck combination, as well as the sharp upper and lower quarter panels of the current model to carry on to the next. The major component of the redesign will come in a revised platform that will drop the car’s overall weight and length. The new, lighter and smaller Mustang will then be prepared to take on the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro that is also said to have dropped a few pounds.
The interior of the Ford Mustang hasn’t had many changes since its restyling in the third generation. Other than the seats getting made out of soybeans for the 2008 model, the Mustang’s interior has stayed the same. Will 2015 be the year of the interior? It’s highly doubtful, but we do expect more of Ford’s bountiful technologies to find their way into the new generation muscle car.
As of right now, the engine lineup for the 2015 Mustang will not differ much from the current V-6 and V-8 configurations. Expect to see the 3.6L V-6 producing 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque and the 5.0L V-8 delivering 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, except that the V-8 may get direct injection.
Rumors have also been circulating about a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with upwards of 350 horsepower.
For the first time in 10 years since Ford’s then-VP, Phil Marten, decided to switch to a live axle to cut down on costs, the Ford Mustang will be getting an independent rear suspension. This new suspension will be a one-off of sorts from Ford’s Control Blade suspension and will be similar to that of the Ford Falcon from Australia, marking the area in which Australia’s studios will come into play.
This switch to IRS may be cause for alarm for the drag racers of the world that rather enjoy the live axle, but a limited-edition live axle model may come into play to put out that fire. We can see it now, 2015 Ford Mustang Drag Race Edition.
Handling may also be improved for the new generation Mustang with computer-controlled torque vectoring. This system be able to apply and hold torque where it is needed for more aggressive and controlled handling.